February 28th, 2008
05:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Clinton weighs in on Bloomberg's non-bid

 Clinton campaigned in Ohio Thursday.

Clinton campaigned in Ohio Thursday.

HANGING ROCK, Ohio (CNN) - With Michael Bloomberg's presidential bid now officially over before it ever really started, Hillary Clinton won't face the prospect of competing against a fellow New Yorker this fall if she wins the democratic nomination.

At a press conference in Ohio, she weighed in on Bloomberg's decision, which he made public in Thursday's edition of the New York Times.

"I have the highest regard for mayor Bloomberg," Clinton said when asked about his decision. "I have worked with him on many issues affecting New York. This is such a personal decision as I can attest to. There are lots of reasons why people decide either to run or not to run, and I respect his reaching his own decision."

Clinton said she looked forward to working with Bloomberg for the "next couple of years."

- CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. Impartial Jury

    Sounds like she either plans on nominating him as VP (laughable) or working with him on local New York issues for the next 4 years. Maybe she's finally gearing up for a concession speech after March 4th. We can only hope.

    February 28, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  2. Henry

    Clinton – You can work with Bloomberg while you are in the Senate for the "next couple of years." The rest of America doesn't want you. Go Back To New York.

    February 28, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  3. Katie

    I am sure Clinton bribed him to stay out. She's got to be the most corrupt and manipulative woman in the world. I would like to see a woman as President but definitely not Hillary Clinton.

    Obama '08.

    February 28, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  4. Mark

    I my view, Hillary is dreaming.

    February 28, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  5. aware

    Mahalo Bloomberg!

    Hillary the HOPE of 08 or Vote Republican

    Its all about who will be the best president! 🙂

    February 28, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  6. Grif

    You need all the friendly alliance, you can keep on your side; Hillary. As a result, what you're doing sounds good to me.

    February 28, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  7. A2MANI

    the key words "next two years" WHERE ? ..in the senate? i bet as senators..

    ..OBAMA 08

    ..OBAMA 08

    ..OBAMA 08

    February 28, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  8. DeVone

    new this is a man who catch the subway to work in New York City
    what wil she talk to him about

    February 28, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  9. eyeingtenure

    "Clinton said she looked forward to working with Blommberg for the 'next couple of years.'"

    ... as a senator from New York, though. Heh.

    February 28, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  10. eyeingtenure

    Hey, CNN? Didn't spell his name correctly the last time around. He isn't "Blommberg."

    February 28, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  11. Veronica

    She looked forward to working with him "the next couple of years?" , Does she know something we don't? Will she be the President working with him or the senator from New York?

    February 28, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  12. Amada

    CNN, i caught yet another spelling error in one of your article.

    getting so caught up with Obama these days, you guys cant even use spellcheck?

    "Clinton said she looked forward to working with Blommberg for the "next couple of years.""

    You obviously mean Bloomberg right?

    February 28, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  13. sairefgm


    It is so sad to see Hillary like this. I wish she would turn over her taxes and the evidence of years of her experience.

    They have stripped obama and his family naked, why in the world does hillary think ohio or texas or anyone else will vote for her and she is in hiding. what makes hillary thinks she does not have to play by the rules and create her own.

    it is so sad.

    February 28, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  14. Spirit of America

    So, instead of one woman having to face opposition from six (6) men, she has to compete with only five (5). She's up to the task because her platform (especially for America's children) is at least five times as good as any of theirs. Go Hillary. May The Force be with you.

    February 28, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  15. Diamond

    As a Senator from New York.

    February 28, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  16. Dawn

    So it's official.

    Only one person left in the campaign that was actually THERE on 9/11 and actually DID something about it.

    Like securing billions of federal funding to rebuild the WTC, like ensuring the rescue workers had healthcare, like helping the 9/11 widows....

    how come no one's speaking about that?

    February 28, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  17. Mary

    Hurray for Mrs. Cinton, our next president of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    February 28, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  18. David

    Go away Cruella. Nobody cares.

    February 28, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  19. Arlington Texas

    Mr. Bloomberg, will never be on a Clinton ticket.. He to smart for that Hillary have to many unanswer questions regarding to her taxes and other dealings.

    February 28, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  20. jujub

    Yes...she will be back in New York working with her constituency.

    February 28, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  21. leah

    this must be a sigh of relief for her.

    February 28, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  22. Brian

    Who is Blommberg?!

    February 28, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  23. Nancy, IL

    Blah, blah, blah.....

    Hey, if we want to get rid of the enemy in Iraq, let's make them listen to Hillary for 24 hours. They'll surrender.

    February 28, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  24. Jonathan

    Just a heads-up: Bloomberg's name is misspelled in the final line of the article.

    February 28, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  25. Edd

    GO HILLARY!!! We can see it in the air that you will be the nominee! We need to strengthen our fiscal policy and we need someone like you to restore our diplomatic relations outside the U.S. Go HILLARY!

    February 28, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
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