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. jd

    Didn't she say she admired Obama too?

    February 28, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  2. tom

    Beware the obama haters who call themselves democrats and Clinton admirers. They are not Democrats and they are not Clinton supporters. They are vehement right wing haters and Rush limbaugh advocates

    February 28, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  3. Brian

    Obama / Bloomberg '08!!!

    February 28, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  4. Jdona

    Where do any of you people get the idea that Hillary is toast? She raised a considerable amount of money from supporters who also do not believe she is toast. They contributed because they believe in her and her campaign and they want to see the campaign continue. We want her to run, we support her, we support what she stands for, we support her ideas, and think she is the best candidate. And as long as we continue to support her, why should she quit? For the good of the party? Why doesn't Obama quit for the good of the party? Sure he won a bunch of caucus states, where no more than 5% of the voters cast a vote. But he hasn't carried any of the big states, and if he can't carry them in the general election which I doubt he can, guess who wins the election in Nov? It ain't Obama ,dudes.

    February 28, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  5. TerryD

    Who is to say that Barack Hussein Obama's own supporters did not put that picture of Obama's trip to Kenya dressed in traditional attire worn by area Muslims in 2006.


    I will have you know, that people are intuitive, smart and can see through a dumb play like this photo.

    No one believes anyone, BUT the supporters of Barack Hussein Obama, put this picture out on the internet....Alfter all; "yes, we can"

    February 28, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  6. Lostfigs

    So, "my friends" you think Obama is getting all his money from "Christian" organizations? You think he's got a bunch of little-old-ladies collecting money at the local supermarket???? You need to wake up and smell the money "my friends".
    I gotta hand it to ya' you Republicans are SLICK! You're playin' Obama like a cheap guitar! He touts how he has the support of thousands of "Obamicans" (Repentant republicans). They are helping him rob Hillary of the nomination just like they did with Nader in 2000. They are so afraid of running against Hillary that they are supporting Obama to get the nomination but once the general elections come around, McCain will whistle for them and they'll all go running back. Obama is so naive that he actually believes that he can just "hug" Republicans into changing their core beliefs. One thing about Republicans is that they are not some sort of "crazies" who just need someone to read them some poetry and they'll give up on Right to Choose, Capitol punishment, Immigration, Gun control, etc.

    February 28, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  7. liz

    Hillary knows how to play nice – it never hurts to recognize someone you respect, so I would say that Hillary respects Bloomberg -not to be mistaken for Blommberg.

    You guys make too much of this slanted reporting. Whether it is as President of the United States of America or as the Junior Senator from New York, she will be working with Bloomberg for as long as they are in office.

    February 28, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |


    February 28, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  9. CNN Can't Stand it!

    CNN can't stand it that they have no power in stopping Hillary. They just can't stand it that she is taking them on and winning!

    February 28, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  10. Ohio

    Ohio for OBAMA 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 28, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  11. Janel, St. Paul, MN

    Senator Clinton,

    You will work with Blomberg over the next ? years, as Senator from New York.

    February 28, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  12. Vig

    Hillary For President!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 28, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  13. Jay


    February 28, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  14. JCamilo NY

    I am from Buffalo, NY, where we continue to loss jobs on regular basis. Our Sen. Hillary has absolutely done nothing about it......New Yorkers are getting sick of her fake promises
    Go Obama !!!!!!!!

    February 28, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  15. Gabriela Rivera Moctezuma


    February 28, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  16. B. Smart

    Not to mention that Bill Clinton was impeached. Why would anyone want
    a president who's spouse was impeached?, among other scandals.

    February 28, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  17. jwilliams

    WE need every one to Vote for the best one Hillary all the way to the White House

    February 28, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  18. lee

    Bloomberg was only going to run for President IF Hillary won the nomination.
    My money is on Bloomberg supporting Obama (maybe more) soon after March 4th.
    Great draw for Independents, moderate frustrated Republicans, and all of Naders gang.
    Obama 08

    February 28, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  19. Wilhemina

    Anybody have info on the Clinton's up-coming trial in Los Angeles?
    I have tried to post about this for over a week. It has not been posted, so I have tried again.

    February 28, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  20. MARIA 2325

    GO HILLARY!!!, we need you to turn the economy into prosperity, be strong , God is with you

    February 28, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  21. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia in CA

    Obama supporters have a lot of time on their hands. Do any of you work or go to school? Are you on a govt. free ride already? Obama is not God and you make him look bad with your nasty attitudes towards anything that is nor pro-Obama.

    You all need to take a good debate course. Obama will refund your tuition fees.

    ...yeah, right (smirk)

    February 28, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  22. Francis sam-kabba


    February 28, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  23. karen

    Hillary stop talking, you are annoying.

    February 28, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  24. Willy

    -Whew- She says

    February 28, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  25. Don Fl

    You Obama people are just like Rush's ditto heads. I guess you can't think for yourselfs. I think someday when you open your eyes your going to be very sorry. I am a die hard DEM that will never vote for your so called god Obama. Look up some onfo on your boy & you will find how is wife got a 200,000.00 dollar a year pay raise after he got elected in his state or how he help his friend get a 14 million dollar gov contract the one thats going on trail. There is so so so much more out there if you wake up & look. God help you all.

    February 28, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
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