April 5th, 2008
03:20 PM ET
15 years ago

Clinton: 'I don't quit'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/05/art.clintonor.ap.jpg caption="Clinton campaigned in Oregon."] HILLSBORO, Oregon (CNN) - Hillary Clinton repeated her intentions to stay in the presidential race at a campaign event in Oregon Saturday.

“One thing I hope you know about me is that I don’t quit,” Clinton said, adding she will continue to campaign “hard” in the final ten primaries.

Clinton also again pushed seating the delegates from Florida and Michigan - the two states penalized by the Democratic National Committee for moving their primaries ahead of February 5.

“Some say their votes should be ignored, and discounted…well I have a different view.”

Clinton added that ignoring the 2.3 million democrats who voted in those primaries would hurt in November: “We cannot afford to give up on Michigan and Florida.”

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soundoff (280 Responses)
  1. John in KY

    My girl Hillary!!! Go for it!!!

    April 5, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  2. California Voter

    Obama has won his previous campaigns using dirty politics - elimination opposition through lawyers and bringing up messy divorce records. He is certainly no better and no worse than the Clintons. Why should Hillary quit when Obama and his camp fought against revotes in Florida and Michigan. Why should Clinton quite because Obama won in caucus states where only 1-10 percent of the registered voters vote. Why should she quit when her wins in the big states could bring in a win for the Democrats. Why should she quit when her opponent has been given a free ride from the media even in the face of belonging to a church where bigotry was preached and racism is present. Talk about judgment! Voters need a choice and Hillary offers them an alternative to an inexperienced smooth talker. P.S. Obama has not presented his 2007 tax returns to the public for all of you auditors who are reviewing those kinds of things.


    April 5, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  3. Ellie

    YES....YES.... YES... you don't QUIT, but you ARE the BIGGEST LIAR in town, you have NO CREDIBILITY or THRUST. Your own campaign staffers are also liars and continue to dig YOU deeper into the HOLE you are in now.

    By continuing to LIE and DECEIT the American people is truly the biggest insult of them all. I guess anyone who earns $109 million truly is all about the blue color worker huh? Yeah...right. Who are you kidding? It's sooooo obvious that the Clintons are so far remove from the average American citizen working day in and day out just to make ends meet, they have no idea what a blue color worker really is all about.

    Just QUIT already and save yourself from going into deeper debt and losing the $5 million you loan your campaign.

    April 5, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  4. rastarr

    you should

    April 5, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  5. Lindy

    I don't understand why Senator Clinton would support a group that chose to break the party rules while at the same time "disenfranchising" (her words, not mine) at least as many people who did not vote because they were told their vote wouldn't count. It is obvious that seating the delegates as it now stands would be just as unfair to those who did not vote.

    April 5, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  6. Christine Atlanta, Ga.

    According to the Gallup polls today, 56% of Clinton supporters say they won't vote for Obama. That would alter closer to the election, but not enough for Obama to beat McCain.

    April 5, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  7. Lin

    She's a strong, intelligent woman and she'll work hard for us in Washington as the President of the United States of America. Go Hillary!

    April 5, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  8. Liam

    why dont you give it up lady!!!

    your a disgrace to your party and taking it down more each day
    anyhing to get what YOU want!!

    April 5, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  9. jim

    I will never give up
    No matter what the odds are
    No matter what people say
    No matter how far
    I will never give up

    .Hillary, One strong Leader. She is our only hope in 08

    April 5, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  10. G.N. Penley

    Great!! Let Hillary and Obama continue to sling mud until no one will vote for either of them. They are the best thing the Republican Party could have hoped for.

    April 5, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  11. John

    Could not help wondering where the Obama supporters base their stratergies! Most of them are still stuck on Hillary's strategist Mr. Penn.,for the visit to Colombia.Meanwhile Hillary is bussy spreading her effective message to fight for Americans and a promise to clean House once elected as the President.

    April 5, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  12. William - North Carolina

    "I don't quit! I just remember things that never happened!"

    April 5, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  13. Independent

    DEAR SUPERDELEGATES: I think the whole world is watching you, not just United States. Your votes are probably going to decide the Democratic presidential nominee for 2008. Please take a fair decision. If Florida and Michigan results were counted, you guys won’t be in this position at all to decide the outcome of this election. Ultimately, democracy should respect the voices of people. Before you cast your votes in one way or other, please consider the millions of people of Florida and Michigan who voted in this primary. Their voices cannot be suppressed on a technicality. Even though DNC, stripped Florida and Michigan of delegates, the unspoken understanding was that the delegates were eventually were going to be seated. I think we all should work to renew the whole primary process so every state has a say in the final outcome. Democrats cannot win in November without Florida and Michigan. Let us forget the partisanship for a while respect the people’s will. We go around the world preaching democracy. Let the people speak. Let all vote and let all votes be counted.

    April 5, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  14. JfromNC

    I can see it now. The party will have to drag her kicking and screaming from the convention floor. Scary!

    April 5, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  15. Enrique

    She just lies about her stance on free trade and her foreign policy experience.

    April 5, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  16. ABG

    Hillary, Stay in the Race and Keep Fighting! The only group hurting the Democratic party is the DNC if they do not count the votes in FL and Michigan. And I do NOT mean a 50/50 split!

    April 5, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  17. demo craxy


    April 5, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  18. J. Majury

    Hillary Clinton possesses a multi-faceted persona. She signed a pledge regarding Florida and Michigan. But she's actging like some other Hillary did it. She said the Democratic race would all be over by the first Super Tuesday. When it wasn't, another Hillary must have said that, too. She's displayed a number of personalities ranging from Sunday school teacher to Rocky. But II don't want her to quit the race until we've seen all of them.

    April 5, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  19. Ken Out West

    Maybe you don't quit, Hillary.

    But trust me, all of America is hoping and praying that you do.

    April 5, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  20. HILLARY!

    That's exactly WHY we need her in the White House!!!!!!!!
    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!

    April 5, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  21. Arthur-Texas

    I'm really happy to hear Hillary is not quitting.She is the one we need to save our country with her experience and her knowledge of government.
    One can tell by her enthusiasm that she is a worker.The other candidate is a bit to lazy to tackle on the hard job of being president..

    April 5, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  22. Joan

    Woo Hoo!

    April 5, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  23. The Mispeak Corrector

    . . . .Hillary misspoke again. She told a false story about a patient with no health insurance in an emergency room of a hospital . The hospital said that the story was not true and asked that she stopped telling
    the story during campaign rallies. Making up stories to gain sympathy
    from voters. Haven't we had enough already?

    April 5, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  24. linda

    well hillary,, its been proven that the clintons dont quit because ,, they lie their way throught things and if anyone out there STILL wants her to be president,,(lol) then think twice because shes just like the bushes,,, lie to get what you want,, bill did it and hillary will too,,, so people,, decide,,, you want more years like we have had or YOU want good chg,,, like i said before,, if you were blind and heard the speeches from both canidates,, what would you want? i want chg, im tired of the crap we have had the last 8 years plus,,,,,,,, this is our kids future,,,,, put your own predijices behind you and think,, whats good for us and our kids future??????OBAMA GO!!!!!! he has my vote,, no problem,,,,,

    April 5, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  25. DM Arlington Texas

    Hillary if you and Bill Clinton cares so much about Florida and Michigan why don't you just pay for it.

    Hillary and Bill Clinton are still decieving America and Hillary don't fake more tear of shame for votes.

    What about Peter Paul?

    April 5, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
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