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. obama 08

    she neds to quit. shes dividing the party.

    April 5, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  2. Pat

    You know, I am really getting concerned about Hillary. She is seeming more bipolar these days. Has anyone noticed how she switches personalities from day to day? You never know which Hillary shows up on any given day – angry, coy, sweet, vicious, etc. Everyday it changes.

    April 5, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  3. Patricia

    She didn't have a different view back when she "thought" she was inevitable. Ha.....I bet 50% of the voters that 'did' vote for her, are sorry they did. A LOT has come to light since then. It use to be, I could at least stomach her, now I turn the channel when I see her face. Go away. YOU are destroying the party!

    April 5, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  4. Michael

    Hillary, the only view you have is to oppress others to your will and to inflict damage heavily upon those who disagree with you.

    You'rer horrible woman and a downright disgrace to America. You're even worse than George W Bush.

    April 5, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  5. CK California

    FL and MI are done according to game rule, get over it, Hillary,

    April 5, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  6. Smart

    I wish her luck. But it is honourable to bow out when the ovation is loudest.

    About Florida, does she really thinks we all dumb?

    She agrees to the rules that the election is illegal
    She pledges not to campaign there
    She campaigned in Florida and called it fund-raising
    And Obama was not even in the Michigan ballot

    And now she is hinging all her survival on the result. If roles were reversed and she was the one that lost in Florida and NH, would she have this stand? This shows selfishness.

    CNN you have never published my post. What is wrong?

    April 5, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  7. ALBO

    Hillary !

    Not quitting is not a merit if its signal obstinacy

    If you are really interested to enfranchise Michigan and Florida voters,
    PLEASE MADE A HONEST PROPOSAL , which could be selecting
    jointly with OBAMA 5 or 6 Pollsters, let them perform an exhaustive opinion poll each, and ask the DNC to seat the delegates proportionally in each state.!!



    April 5, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  8. LD

    I do not want Hillary to quit until all primaries and caucuses are completed. I believe Obama will win in the popular vote and delegate count even if Florida and Michigan votes are counted. Although the votes in the two states should not count because they did not follow the rules, I believe Clinton will not concede graciously if she doesn't come out on top at the very end of all primaries.

    April 5, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  9. Hillary2008

    don't EVER quit in the middle of a fight!!! That's why we love you Senator Clinton! You are a FIGHTER and I want you to be my PRESIDENT!! Fight against your Haters and Fight for your Beloved Country. Obama is not a patriot and will never be. He's a poser and a FAKE. HYpocrite and Typical White Person hater.

    April 5, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  10. Chris in Va.

    For the love of God and decency please go away!!!!!!!!!! Haven't you humiliated yourself, the party, the country, and your family enough???? (Not that your family needs any help)

    April 5, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  11. Sharon Minnesota

    She's right!!

    April 5, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  12. JT in Dallas

    That is why she is the best candidate. Hillary has proved this her entire political career!

    Hello…..Experience/ Track Record.

    Hillary Clinton 2008 – 2016!

    April 5, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  13. ron wahahachie Texas

    give it up. You cant afford to not count the votes in those two states. Its over for you. There will not be a re vote. There is no time or desire. The rules are the rules

    April 5, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |

    Amen, I want you to take it to the convention floor.

    Hillary 08

    April 5, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  15. Hillary

    "I don;t quit". She won't quit lieing, crying and wearing that yellow suit.

    April 5, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  16. Sarah--Ann Arbor

    Its always a good idea to leave out to states which are VERY important to the Democrats come fall.

    If the people of Michigan (a state whose economy is probably the worst in the nation) and Florida (a state which decided who was president in 2000) will be colored RED come November.

    As a Dem in Michigan I know people are not happy with the DNC (and Dean) and its privledging states which really have no significance in the national election.

    April 5, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  17. Cindy Georgia

    Why is there not much talk about Mark Penn's tie to Blackwater and the Columbians for a Nafta deal?

    He was said to have closed a deal with BOTH this weekend. April 5, 2008

    He is Hillary's campaign manager isn't he? Also, isn't he a LOBBYIST?

    I thought she was NOT doing anything behind closed doors with trading agreements?

    April 5, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  18. Andre Poulard

    I agree with Senator Clinton not to quit. This is a democratic process not a dictaorship process. Senator Leahy is a bias person, a supporter of Obama and would not expect him to say anything different. We need to see it continue to the end. It will make the Democratic Party stronger. It took Bill Clinton until June to win the nomination and ended winning the presidency. Be patient CNN!!!!

    April 5, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  19. Karen G

    Keep fighting, GO HILLARY ,Hillary is a woman that all american woman should admire, There are two many woman out there who still let there husband rule there lives, and thats where abuse starts, too many woman out there are still being abused everyday and are afraid to vote for the person that they want because they are still living under the fear of an abusive man. Bill may have cheated on her years ago but she rised above it, there are women out there that have husbands that cheat on them every day , then come home and beat there wives, and yes this still happens all over the US. So keep fighting Hillary you are the real chance for change in this USA.

    April 5, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  20. Political Jonze

    While those "Some say" does not include Barack Obama. Endlessly trying to insinuate as much just further proves the truth that she is a liar. Like we'd need anymore proof anyways...

    April 5, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  21. Cynthia

    She was one of the ones who originally said that the votes should not be counted but now that she needs them she is ready for them to be counted. Was is it that she misspoke again?

    April 5, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  22. Bill


    April 5, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  23. Carolyn

    I am starting to think she has as many social-emotional issues as Bill. People who fight on for no other reason than they don't know how not to should be the last people leading a democracy...where reasoned judgements based on the facts should rule the day. America needs a leader, not a fighter.

    April 5, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  24. Kenneth Meshigaud

    It's not about "quitting", it's about saving the Democratic Party from defeat in the general election. Not "quitting" at this point will just continue to split the party even more and lessen the time to forge a stronger campaign against the Republican candidate. I don't think the rest of the country will see her as quitter, rather we'll see her as a uniter of the party at this point.

    April 5, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  25. Donna

    I wonder what she'll be doing when President Obama is making his acceptance speech.

    April 5, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
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