April 7th, 2008
05:30 AM ET
14 years ago

Clinton predicts more 'twists and turns'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/06/art.clintonmontana.ap.jpg caption=" Clinton campaigned in Montana Sunday."]

MISSOULA, Montana (CNN) - Hillary Clinton on Sunday predicted “more twists and turns” in the primary battle with Barack Obama during a campaign event in Montana - one of the last two states to weigh in on the Democratic presidential race on June 3.

At a town hall meeting in Missoula, the senator from New York said the race is so close that “we don’t know how it is going to turn out.”

"This campaign has been exciting and incredibly energizing - for people all across the country - and I believe with all my heart that it is good for the Democratic Party to give the people of Montana a chance to vote in June, to have your vote counted and your voices heard," she also said.

While listing her credentials to be president, Clinton also said people vote for different reasons, including how a person looks or their hairstyle.

"And that is another difference, you know how long it takes me to get ready than my two opponents - I mean really just think about it," she joked. "I think I should get points for working as hard as I do plus the time it takes to get ready."

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soundoff (411 Responses)
  1. Independent voter

    Hillary, when it is 3 A.M. and the phone is wringing you do not have time to "get ready"

    Will you stop pandering to woman hoping to get sympathy votes and just play the game like everyone else??

    The republicans dont care about your hair.

    April 6, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  2. Renee Day

    There she goes again pulling the Gender card. She is not fit to be in the same category of great American women. "Stop lying and tell the truth to everyone" Ephe.

    April 6, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  3. Diana in Minneapolis, MN

    Montana for Hillary!

    What she says is true–the male candidates can hop out of bed and just throw on their clothes... She is expected to have her hair fixed and makeup on. There goes an hour of sleep!

    Hillary, keep on going, reaching the dream. You can do it!

    April 6, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  4. J

    The only twisting and turning being done will be done by Hillary, as she is flushed down the toilet for politicians everyone got bored of and stopped listening to 3 months ago.

    April 6, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  5. Jim

    She is the BEST!

    She is hitting her stride: going after the ridiculous-ness of the Bush Presidency and the Republican ruination of what was given over to them in 2000. I am happy she is not wasting her time trying to convince people that Senator Obama is 'bad' – he is not; he is a good and honest man, who unfortunately, offers no real solutions. She is on her way...the tide is beginning to turn back and CNN, as usual, will catch up with it in about 14 days............GO MRS. CLINTON!

    April 6, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  6. Jason

    Yes, Hillary. You should get points for doing your hair. Right. The nation is crying out for a President who's ready to use a hairbrush on Day One.

    April 6, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  7. Braineel

    Nudge nudge, wink wink, hear that ladies? Clinton just powdered the nose of the gender card for you.

    April 6, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  8. Tyler Collins from Ky

    It really isn't that close.
    More states
    More Votes
    More del.
    Obama 08

    April 6, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  9. Caroline

    The only twists and turns we're going to see are her frequent manipulations of the truth.

    I'm a big advocate of seeing things through, but this is just getting ridiculous. She needs to give it up.

    April 6, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  10. Tim

    This is over after NC and not a moment too soon!!!!

    Obama 08!!!

    April 6, 2008 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  11. roger dowdle, lockhart, Tx

    Sounds like she is trying anothe suubtle way tobring up race by "how they look". She should look in a mirror toward a long day campaigning!! She looks to be gaining on McCain then. Seriously, I was surprised how much older she looked the other evening after watching a shot of her earlier in the a.m.She knows she won't catch up to Obama on the issues, experience, or trust.

    April 6, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  12. T. Colbertson,

    Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush . . . . . .Change. . .Yes We can.

    April 6, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  13. sauyinzhi

    I find Hillary not suitable to be the president of the USA. She is so calculative and even asked to give her points for the time she gets herself ready for the campaign. She also lied so much that I find it hard to believe if she would actually implement the policy she is tell us. She is such a politician that she speaks to get power and personal influence. I don't think she would serve the American with all her heart and mind.

    April 6, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  14. Jill

    What are we doing here? Playing the gender card.

    April 6, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  15. michael johnson

    Let me think about this for a minute... if Hillary says she needs and indeed does spend more time preparing her looks, does this mean as President she will do the same? For that 3:00 am phone call will she need to fix her hair and makeup before responding? Boy she's telegraphing this one to us.

    April 6, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  16. SA in OO

    People do vote for different reasons.

    Few Obama supporters would say they are voting for him just because he is black and even fewer Clinton supporters would say they are voting for her just because she is a woman.

    BUT for THIS ELECTION the politics of race and gender is a whole lot more subtle.

    Both candidates are qualified, though you can argue that one is more qualified than the other – and certainly the onnnngoing campaign is all about who is better qualified. But for some, perhaps many, the "issues" aren't really what will decide their vote when confronted with their very own secret ballot. It will be about entitlement. For the first time in history two disenfranchised demographic groups will get a chance to vote for one of their own, and many will not be willing to give this up based on the esoteric and/or trivial kinds of stories that the media is full of.

    April 6, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  17. The truth hurts

    So she's going to do more lying. GREAT just what we need.

    April 6, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  18. Lancaster John

    Yes, there will certainly be more things coming to light which is why the race should run up to the convention. Too many people have used their energy working for each Democratic candidate for either to quit now. If one is forced out prior to the convention there will be many hurt feelings on the other side and many will change their votes to McCain and the Democrats will lose again. I don't understand why the Democratic party cannot come together for the good of the voters. Thanks to people like Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi (and others) things are in disarray. So far the Florida and Michigan voters have been discounted, something that should have never happened in the first place and now it is coming home to haunt the party.

    April 6, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  19. Sylvia

    Hillary....just run as an independent and show this WORTHLESS democratic party they are not worth anything to a REAL winner!!!!!

    April 6, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  20. Penguinn, Edmonds WA

    Hillary will say anything at this point to try and keep her sinking campaign afloat. She needs to do what is best for the party and the country and recognize that she is not going to win the nomination. She should work to help unite all Americans against another devastating Republican administration. She could continue to serve the country well in the Senate, or in some other capacity under a new Obama presidency. This would help ensure her legacy as a true American patriot, instead of being remembered as a spoiler and a poor loser.

    April 6, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  21. Bond_Dallas

    It don't matter how she looks at it, this race is only close because the media is feeding the people that. For her to catch up, she has to perform a 12 state winning streak like Obama did,,,, well, there are no 12 contests left. So, tough luck. She doesn't seem to be winning Penn by that big a lead,,, so she may have to go real dirty on Obama.

    But as you heard, she told another lie about a Healthcare story she has been telling on the stump of someone without coverage. She is just too dishonest to be a president. Don't forget, if she is president, she will be advised by her impeached husband. How foolish can one be to vote for her.

    April 6, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  22. RobLa

    Hillary Clinton can't even take the time to check out her stories or the backgrounds or credeentials of hepeople she has at top campaign leadership levels (ie housing lending issues and Colombia trade issues) during her campaign. One has to imagine how much confusion and disorganization will be practiced in the white house should be become president. Scary.

    Time to say goodbye Hillary. Not that you're not an aggressive candidate....you're just not the type of person that we the people need in a position of power.

    Your dream is over but you'll be the last to admit it.

    April 6, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  23. The Misspeak Corrector

    . . .More TWISTING of the truth. More TURNING into different personalities. More of the same.

    Obama 08.

    April 6, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  24. IA

    Hairstyles and physical appearance is that what we're using to justify our votes???

    The fact that her top advisers are dropping like flies, characteristics of the Bush administration. The fact she can't dictate first hand accounts accurately. An inflated sense of entitlement as though my vote is a destined sure thing because SHE has worked hard. I work hard as well and feel entitled to the TRUTH. You're right Hil you give some interesting food for thought but really it all comes down to your hair.

    Don't you think you should change it, it seems not to be working.

    Obama 08

    April 6, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  25. toldyouso

    Sorry to have to inform the vile, dispicable HRC, but the race is over – she cannot come close to Obama's pledged delegates and the democrats cannot take the nomination from him or they will lose 50% of the black vote.

    April 6, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
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