April 22nd, 2008
09:32 PM ET
14 years ago

Clinton camp: 'There's still a long way to go'

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PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Camp Clinton, buoyed by its Pennsylvania victory, plans to take what worked here and take it on to Indiana and North Carolina.

Spokesman Mo Elleithee held a gaggle with reporters a short time ago. He said that said heading into the May 6 contests, the campaign would continue to push the themes that Hillary Clinton is the most equipped to be commander-in-chief and to lead the economy into recovery. He said the campaign would continue to raise questions about Sen. Barack Obama’s ability to beat Sen. John McCain in the fall.

Elleithee said Obama has built-in advantages in both North Carolina and Indiana, which he dubbed a “battleground.” Indiana’s proximity to Illinois makes him a known entity in much of that state and North Carolina boasts a large African-American population.

“There’s still a long way to go until a nominee is decided,” Elleithee said, noting the campaign feels very good about the upcoming contests in West Virginia, Kentucky and Oregon.

soundoff (222 Responses)
  1. AUC

    Enjoy this one Hil; the end is near. You will get your butt kicked in North Carolina and Indiana and seven other states after that and then you can go back home with Bill and bake your cookies!!!!!!!!!

    April 22, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  2. An American in Canada






    April 22, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  3. Texasgyrl in MD

    We knew that she was going to win PA. A win is a win. However, she WILL NOT get the nomination. He has way more delegates than she can acquire in the next few weeks. Originally she had a 20 point lead over him in PA. Well, he cut that down dramatically. She won't win.

    Obama 2008

    April 22, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  4. Cory

    My question is if Hillary stays in all the way to the convention–will Michigan and Florida be seated and is this why she is staying because of that possibility?

    April 22, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  5. Gail

    I really am surprised that so many people can overlook her dishonesty and the way she ran her campaign. She will run this country into the ground if she runs it the same way as her campaign.I also do not want to be forced to buy health insurance. I thought this was a free country. I think she wants another debate because she has no more funds to pay for advertising and this will get her free air time. If she wins the nomination, I fear my only choice will be to not vote in the general election.

    April 22, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  6. Trev

    Just keep picking on people from PA Obama supporters (like John Williams). Indiana will be listening 🙂

    April 22, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  7. Joe Green

    Hmmm... Hillary was slated to win by at least 10 percentage points. And that's not happening.

    She will narrow the lead by EIGHT delegates after this "win" Obama still has a huge lead.

    Don't break out the victory champaign just yet.

    April 22, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  8. Ryan

    If the super delegates overturn the results of the primary, I will change my registration and I will never vote for a Democrat again. And I am sure there and many others out there that will do the same thing.

    April 22, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  9. Lou

    What's up Obama can Close the deal..... weeee weee cry baby...stop the crying, stop the hate .. tone it down...

    can we just let the people vote...let's count the votes casted and get a legitimate candidate!!! better yet can we acept a ticket with the both together... it's the only way to unify the party...

    April 22, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  10. Terry

    The coverage on CNN is very interesting tonight...all the pundits said coming up to this night Hillary had to win by double digits tonight. She is not doing that. All of the sudden the conversation is shifting...it must drive the Obama campaign crazy. If Obama wins this thing he will have beaten the Clinton machine, John McCain and the Republicans and the media.

    April 22, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  11. Nathan

    With all the momentum, endorsements, 2-1 advantage in fundraising and a fawning press gallery, Barry Obama still loses. Is this a portent for a general election or simply is it the strong core support of Hillary Clinton that Obama can't shake? For all the scapegoating and bile hurled Hillary's way and the fact she's run a dog of a campaign, this is one hell of a female politician- America's greatest ever.
    PS: Obama supporters shouldn't blame Clinton voters, rather blame Obama and his poor policies that aren't closing the deal.

    April 22, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  12. Tim f rom Ohio

    Tonight I am very proud to be a white American since it looks like Hillalry will win the nomination. Nobama is done, finished. Just go back home to Illinois Barack.

    Hillary in 08'

    April 22, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  13. James, Chicago, IL

    As a republican this makes me really happy. Its gonna be fun to watch Hillary Clinton attack a member of her own party more, and eventually destroy Barack Obama's chances at winning the general election, because lets face it, he's gonna be nominated. Thanks Billary!!!

    April 22, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  14. Bruce

    The Problem is , Indiana nor North Carolina are not as Populated States to carry a big Blow in November the Major States Hillary has won, and if Obama won the Nomination they could Say Hello President McCain, Obama can not beat McCain and with the cross over Voters from the Democratic Party over to McCain an easy win! McCain can not Beat Hillary and he knows it!

    April 22, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  15. D in Indiana

    I use to like the Clinton's but after everything that I have seen I would no vote for hillary if she would pay me but buy the looks of things she might not have any money...

    April 22, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  16. Sandra

    It took a Clinton to clean up the first Bush's mess. It will take a Clinton to clean up the second one's disaster.

    April 22, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  17. Texican

    The bitter gun toting Christians have spoken loud and clear The rest of us who are republicans are waiting our turn. The Fall will bring the fall of the deceiver of the young and the gullible.

    No Bama in 08. Hillary or McCain.

    April 22, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  18. joe

    All that was reinforced today is that Hillary is big in Appalachia. She will no doubt get get the western counties of North Carolina, Kentucky and West Virginia. Pa is part of it too except Philly and its suburbs. The remaining states will go to Obama. Then the Superdelgates will weigh in and the math will go against her.

    April 22, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  19. vic nashville,Tn

    We never die
    Hillary 08

    April 22, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  20. Frank

    Why is my comment below taking so long to moderate?
    Thank you for considering.

    If the pundits and exit polls are basically correct that either Democratic nominee will only lose about 20% of the others supporters, why the constant argument he or she can't win "this state or that state" in the General Election?

    April 22, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  21. Phillip Bunn

    If the people of this country are stupid enough to elect Hillary Clinton to the office of President, after all of the scandal, corruption AND impeachment of Bill Clinton, knowing full well that Hillary was, and is, a big part of the problem, then we deserve exactly what we get!!!

    April 22, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  22. Cheryl

    Hillary is the one to make a change and difference in Washington. Her husband cleaned up the last mess our country was left in; now she'll have a bigger mess to deal with and like all women do in their daily lives she'll roll up her sleeves get the job done!

    April 22, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  23. Jacqueline, NY

    I guess if I want to run for President, all I have to do is steal, lie, throw the kitchen sink, sleep with the lobbyist and special interest and I have a good chance of winning. I think I'll add my name to the ballot, but first I have to find Osama Bin Laden so that I can make a video to scare the American people to vote for me! SICK!!!

    April 22, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  24. Penn State

    That little girl is so cute! Go Hillary!!!

    April 22, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  25. Ilona Proud Canadian

    How did Hillary Clinton manage to achieve this victory? (wolf blitzer)

    Is this question for real? This woman moved into PA something like 26% ahead, she then picked up the majority of the PA big wigs support, Barack Obama closed this lead in nothing short of a phenomenon, he had to outspend her in advertising just to keep her from a huge double digit lead. These are facts not fiction!

    April 22, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
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