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

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

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/22/girl.jpg caption=" Four-year-old Cassandra Savukinas attends a campaign event in Philadelphia."]
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. Jacqueline, NY

    I am sending Barak Obama a lot of money tomorrow. Maybe he can bankrupt her from the race.

    April 22, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  2. Noprty

    You Hillary supporters have got to be kidding me!! Wasn't she supposed to win by double digits to justify staying in this race?? I must admit that she and her husband are like a couple of cockroaches! They won't go away even though most of us consider them both to be major pests!! She has truly stunk up this country with her stinkin' politics.

    April 22, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  3. Dan from Illinois

    Californian said:

    "FOOLS for HILLARY..we all thank you and the regressive state of Pennsylvania for subjecting us to 3 more months of that CACKLE and those 'lying eyes' and bubba and that big pant suited bu……"

    This is why the REAL people aren't voting for Obama. You think Pennsylvania is a "regressive" state. Elitist, out of touch liberal snobs with cheap, personal comments are thankfully the minority of the world.

    Go burn your tongue on a latte

    April 22, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  4. moderation

    Don't write anything against Barrackness.

    April 22, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  5. marge

    I'm from PA but Please don't blame me for Hillary's win today. But for all intent and purposes the race for delegates is over.
    Hillary can not catch up with the pledged delegates.,Hillary can not catch up in the popular vote,she's broke! So why is she going to continue?
    Do you really think the SD"s are going to give the nomination to Hillary,despite her losing on every front? The answers is NO!
    Hillary's persistence in trying to 'steal" the nomination, is going to help John Mccain win in Nov. The longer this thing goes on ,the less time the nominee will have to get ready for the general. Now that's the truth!

    April 22, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  6. mj

    What about her being $10 million in debt–because she hasn't gotten the support from the people that Obama has. Come on Hillary supporters–donate big money so she can pay off her debts–otherwise she'll be running forever. She has Bill and Chelsea campaigning for her constantly and yet she throws dirt at Obama for spending more money. She has 3 people compaigning for her! She can't run her campaign well–how can she run the country?

    April 22, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  7. Sam

    I HATE what Hillary is doing, and I HATE her supporters who parrot the same garbage.

    She ran a bad campaign and once she was too far behind to win fairly she decided to trash him.

    She is a flat out liar. Bill Clinton is a liar.

    If Obama unloaded all the negative stuff we know about her on her in a harsh way she couldn't get elected dog catcher even in NY or Arkansas.

    But he hasn't...because he's better than that...and has been restrained.

    I think he should go completely negative on her - including how after Monica - She and Bill had REVERAND JERAMIAH WRIGHT to the White House for Spiritual Advice.

    It's not that Obama isn't tough...it's that HE DOESN'T BELIEVE IN TRASHING PEOPLE - ESPECIALLY ANOTHER DEMOCRAT.

    She doesn't care as long as she wins...and she can't which makes this even more disgusting.

    Anyone who excuses her behavior is an evil idiot.

    April 22, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  8. Larry

    I'm so glad the people of Pa. were able to see thru this racist, elitist, liar. Obama can't win. He needs to go home for the good of the party.
    HILLARY 08

    April 22, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  9. puzzled

    Gee, you Obama folks need to get a thicker skin. Nobody's won anything yet. What we have here is a REAL race. The truth is that BOTH of the candidates would do fine as President. It's time the Obama folks realize that this is a political race in one of the most competitive countries in the world. This is what happens. Stop getting all upset, stop threatening people and for gosh sakes quit saying things that you're just going to regret later. When the nomination process is over we rally round the winner not run off all angry. Stop making everything so personal.

    April 22, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  10. Tejano

    The patriots came to the rescue of America Pennsylvania you deserve the title of the Key State. God bless you all for seeing through the fog of deception. You can ring the bell of Liberty with pride.

    April 22, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  11. Bonnie Crawford

    Being a native of Pittsburgh PA I applaud those voters there who voted for CHANGE and supported Senator Obama. Despite Senator Clinton's projected win the numbers are close. There are many negative attitudes in PA in groups of older voters. Many are stuck back in the 1950s and what use to be. I'm very disappointed that PA has chosen the same old politics and buying into media lies and negative rhetoric. The rest of the country has moved on into the 21st Century. The mills closed 40 years ago, and they are not coming back. You have no jobs, no money, your homes are in foreclosure and the economy is recession. Wake up PA! Obama 08

    April 22, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  12. Don

    Way to Go Hil!
    She won by being ready to fight the race. She can beat John.
    We need you NOW! Smart, Connected, Ready!

    April 22, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  13. andrew illi

    Im reading somes of these peoples Blogs, Some of you people are mindless, if you think black people will only vote for Sen, Obama because he is black, you Richard are mindless, I can make the same statement about white people, that the only reason white people are voting for clinton is because she is white, but unlike you I can not say that, first of all alot of white people are voteing for him, Second of all, black people is the reason why Bill was President twice, plus there are alot of black people voting for hillary

    April 22, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  14. Sean

    Everyone is saying that Obama outpspent the Clinton campaign, but they're not saying how. This is how: He did it by being a better money manager, especially in tough economic times. This is the type of person you'd want for President, not someone who is struggling with debt and not a good manager of money.

    April 22, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  15. Chris From California

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Hillary Clinton! Nice job in PA!!!

    April 22, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  16. King

    I thought we had finally moved past the racsim, I guess not. Thanks for more failed hope that our President might actually care about the people. thanks for nothing PA. YOu littel win still puts yuo behind, buy by some space logic, you will probably demand Obama drop out. Such hypocrisy. Such ignorance. Old people have failed America. Shame, have you learned nothing.

    April 22, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  17. Dmitriy

    Obama spent twice as much as she did and still did not win. What does that say about his finance management?

    April 22, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  18. Joshua

    Wow, Richard, what an unprecedented level of venom for a CNN wall post. Why so much hatred towards the younger voter? Do they not think like you? Do they not share in your political views? Does that make them inherently bad?

    Also, I hate to be a fly in the ointment but if your going to start posting reasons why your candidate is better than mine, attack me because of my age, and push your agenda onto the public visiting this website. How does this make you any different from the "so-called top educated who believe they have all the answers...".

    As far as I can tell from your post, the only thing your age has brought you is a level of bitterness that I find astounding.

    April 22, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  19. jeannie N.C.

    To all you cult obama followers....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!!!!!!!
    Finally people are seeing through this fake....and the people that support him....

    April 22, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  20. keesha

    Wow! Hillary won PA. No one has mentioned the fact that Obama closed a huge spread in PA. Hillary is a joke, sneaky, and can not be trusted! Everytime I she her speaking on tv I wonder why people even listen to her. Hillary, since you want us to look over what you said about snipper fire how about we forget about you continuing this race. Save our party! I will not vote for Hillary if by some miracle she won the nom. I would vote for Mccain. G. Bush's clone.

    April 22, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  21. Thore from Chicago

    7 out of 8 of the largest states have been won by Hillary Clinton. As I've said a hundred times, if the GOP – Republican Led – legislatures in MI and FL would not have moved up the primaries and disenfranchised the voters, Hillary would be ahead in the popular vote and most likely the pledged delegates. Not to mention, Obama would have been shown to be unelectable a long time ago. Obama knew MI and FL voters would go against him so he opposed a solution to get a revote. To me, Senator Obama is no better than the GOP legislatures that disenfranchised the voters in MI and FL. Super delegates need to recognize that we need a winner like Hillary for the Democratic nominee. Republican’s admit they would much rather run against Obama, for good reason. At least Obama is boosting the primary state economies with his excessive negative advertising. I know Hillary will get my third donation in the very near future. Hillary deserves this win tonight and in my opinion, deserves the nomination. .

    April 22, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  22. Ryan, US Army Fort Bragg, NC

    For all who are saying Hillary won! Think again! She won and still is too far behind to catch up. NC is where she will lose and lost BIG! Believe it or not the people who actually fight the wars believe OBAMA showed greater judgement by opposing the war from the beginning.

    Hillary, you think she is going to take care of the countries financial situation! HA He campanion is running at a lose currently of 9 million dollars. She cannot even run that and you think she can run the COUNTRIES finances! IDIOTS!

    Well, It will be nice, maybe she will come here and cry again to make the woman and old folks feels sorry for her, oh sorry they dont fall for the dumb stuff here! And they say the south is less educated. There is not substitute for COMMON SENSE!

    April 22, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  23. David from Florida

    I have been watching the primary in PA and the commentator Sanchez made a negative statement regarding the promotion of negative slander towards Obama. I feel that as a republican that she should get her translation from English to Spanish more precisely. Also, I think the polling in PA coverage is bias. As Obama's message, this country is open for change and he is moving forward with this message and I am getting the strong message that this country is divided with making choice for change with all of the mudslinging.

    Forward March for change-->

    April 22, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  24. Kim

    Pictures tell a thousand words. Did the Hillary bus pick up that poor old lady and her freinds from the nurseing home , stick stickers on their heads and help them punch the Hillary ticket. ? Sad!

    April 22, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  25. enomisa

    All the money he spent- outspent Hillary 3 to 1.

    All those people he attracts at his rallys- 35,000 strong.

    All the pro-Obama media bias.

    All his bragging and swaggering.

    And yet he can not get the votes in the states that matter most.

    Why is that?

    April 22, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
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