April 22nd, 2008
11:40 PM ET
12 years ago

Clinton: 'You listened and today you chose'


Watch Sen. Clinton's Pennsylvania victory speech.

(CNN) – Sen. Hillary Clinton claimed her Pennsylvania primary victory Tuesday night, telling Pennsylvanians that “you listened and today you chose.”

“It’s a long road to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and it runs right through the heart of Pennsylvania,” Clinton also told her supporters as they cheered.

Clinton also said Tuesday that the “stakes are high and the challenges are great” but “the possibilities are endless.” The audience responded by co-opting a trademark phrase of Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign; Clinton supporters shouted “Yes she can! Yes she can!”

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Pennsylvania
soundoff (142 Responses)
  1. Jan S

    Not a surprise and not enough, take a hike Clinton.

    April 23, 2008 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  2. Jan S

    Not a surprise and not enough, take a hike Clinton!

    April 23, 2008 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  3. Barbara-California

    What a big deal she makes of this, she didn't win a thing, she gained about four delegates, that is all! Why is she claiming such a big victory?

    April 23, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |


    April 23, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  5. Captain Cannabis

    Not statistically. She better pray she hasn't alienated all her superdelegate buddies.

    April 23, 2008 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  6. Mike, Toronto

    Oh yeah, she won by 9.4%, but didn't she need a 'double digit' victory? Or wait, it depends on how you define 'double digit'...

    April 23, 2008 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  7. Lucas Hart


    April 23, 2008 01:41 am at 1:41 am |
  8. Unshrub

    A big wop-de-do, she won 6 more delegates then Obama. Why are all the news making this sound like a big win. At this rate she will need to win 30 more states to catch up to Obama. Everyone says she needs to win by 20% to catch up and she never gets half of that, but the DNC lets her keep going to destroy Obama. It must be the DNC death wish.

    April 23, 2008 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
  9. American

    Congrats Hillary my 44th President.

    April 23, 2008 01:49 am at 1:49 am |
  10. CB


    April 23, 2008 01:49 am at 1:49 am |
  11. Tim

    I can't really understand what she really thinks she is going to accomplish by staying in. It's meglamaniacal. She's losing, and she just can't seem to understand that it is better for her party if she drops out and asks her followers to support Obama.

    You see, this is a clear indication of what she will be like as president. It won't be about anything but other than what SHE wants. There will be no compromise. There will only be vicious attacks on character.

    I have to say though that these two candidates are the first Democrats I have seen that HAVE ideas. However, they are joining the Republicans in thier role becasue they are all BAD ideas.

    April 23, 2008 01:53 am at 1:53 am |
  12. bond

    Are you Billary supporters just plain mental midgets? This race has been effectively over since super tuesday and that's a fact! Billary won PA… netting a handful of more delegates, which Obama will obviously win back in NC. Do you morons not realize his plan was to drain her campaign financially in PA, by purposely outspending her (which he can afford), causing her to spend as well. Unless she loans herself more money, her bankroll is spent and will have nada for NC & IN (and beyond if she's selfish enough to continue on). The superdelegates will not overturn the popular vote, the elected delegates, and the states Obama has won. As every exit poll in virtually every contest has shown, educated voters support Obama. Maybe this is why Billary supporters (and their candidate) can't do the math that clearly shows her demise long ago. Get a clue!

    April 23, 2008 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  13. Anastasia

    Come on all of you Hillary fans! Let's help her win. I didn't send just $5 I sent $25. Let's get her out of the red and push her forward. Yes she will! Go Hillary!

    April 23, 2008 01:56 am at 1:56 am |
  14. Fran Says



    April 23, 2008 01:56 am at 1:56 am |
  15. Kara

    No, unfortunately they didn't listen. Because, had they actually heard what you were saying, Hillary, I don't think you'd have won.

    April 23, 2008 02:02 am at 2:02 am |
  16. Obama be da Prez!

    I don't mean to sound elitist, but it really seems that the people supporting Clinton are not too bright.

    April 23, 2008 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
  17. Ed from Pa

    grand, more fighting coming up.

    usa, usa


    April 23, 2008 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
  18. DB, San Francisco

    And Republicans everywhere smile...

    April 23, 2008 02:09 am at 2:09 am |
  19. F Hitlery

    This is the beginning of the end for Obama. Hillary will become the nominee and the next president. It is inevitable by the will of GOD himself. She is GOD's chosen one and will fulfill her destiny.

    April 23, 2008 02:10 am at 2:10 am |
  20. Indiana & NC for Obama

    Ron Reagan on Larry King hit it on the head. Even when Barack is the Democratic nominee, Hillary does not him to win in November. She wants to say I told you so, so she can run in 2012. She knows once Obama is President she will not be able to run against him in 2012. We need to find Hillary a country that she can rule and reign on.

    April 23, 2008 02:11 am at 2:11 am |
  21. Raphael Houston Tx

    OBAMA can not win the BIG STATES.

    Even though Obama out spent Hillary 3 to 1, he was knocked out of Pennsylvania.
    Texas – Ohio – Pennsylvania. three HUGE wins in a row..

    April 23, 2008 02:12 am at 2:12 am |
  22. LT for Obama

    And we will be listening on April 25th when your fraud trial begins. You know, Peter Paul vs. Clinton?

    April 23, 2008 02:12 am at 2:12 am |
  23. Tony


    April 23, 2008 02:20 am at 2:20 am |
  24. Gnomepark

    'You listened and today you chose' ......now send me your $$$$$$

    April 23, 2008 02:23 am at 2:23 am |
  25. Katy

    Isn't it amusing how the "college graduates" are in support of Hillary and the "high school graduates" are in support of Hillary Doesn't that say something?

    OBAMA 2008

    Hillary is a lying hypocrite!

    April 23, 2008 02:24 am at 2:24 am |
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