May 9th, 2008
09:15 AM ET
13 years ago

Sharpton to Clinton: It's over

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Sharpton says it's time for Clinton to quit."](CNN) - The Rev. Al Sharpton has some blunt words for Hillary Clinton: "It's over."

Speaking on NY 1 Thursday night, Sharpton said it is now impossible for the New York senator to win the White House "without the total destruction of the Democratic Party.

Sharpton also likened Clinton to an entertainer that doesn't know when to exit the stage.

"The worst thing in the world is when an entertainer doesn’t know when the show is over," he said. "The audience is gone, the lights are down, you’re getting ready to cut the mics off and you are still on the stage singing.

"It’s over, it’s all right, it’s over," he said. "Come sing another day, but this show is over, Senator Clinton."

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (262 Responses)
  1. truthurts

    I know it's the first time many have agreed with Al.....

    May 9, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  2. Larry

    I don't often agree with Al, but in this case he is right. Hillary is about Hillary and Bill and winning. It is clear they care nothing about the party.

    May 9, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  3. kee

    Al Sharpton...pls keep quiet..

    I am Obama supporter and I do not like you supporting are another racist

    May 9, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  4. kenny cole


    May 9, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  5. Blackman in Florida

    Sharpton is an idiot and an opportunist, but I agree it's time for the dems to move on and focus on the general

    May 9, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  6. James Nelson

    And who knows better than Reverend Al about overstaying your welcome? After all, he's been doing just that for years!

    May 9, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  7. Eljay

    This man does not know when to keep his mouth shut. Why kick the dead horse?

    May 9, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  8. Sense

    Its VERY interesting to see most of Hillary supporters have such negative comments. Angry, hate full, and racist words seem to be the norm IF the comment is NOT about an issue. All presidents are puppets that's called a democracy. A properly educated high school student could run this country better than the current administration. To vote out of anger for anyone who resembles anything close to the current administration is extremely ignorant United we stand divided we fall OBAMA 08

    May 9, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  9. David

    Perhaps Al Sharpton Looking to be the VP, Wants Hillary out of the spot light so he and Obama can take the stage .....What a mess our Country's in. Can one say why Obama Still wont wear the American flag Pin.

    May 9, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  10. ondori

    OMG That is soo funny.

    It is over and her campaign needs to realize this. We, The Democratic Party need to unite and start focusing on McSame. We need to get him out of there. We can not handle another 4 years of Bush/Cheney Policies. If McCain wins in 08 it will be because of Hillary voters. The ignorance of these people in unheard of. Do not let your bruised egos effect your voting. You would only be voting for the destruction of our economy, more death in a war YOU ALL want out of but will vote for with McCain, higher gas prices, more jobs sent overseas, etc.. You will regret your vote for McCain when you have to foreclose your house and move into the community trailer park to survive. You will only be hurting this nation and yourself with such a mindless act. PLEASE think before you vote...McCain Democrats...PSSSHH! Just call yourselves Republicans.

    May 9, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  11. Alice

    well-spoken words – but do they have to come from Sharpton ... 🙁

    May 9, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  12. Travis

    Since when did anyone ask Sharpton his opinion? Does anyone care what his opinion is? No? I didn't think so. Clinton should stay in the race, people are voting for her, people want her to be in there. Sharpton, go organize a protest or something.

    May 9, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
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