May 14th, 2008
04:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Hillary Clinton chokes up in CNN interview


Watch a clip of Wolf Blitzer's interview with Sen. Clinton.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Hillary Clinton choked up Wednesday as she told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that her daughter's presence on the campaign trail had been one of the "most incredibly gratifying experiences of my life."

"Well, it's one of the most incredibly gratifying experiences of my life, as a person and as a mother. I get very emotional," she said. "She is an exceptional person, and she's worked so hard, and she's done such a good job that I'm just filled with pride every time I look at her.

"Obviously, we are very close. We are in communication all the time. But she is doing this because she believes I'd be a good president, but also because she cares so much about our country's future. She did grow up in the White House. She knows what a difference a president makes. If anybody ever doubted what difference a president makes, after seven years of George Bush, I think the doubts should be put to rest.

"So she's doing it because she's my daughter, but she's doing it because, as she says, she's a young American who cares about our future."

Chelsea Clinton, who has been a constant presence on the trail this cycle, was in Puerto Rico Wednesday in advance of the territory's June 1 primary.

Watch Wolf Blitzer's interview with Hillary Clinton at 4 and 6 p.m. ET on CNN's The Situation Room.

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soundoff (754 Responses)
  1. Time,GA

    I have not problem it Hillary Clinton. I am a african-american male age 39 in GA. I have always and will be a Hillary fan. I did support Barrack not because I am black because I believe in what is is speaking. Please let judge people for people and not for anything else.

    May 14, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  2. Edwin from Fayetteville, NC

    If she is crying now, what will she do when Sen. Obama gets the nomination?

    May 14, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  3. Tina

    sadly a bunch of her supporters will still fall for it

    May 14, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  4. Dawit

    Just shup up and go away!

    "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

    Do you really think we are stupids?

    May 14, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  5. USMC Ret

    isn't this game getting a little old? Take your toys and head home – you are not the party nomination – now leave us alone!

    May 14, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  6. Angus McDugan

    Crocodile tears... Also setting Chelsea up for the run in about 12 to 16 years.

    May 14, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  7. Danny

    What's you mean about "CHOKES UP"? Did Obama lobby in the Hill is not a CHOKES UP? This is bad MEDIA your just want to knock Hillary down and your MEDIA is not American at a divided candidate. So, my question did your guy proud of your children? I think every should proud of our children when they doing some thing good like
    Hillary daughter. Look Obama wife proud to be American in first time too
    this is not a CHOKES UP?

    May 14, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  8. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    Gag me with a spoon – since when does a frigid ruthless person ever shed real tears.

    It's another act. What does she want now? $20 million of sympathy donations?

    May 14, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  9. Peter

    Obama supporters you are a copy machine.

    May 14, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  10. sb

    Here we go again. What a load of crap. They will lie, cheat and anthing else. Does the country really need a president that crys at the drop of a hat or uses it to gain sympathy support.

    May 14, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  11. Jon

    Why is this even a story? So she got emotional, so what!

    May 14, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  12. spencer

    Hillary Your are definately the best choice for president....Don't Let Howard"the duck"Dean try to bully you about Florida and Michigan..Stand you ground...And after the process is over he needs to be fired..

    May 14, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  13. charles

    who cares.

    May 14, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  14. WDC

    Hillary has everything planned – do not ever think she is not extremmely bright and extremely dishonest. She is nothing but a pile of half truths. EVerything is calculated, and there is no level too low for her to stoop to.

    May 14, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  15. Robert

    Good for you, Hillary. Show emotion!! Let the people who claim you are heartless, now whine because you show you aren't. Obama supporters are the poorest sports I have ever seen. If you aren't for him, they hint that you are racist. They can call Hillary "a monster" but if someone speaks out that he isn't specific about much that he will do, they cry that we and Hillary are being negative. Trust me, for the first time, this democrat will be voting Republican if Obama is the nominee. I would prefer a split government, democratic congress and republican president, than having Obama as president. Now, you poor whiners, call me a racist.

    May 14, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  16. Roger

    Let's raise that persentage of Hillary supporters that will not support Obama!

    Hillary or McCain!

    May 14, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  17. Josua Ghosn

    Keeping Clinton`s Dinasty alive!!!!

    May 14, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  18. shirley ann

    This woman would do anyhting to win. Hear she goes Again. The crying game.

    May 14, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  19. Lisa in Canada

    Such a Drama QUEEN. I don't know what America is gonna do with her. GOOD LUCK. I pray for us all, cause if America makes that decision we are DOOMED.

    May 14, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  20. Dale, Cincinatti

    Mrs. Clinton is an impressive woman. It is too bad she wants to be President for selfish reason's. I would have voted for her, but it is obvious she is self motivated, by the way her campaign "Changes" all the time. Mr. Obama is steady (except to defend himself from her attacks)

    May 14, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  21. Robin

    She is so good in that. Maybe she gets some votes again. Is she also going to cry at 3am when she picks up the red phone?

    May 14, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  22. Leah DiMarco, Texas

    Millions of women in America have daughters that they are proud of. Senator Obama has TWO daughters that he is proud of.

    Of course Chelsea wants Hillary and Bill in the White House – Chelsea will get the perks 😉

    Hillary never does anything without a reason and if she choked up on TV then it just another ploy to drum up votes.

    Come on America don't fall for it again!

    No more Bush/Clinton/Clinton/Bush etc...

    America needs change – America needs Obama

    May 14, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  23. vic m.

    It is better for Hillary to accept defeat now and may be receive the vp position than to be stuborn till the end and gain nothing.
    It is very clear to the whole world that she has lost the game, even among her friends.
    I think what she is doing now looks foolish to even a baby.

    May 14, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  24. Cry me a river

    This is why she should not be President. We need someone in office that can handle emotions. We don't need someone who is going to cry all the time. This is twice now she has either let her tears flow. Is she doing this as a ploy now thinking she will get more votes? Who knows, but the United States needs a President who can handle extreamly emotional times and not fall apart. Wheather we look at it this way or not, mant\y countries will see this as a sign of weakness. That is the last thing we need right now!

    May 14, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  25. CES

    Sen. Clinton – Gov. Dean just called – he said something about destroying the party – you can cry all you want – just leave PLEASE

    May 14, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
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