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. WIll

    Well.. thats peachy.

    You ask her anything else, Wolf?

    May 14, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  2. Paul

    Go Hillary go! – no, really, just go (away)!!

    May 14, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  3. Erik - Dallas, TX

    Yes, she maybe very proud of her daughter, but give us a break on the tears. How many times is she going to choke up to get votes? One minute she is STRONG, and a FIGHTER, and the next minute she is defenseless and crying.


    She is currently pushing her elderly mother out on trail and now again pushing her own daughter to do the same. Man, this makes me question if Bill is campaigning on his own accord. Hhhhmmmm?

    Obama 08 & 12

    May 14, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  4. joe

    She is trying the tears again.....I know my President can not CRY.

    May 14, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  5. Freddy


    May 14, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  6. wisdom

    joyce @#$SC.
    Chelsea should run for public offices in future.

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  7. Joan Ross

    No comment.

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  8. Concerned Democrat

    Tears started to flow when things did not look good in New Hampshire and people rallied behind her (ie..felt sorry for her). Now, she's at it again because she's at the end. I had more respect and admiration for Hillary before New Hampshire and I can't support this feable form of politics.

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  9. Josa in Iowa

    Blah, blah, blah Joyce and yes we can. Get a life. Your usurper has almost stolen what is rightfully Hillary's!

    I "HOPE" NOBAMA knows what he's doing.....


    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  10. USAF Sr. Airman

    Oh wow. She's playing the emotions card. Come on you robot, are you so desperate you are going to try that tactic again? Actually, I view this as weakness. We don't need our leader looking soft and weak.


    Clinton chokes up when talking about daughter.

    Obama gets some Super Delegates or something....

    But Clinton shows emotion!

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  11. jb

    What a nasty bunch of people-Hillary has dedicated her entire adult life to public service and she has travelled all over the country for many many months now and is exhausted. I'm tired of hearing about Obama's "BRILLIANT" campaign. Hillary has stayed competitive with a lot less money and she's taken a beating in the press compared to Obama! Sounds like sour grapes to me!

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  12. sozzi

    Phony as phony can be.

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  13. Laura

    Wow didn't she choke up and cry as well just befor New Hampshire?
    I hope that we all unite can't be said enough. Please folks as the saying goes "don't cut off your nose to spite your face" All those who want to pull the "I'll show you Obama" mantra, will find themselves wondering what they have done at the end of the day. If you want to pay higher prices fro gas as well as have the draft my guest. Do not forget that it is not Obama stopping the MI and FL votes from being counted. It was the rule breaking itself. Remeber also that Bill Clinton during his term pardoned two of the weather undergorund activists while they where in jail. Whether you want Hillary or Obama...remember we need to stick together and not listen to rumor or inuendo. Always, always get thefacts first.

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  14. Eric, California

    Clinton 08 ( or McCain!)


    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  15. california voter

    Joyce, Yeswecan, you are pittful people. You are so much the reason so many people cannot stomach obama's campaign (or are you for mccain?).

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  16. Hillary or McCain

    She should be proud. Chelsea is a lovely young lady.

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  17. Mrs.Ricks

    Chelesa has become a beautiful young woman who believe in her Mother and rightly so, although I am totally for change and Obama I do respect she and Mrs. Clinton for trying very hard to win this race. Thank you

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  18. Eric

    SO presidential to cry. Not falling for it, you fake.

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  19. constance

    It is nice to be proud of your daughter, but everytime she has gotten choked up, people have voted for her. Not this time Hil. On top of that stop whining about Michigan and FL. Obama followed the rules and didn't campeign here in FL so people thought their votes were not going to make a difference, and his name was not on the ballot in Michigan so how can you seat those deligates? I'm just saying.

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  20. Jason in TX

    Yes, Chelsea worked SO HARD to have a six-figure salaried do-nothing job thrown at her right out of college. I bet that was just so tough. Just like it was so excrutiatingly difficult to be waited on hand and foot by the White House staff when she was growing up.

    Im sorry, WHO is out of touch???

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  21. jay

    Please! It's not going to work this time.

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  22. X in Ann Arbor

    She probably *is* proud of her daughter and everything, but unfortunately she already played the crying card twice already.

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  23. ladymary

    no TEARS????????????? Someone is slipping..there should have been tears, Kleenex and someone to put a loving arm around her shoulder (there was, but Bill got distracted). Give me a break Hillary. Don't come back to NY and think you'll get my vote for Senator or dog catcher. I know fake when I see it.

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  24. Roger

    Just listen to the low-life Obama supporters bashing Hillary for being emotional over her daughter campaigning for her. Definately no Obama! Only Hillary or McCain!

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  25. johnd

    Hillary must have been particularly proud when Chelsea backed up her version of sniper fire in Bosnia. Just a chip off the block. Makes tears come to my eyes too.

    May 14, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
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