May 20th, 2008
09:13 PM ET
14 years ago

Clinton: 'I've never given up on you'


Watch a clip from Sen. Clinton's Kentucky victory speech. (Photo credit: AP)

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (CNN) - After winning Tuesday's Kentucky primary by an overwhelming margin, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton told a cheering crowd that "we've achieved an important victory" and that she had no plans to drop out of the race against Barack Obama.

"It's not just the Kentucky bluegrass that music to my ears - it's the sound of your overwhelming vote of confidence even in the face of tough odds," she said.

"You've never given up on me, because you know I've never given up on you."

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soundoff (158 Responses)
  1. Keith from WI

    Billary is not staying in the race for the votes now…she only interested in raising enough money so her loan can be paid back…(with interest). She has never cared about the voters or the issues…its always just been the power, the attention, the money and herself. Finally people have finally have seen her and her husband for what they truly are….WE are tired of all of this and we are NOT going to take it anymore…. May they just sneek away and leave us alone …hopefully Ark. will take them back…lol
    Just in case she thinks that most people still like her…(57% do not trust her and do not like her)
    Everyone keep record of everything she says and does in her remaining years in the Senate so if she tries the Sniper Fire again……this will end much sooner….we can blame the media since her suspicious Senate election in 2000 for constantly putting her name in the news. She never earned that nor did she ever deserve it……Bet the media now knows they created a monster that was merely someone that was married to a president….thats all!
    The Clintons remind me of two lowlife con artists tricking the old and uneducated out of their possessions making them think its the right thing to do…

    May 20, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  2. Ken


    May 20, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  3. Raghu

    Correction: "You've never given up on me, because you are Reagan Democrats"

    May 20, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  4. matt

    hey where is the big headline??? what are you thinking, CNN. you are so so so wrong? Oh my god!!!

    May 20, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  5. Michael

    This is not about the American people it’s about the Clintons!!

    May 20, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  6. Morgan

    Why is no one talking about Clinton disenfranchising voters with her "I'm ahead in the popular vote" arguement? She is discounting caucus states and all of those voters!!!! I'm glad to count Florida and Michigan, but this argument of hers is hypocritical! She's given up on the caucus states by excluding their votes in her counting!!

    May 20, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  7. What the Huck??



    YOU ARE ANNOYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    May 20, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  8. Joshua College Station Texas

    Why am I not surprised....?

    May 20, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  9. smw

    I'm curious why CNN counts Texas for Clinton in their line-up under each candidate - wouldn't the candidate who got the majority of delegates be the winner? Pretty egregious manipulation there - I suspect to keep the media-manufactured narrative of "big states go for Hillary" alive.

    May 20, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  10. Chuck, Democrats United We Stand

    No your wrong, I wrote you off a long time ago.

    May 20, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  11. georgia

    As expected ! Congrats !
    Now please go home . No VP offer !! You nor Bill can be trusted !!!!!

    May 20, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  12. Hillary 2 Victory


    hold your horsies obama



    May 20, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  13. Eric

    You know who else never gave up on us? Rick Astley.

    May 20, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  14. Pro-america

    This is the kind of leadership we need in america.

    Go democrats

    Go Hillary

    May 20, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  15. RC in Hawaii

    give it up loser!! you would probably try to pick chelsey for VP any way

    May 20, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  16. Amy in Woodstock, NY

    I don't know where these false exit polls are coming from. But as an Obama supporter you can bet, like the Clinton supporters are saying, I would NEVER vote for Hillary Clinton if she were to be in the general election.

    Maybe she think she can force her way to this nomination or force the VP position but it will never work. I won't support her on any ticket whatsoever. She is divisive and disengeneous. She has hurt this party like no Republican ever could.

    May 20, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  17. Jo Peeps

    Why is there no headline that says: Clinton shames obama – picks up 20,000-250,000 votes?????????????????

    This is ridiculous. Clinton hands the second major wooping to obama and the spin is that he is going to win the majority of the delegates? based on caucuses and all these complex democratic rules that don't make any sense. We are going to lose this election to the GOP based on these idiotic rules. The person that should be the democratic nominee should be the one that has the best chance of getting 270 in the general. In the general, it's not proportional and caucuses voting. It's winner takes all.

    Forget about Clinton's argument that she would be the nominee if we were going by the GOP process. Let's take the states she won and the map into the general election. In that scenario, which should be the only thing that matters because 2 years of this race would be for nothing if we lose the general, It is obvious that she is the best candidate against Mccain. Clinton is likely to get 300 v. Obama 217. The best thing to do is to nominate clinton and STEW obama in the VP role and have him run in 8 years. I don't want a 'change' to RAW meat.

    You wouldn't want an intern to operate on you over an experienced surgeon. Why would we want an intern as a president?

    May 20, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  18. Bruce TX

    Kentucky Voters have spoken also! Hillary all the way! Obama Just will not Carrie the Populous Vote, He should drop out and Save us from McCain winning!

    May 20, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  19. Pistoff

    Puke ... sounds like a bad 80's song.

    May 20, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  20. FreedomFromFear-Florida

    Florida's and Michigan's delegates should ONLY be seated 50% for each to Clinton and Obama. To break these rules, would be to LIE to the voters in these states who did not or COULD NOT vote for their desired candidate. I and many did not vote when told that our votes would not be counted.

    May 20, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  21. No Hillary

    Hey Hillary, whether you want to drop out of the race or not doesn't matter anymore...this race will be over in 2 weeks... based on the numbers we all see YOU LOST and OBAMA WON... BYE BYE

    May 20, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  22. Nicholas Pierotti

    HILLaryBILLY Clinton and her mudmouth cracker husband Bill seem to have stepped right out of the movie "Deliverance".


    She has found her constituency alright – the spine of the Appalachian mountains.

    May 20, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  23. mya, Obama

    Yeah,'re a fighter, we get it.

    May 20, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  24. It ain't over


    I love how she raises $22 million AFTER everyone says it's over.


    Nobama will tank in October

    May 20, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  25. Debbie

    Hillary is my choice for the democratic nominee and always will be. She is who America needs to lead.

    Hillary for President

    May 20, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
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