May 28th, 2008
01:20 PM ET
15 years ago

Clinton: Obama more likely to lose


[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Clinton campaigned in Montana Tuesday."](CNN) - With only three primary contests remaining in the prolonged race for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton is stepping up her efforts to convince potential voters and the party's superdelegates that she is a stronger general election candidate than Barack Obama.

In a particularly spirited speech Tuesday night at a Montana campaign event, the New York Senator suggested Obama is much more likely to lose to presumptive Republican nominee John McCain next fall.

"We have not gone through this exciting unprecedented historic election only to lose," Clinton said at an event in Billings, Montana.

"You have to ask yourself who is the stronger candidate?" she continued. "And based on every analysis of every bit of research and every poll that’s been taken and every state that a democrat has to win, I am the stronger candidate against John McCain in the fall."

It was not immediately clear which polls and states Clinton was specifically referencing.

Recent polls out of the crucial swing states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida have indicated she has a better chance of beating McCain in those places than Barack Obama. But the Illinois senator performs better is several other swing states that Democrats have historically had difficulty winning, such as New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado.

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  1. Dale in VA

    Stand up for what you believe Hillary !!!

    This is exactly what people need to hear......pushing everything aside: gender,race, backgrounds etc. Who is the better candidate ?

    Putting everything aside, she is the better choice and since polls are everywhere, why do they say or indicate she can beat Mcain ? people make the polls.

    what gets me in all this is when a super endorses clinton, then the supers district voted for obama -then he/she switched to obama... Now have we heard this in reserve ? what about all those supers who districts voted for hillary and the supers switched to hillary ??? I think the 31st is going to be very interesting and the politics will shine. the supers can change thier mind once again.

    Again its about putting the right person in office – NOT THE RIGHT GENDER OR RACE, JUST FOR THE SAKE OF IT OR MAKING HISTORY, ETC. I think a lot of people are in favor of just that, gender or race.

    Go hillary !!!!!!!!

    May 28, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  2. CC

    Wow Ms Clinton! I guess if you plan on sabotaging Mr. Obama, yes he definitely will lose. You sound like a sore loser. Some of us have long memories and if you do sabotage him (in your not so subtle speeches and innuendoes), you can best believe that you won't be president in 2012 or 2016.

    What little credibility you had is gone. I've never been a fan of yours, but was a great fan of your husband. But the levels that you two have sunk to during this primary/caucus season is incredible. You never thought you'd be on the losing end and it just goes to show that you can't handle it! Before you think about running this country, you and your husband need to grow up and mature a bit.

    May 28, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |

    James Carvell told Diane Sawyer this morning that Barack Obama willl win in November. And he said he would support Barack. Everyone but Hillary.

    Maybe Hillary would want to be McCain VP. She is apparently working for the Republican;s. This is sick. Hillary and Bill think we are in the General Election already.

    Super Delegates you are the only ones that can stop her. Hillary is out to distroy the party and anyone else that gets in her way.


    May 28, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  4. Don

    There is a remake of an old tv show, The Beverly HillBillys...renamed to the Washington HillBillys.......If she doesn't have an exit plan yet, perhaps when she in psychologically evaluated she will not remember anything, plead insanity....

    May 28, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  5. Vietnam Veterans Against McCain

    This lady is bitter.

    May 28, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
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