June 7th, 2008
08:05 AM ET
13 years ago

Clinton may have key role before November

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Whether Sen. Hillary Clinton can begin to unite Democrats behind their presumed nominee may be crucial to the party's success in the fall.

Clinton is expected to throw her support behind Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign during an event at noon ET Saturday at the National Building Museum in Washington.

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  1. Tex-gal

    Obama followers why so much controversy on whether he should choose Hillary as his VP. Of the the four political candidates running for president, Obama has the least experience, and needs a strong political ally, like Hillary, or any of the above.

    Why all the hateful bickering against the Clintons. President Clinton was one of the greatest presidents this country ever had with his personal faults, and all, who cares. Look at the history of the past presidents and congressional politicals, including the Kennedys. Obama's political experience still doesn't come close to either, of the Clintons. Stop it, and drop it, enough is enough, your turning us against this party with all the sarcastic, hateful, and vindicative remarks. We are Democrats and you ( black population) act as if you own Obama and take every comment on a racial basis. By reading your blogs we can tell who writes them. If he's going to be president , he will represent all races, creeds and issues. It is not HE, who acts radical, but you his, followers.

    UNITE this party, it's all up to you.

    June 7, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  2. Betty

    Yep – she'll have a very key role – maybe even Supreme Court or HHS after the election.

    McShame won't give her anything but the boot.

    Go Dems !!!!!!!


    June 7, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  3. David Goldman for OBAMA


    June 7, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  4. California Girl

    I'm hoping for unity with Hillary on the ticket as the VP nominee, that is the one only way Hillary supporters will rally behind Obama. The young vote will not vote, they are not reliable. Obama should look to the future and continue his change campaign without the advice of Kennedy, Daschle, Edwards, Richardson, they are not the change this country needs. CHANGE IS: AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT AND A WOMAN VICE-PRESIDENT.


    June 7, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  5. 58 old white ladies for OBAMA



    June 7, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  6. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA


    June 7, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  7. Chris

    I think Hillary Clinton should be able to take all her delegates to the Democratic Convention because this is the very first time that a woman has really made a difference in the political arena, and this is a History making event. Hillary Clinton's name should be brought to the floor all her delegates should declare for her, that is the only fair way considering that some of her supporters never even got the respect they deserved because of the superdelegates that decided for them and their state of who should be backed. I live in South Dakota our state backed her, but if you look at Tom Dashel, Tim Johnson, and Stephanie Herseth they decided who got our votes shame on them. Chris

    June 7, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  8. TJ

    Just because of her behavior and remarks over the last few months, before voting for a Obama/ clinton ticket- I just won't vote in November

    June 7, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  9. Diane

    Democrat leaders, Obama, his supporters and campaign are not realistic. It is Obama and Michelle's responsiblity to change the dynamics of his general election campaign. Many people supporting Hillary will support Obama in the general election and those that won't are due to the Obama and Michelle's problems all of which have nothing to do with Hillary. He knows that and if you allow yourselves to be honest you do too.

    June 7, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  10. jo NC

    she can try to get the party back together,,only problem is we as people that think we have a full vote in every decision,,now we are ba to our voice and vote don't matter to democrats,,so i'll take my voice and my vote to a party that counts my vote,rep

    June 7, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  11. Erick in FL

    I am and will always be her supporter, but unless she's on the ticket, I am voting for McCain and for all you haters, this is a democracy and I can vote for whom I please.

    June 7, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  12. Esther from Cuyahoga Falls Ohio

    If this country could some how be made to realize its in our hands to change, not just race, sex, but bring us back to the notion we are one nation. one nation with all needing the same basic needs. not rich poor but one which we believe we all have the same rights at the same time and no one needs to wait their turns for an opportunity. we all need to be into education and teaching each other mentoring to each other up lifting each other from the moment we are born. no child left behind that it in deed takes a nation a state a village to succeed in this world. we need to go under the bridges over the tracks which separates us and we need to all become patriots again and take our country out of the hands of capitalism.

    June 7, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  13. former Democrat for McCain

    I think Hillary supporters would be crazy to vote for Obama. It would be the ultimate act of masochism. ater the bashing the Obama supporters and the Obama lackeys in the media gave Hillary, and the ridicule of her supporters. They only spoke of party unity after Obama locked the nomination, when they see they're in trouble Before that they were saying Hillary supporters are not true Democrats and should get out. Now I'm agreeing with them.

    McCain has proven time and time again over the years that he can work with Democrats. Obama and his media supportes have proven that they can't even work with fellow members of their own party.

    June 7, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  14. Hi Tension

    She can have any role except VP.

    Too poisonous for that.

    June 7, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  15. gene

    With or without Hillary's endorsement, Obama's campaign is doomed. I am a life long Democrat who has changed his registration to Independent . There are million's out there just like me who had to listen to the mean, demeaning and degrading comments from the like's of the Obama surrogates, supporters, the Cafferty's,etc and did not take it too lightly. I will either cast my ballot for McCain or Nader.

    June 7, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
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