June 7th, 2008
01:53 PM ET
15 years ago

HillaryClinton.com goes Obama-centric

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/07/art.hrcboweb0607.hrc.jpg caption="Sen. Clinton's campaign Web site took on a new look Saturday as she endorsed Sen. Barack Obama."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) – In concert with her speech Saturday, the banner image across Hillary Clinton’s Web site flipped to “Support Sen. Obama today.”

The site – which has been a central part of Clinton’s fund-raising efforts and a signature part of her speeches – now asks supporters get behind Sen. Barack Obama and “together we can write the next chapter in America’s story.” The box alongside the email sign-up, however, still solicits contributions to her campaign.

Clinton has suspended her presidential campaign. By suspending instead of dropping out, she technically remains a candidate, entitled to keep statewide pledged delegates and district-level delegates.

A video message on the site, posted four days ago, thanks her supporters, telling them: “I could not have made this part of the journey without you,” but makes no mention of the presidential nominee.

Update: Sen. Obama has returned the favor online.  The Obama campaign's Web site has been altered to allow visitors to leave messages of thanks for Sen. Clinton.  Click here to see this new feature on the Obama site.

soundoff (108 Responses)
  1. Former Clinton Supporter

    Both candidates are honorable men so this election the choice is very simple; If you think this country has been on the right track and you support Bush's policies and want four more years of it, vote for McCain. If you think that this country should go in a different direction and want to see change, vote for Obama.
    Obama '08

    June 7, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |

    We H.R. Clinton supporters will be watching Obama and how Senator

    Clinton is treated, what part she will play in the Democratic Party.

    IF Senator Clinton is happy then we may vote for Obama, if she is not

    happy, we the silent majority of women will have our voices heard

    loud and clear come the November General Election. Have no Fear

    about that!

    June 7, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  3. TD

    I knew this move would be one of the first they would make. I know Hillary is in debt, but using her website touting Obama to raise donations for Obama supporters to pay off her debt is not right. She stayed in the race too long and now her debt should not be our or Obama's problem for that matter.

    June 7, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  4. wasabimommi

    this is kinda funny. all the obama supporters are suddenly "welcoming" hillary supporters with open arms. WOW. if you'd shown even 10% of this kindness during the course of the campaign, maybe i'd buy it, but certainly not now. i'd prefer you just shut your mouths and let us determine, on our own, how we want to proceed with our support and our votes.

    June 7, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  5. Janet WV for Obama

    United we stand and divided we fall, and if our backs should ever be against the wall, we'll be together, together, you and I.

    June 7, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  6. Still for Hill- but now ONLY for Hill

    No woman, no cry.

    My vote leaves now that Hillary has been destroyed by her own party.

    I love you Hillary.

    June 7, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  7. Florida not for Barack Obama - Ever

    do I need to write any more than what is listed. My vote will go for McCain even if I am democrat. Voting for McCain is not going against Hillary or DNC, the DNC went against Hillary and CNN so why should I vote for them.

    June 7, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  8. Greg FL.

    The Hillary supporters better think long and hard before they pull that lever for McCain. They are condeming our troops to coninue fighting in Iraq in a bad war and all because thier candidate lost. I can't believe that people would be so selfish. I hope that is not the case. This isn't a football game and your favorite team lost. this is our future and I hope they think more of it then to continue on in this petty manor.

    June 7, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  9. sam madino

    The support Obama form becomes a donate money to Hillary campaign!!!
    Common CNN do a bit more due diligence before posting the campaign PRs verbatim.

    June 7, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  10. Vicky

    I get asked all the time whether I think Hillary lost because sexism is worse than racism in this country. The answer is no. She lost because Obama ran a smarter, better-organized campaign. It’s possible that she would have won if the Democratic Party had more rational primary rules. But Obama didn’t make up the rules, and Clinton had no problem with them until she began to lose.

    June 7, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  11. Ed, Fl

    Farwell, Time for a new chapter in American political arena.
    Very gracefull Hillary. You will be missed.
    Obama 08

    June 7, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  12. bebe

    my vote will not go to obama

    June 7, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  13. Think twice

    Our best hope was pulverized by the hatred tha Obama encouraged and inspired in his supporters.

    Think twice before voting for Obama.

    Do you WANT to be a part of that hateful vitriolic gang?

    June 7, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  14. Woman for GOP VP

    Some of Clinton' s supporters will vote for Obama. She will grin and bear this humiliation and the conspiracy led by Howard Dean. There will be some group hugs for a while and the Dems will feel good. Then, McCain will announce either Gov. Palin or Secretary of State Rice for VP and the curtains will come down on this travesty called the Democratic Party. They have made the mistake once. America will not make the same mistake twice and will reject Obama in droves.

    McCain/ Palin '08

    June 7, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  15. annmac

    I understand its human nature but i do wish we would stop dissecting every single comment foolishly. Politicians are human beings too. All democrats need to act mature and unite the party. think responsibly and long term. A vote for McSame will not improve your personal lives.!

    June 7, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  16. Clinton Supporter

    As the song says, Hillary, you are
    "Simply the BEST, better than all the rest..."

    If you're not on the ticket, I have to vote for experience somewhere else. I guess that would John McCain..............

    At least he is as honest and straightforward as you are, even if he lacks your knowledge. It beats voting for Obama and his new toy, Howard Dean.

    June 7, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  17. hatred fails

    With Hillary out of the way....Thank God for hate...

    I am now free to leave this UNdemocratic party and the way they permitted Obama to trash his better opponent.

    Obama inspired his people to utilize a strategy of hate to eliminate Hillary from the race.

    Make his manipulative propagands fail.

    June 7, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  18. democrat

    Thank you Sen. Clinton. We thank you for your support. We respect you and your family. It was a great speech. Now, all democrats should unite & elect a democrat to the white house. We have the support of independents, and yes some republicans too.

    June 7, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  19. why unify?

    Obama lost my vote when he mocked and jeered Hillary with his silly Annie Oakley act.

    Then he pushed it when he brushed Hillary off his shoulder.

    Why unify now?

    June 7, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  20. RHP

    Is it me? Or is there something desperate about the "suspension vs conceding" thing? If Hillary was all that wholehearted about supporting Obama, wouldn't she bow out gracefully? ( it did take her a week to regain her composure sufficiently to endorse Obama ) It's behaviour like this which caused doubt in my mind towards her.

    June 7, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  21. The Patriot's Blade

    Dear Clinton Supporters,

    For any of you that are considering voting for John McCain now, just remember that the blood of the first American soldier who dies in Iraq after Jan. 20 2009 will be on your hands as well.

    June 7, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  22. PanosY

    I also would like to ask why Sen. Obama is referred to as the first African American nominee and not the first Mixed Race nominee. He is as white as he is black, raised by a white mother. It seems highly disrespectful disregarding her ethnicity considering the sturggles she faced raising him alone, something which he often refers to!

    June 7, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  23. Wannabe

    Isn't Obama the guy that BRUSHED Hillary off his shoulder?

    The leftist Bush- cocky, arrogant, boastful and dismissive- but no message or actions or experience or qualifications.

    You fools- Hillary was the show. She is what created OUR excitement.

    Not this puppet who would be dictator.

    June 7, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  24. the obama nation

    i think that this is a great step towards unity. hillary and obama supporters united is a very threatening force for the republicans. i'll definitely be donating money!

    obama 08

    June 7, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  25. KE

    That was a very good speech Sen. Clinton gave.
    Congratulation to to Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama.

    This primary was one the the best.

    June 7, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
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