June 18th, 2008
03:40 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama to meet with congresswomen Thursday

WASHINGTON (CNN) - In addition to meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus Thursday, Obama is also planning to meet with female members of Congress at the Democratic National Committee, according to several congressional sources.

One Democratic aide described the lunchtime meeting with the legislators as a follow-up to one Obama had last week with 28 female members of Congress - roughly half Clinton supporters and half Obama supporters - at Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s home. The aide said the Obama campaign is organizing Thursday's meeting and it’s open to “any female Member of Congress who wants to attend.”

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soundoff (136 Responses)
  1. annie

    Female members of congress – stay home – do not attend the hussein luncheon.

    June 18, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  2. North Carolina

    If every woman senator and congresswoman came forward and told me to vote for Sen. Obama, I would not. His numerous criminal and terrorist supporting associates and his pitiful lack of experience render him wholly unsuited to be POTUS. That the DNC promoted him over the much more experienced Clinton, and even awarded him some of her delegates is truly appalling. I am now a registered Independent and I will vote McCain in Nov.

    June 18, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  3. Obama All The Way

    Go away Hillaryites and McCainites! It's Obama time, baby! Like it or not.

    Gonna have to paint the White House, BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go obama.

    June 18, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  4. A Nightingale Sings in Berkley Square

    Watch your wallets girls. Obama in the room

    Voting for Obama is like a chicken voting of Colonel Sanders.

    June 18, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  5. Gene

    VIG... just go vote for McCain and stop crying. Writing in Hillary's name would be taking away a vote for Obama.. and helping McCain. So... while you cry that your candidate has been disrespected... you condone doing the one thing she would consider a true slap in the face.. and that's helping McCain win. Go VIG! Show your support by slapping Hillary in the face and telling her that her opinions, dreams, and desires mean nothing to you!

    June 18, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  6. john williams san diego, ca.

    i want him to meet with the white heterosexual caucuses, but that would be considered racist.

    June 18, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  7. xddy4u

    While you Obama haters here talking smack, Obama is getting a game plan together that's going to blow you skeptics right out of the water. The Dem learned from Dukakis, Modale and Kerry's mistake, not responding to attacks until it was too late. Obama is going to take it to the enemy. He's getting all factions of the DEM party on the same page with the same agenda, that's stomping the s–t out of the GOP in the general election. "Yes We Can".

    June 18, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  8. Venus

    Way to go Bam! Go get em'!

    Come on "O" Team!

    We got to step it up and beat McSame!

    June 18, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  9. Get Real

    Don't you think its funny that Obama is still painted as Rookie lacking experience while he has shown nothing but exemplary courage and wisdom in conducting this landmark campaign so far. Just to name a few, facing the race issue head on, refusing to accept money from lobbyists, deciding to run a clean campaign free of dirty tricks, deciding not to pander by avoiding short term populist measures like gas tax holiday, deciding to open dialog with adversaries, opposing the Iraq war from day 1, trying to unite a country divided by race, religion and hatred. These are just a few examples why I support Obama. I am sure you can find your own reasons if you care to look.

    June 18, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  10. cindy sls from pa

    wow! I'm so tired of people saying that they are not going to vote for obama because theyre mad hillary didnt win! Or how about the people out there saying that there candidate hillary lost so theyre going for mccain! Hillary and obama are not the same but hillary and mccain are certainly a heck of a lot farther a part. And as for obama is inexperienced and has bad judgement, last time I checked nothing…no matter how many years compares to the job of being a president…the only way to have experience in the field of being a president which is quite different from other jobs is to be a president. On the grounds of bad judgment, I haven't seen any yet, I have seen a lot of good in how he has run his campaign and the choices I've read about that he's made in his life though. Mccain on the other hand has went with judgments that I do not agree with as a democrat, a person, and a christian. I follow the media and pick out what I want to believe, meaning I don't care if you call Mccain Mcbush or Obama a radical, because some things are obviously not true. But it makes me mad when others get carried away with this stuff or other silly matter when really we should be looking out for the well-being of our future America. My only request is to make a logical educated decision. Make sure what you choose to believe is true. And don't vote on emotion. Because you might not have those same emotions years from now…but facts will always be facts. Democrats need to stick together…we always have…were similar….we believe in similar beliefs…. and republicans dont….thats why there republicans….

    June 18, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  11. WISDOM

    To those women voters who were Hillary supporters and now saying that "No Hillary, NoBama, Hi MaBush",

    If you just do that out of frustration, what will you gain? You may get a split second of satisfaction, but you will regret about it rest of your life (if and only if you are a decent human being). Does McBush ever care about women's issues? Honestly, who would be a better candidate for women's issues? Think about it hard. If you still think McBush is better than Obama, then you're not a true Hillary supporter. Otherwise, you're a plain stupid or maybe just a plain racist. If you are one of them, I respect that only if you could admit that you're a stupid or a racist. Otherwise, you're a stupid racist coward!

    June 18, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
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