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. Marc PDX

    Actually, female HRC supporters are the demographic Obama needs to focus on the most as they are the most likely to have been disenfranchised by the primary election defeat of Hillary. Barak has the black vote pretty well sewn up so his time is better spent wooing the female vote now. That and working class whites. He hasn't done much with that group yet (other than offend them a couple of times).

    June 18, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  2. Lynn

    Some of these female Senators been on TV today to pitch for women's rights.Why now? Right sure, again just trying to get Hillary 's women vote for Obama. Especially two face Claire McCaskell.

    June 18, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  3. No Bama

    What was once the Clinton News Network has now turned on to the
    Barak News Network. Every little thing he does is highlighted and
    all his drivel is shown on TV. Can't you be a little more balanced.

    How about CNN doing your work and highlighting the True Obama that you have been hiding from the American Public.

    Post this CNN.

    June 18, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  4. harry

    Good for him!

    June 18, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  5. Shawna

    When has being a recording artist qualified someone under blue collar, sounds white, or pink collar to me.

    June 18, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  6. Enlightened Voter - can't afford repubs

    Obama is amazing, he is the true uniter. He is meeting with all types of people, getting their input and listening to their concerns. He shows incredible judgment and wisdom. He's looking more and more presidential every day. John mcwar might too if he would stop bashing Obama but I guess he has too since he has no principles or issues to stand on and changes with the wind. I guess it would be embarrassing to run as a republican.

    June 18, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  7. aware

    Forget it Obama!

    No woman with any sense will vote for you – enough said! 🙂

    June 18, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  8. Big gator


    June 18, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  9. Will in Richmond, VA

    Gary... My friend... You call young voters ignorant. Please reread your post.

    All the experience in the world has gotten us exactly where? You claim to know so much. Please enlighten us.

    I'll take wisdom, as shown by the people that Obama got to run his victorious campaign, by his willingness to keep diplomacy on the table under all circumstances, by his meeting with 40 military leaders to discuss our options all over the globe, by his handling of tenuous situatios regarding race and religion, I'll take that wisdom over experience any day.

    June 18, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  10. Will in Richmond, VA

    Oh and about this being the "Obama News Network", whenever McCain does something, it gets reported. Problem is, he isn't doing anything but figuring out his next flip-flop.

    "What's your position on this issue Mr McCain"?
    - whatever will get me your vote my dear...

    June 18, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  11. Peter Damoah-Afari

    Good boy!!! ... You are a great man and politician. They whole world is behind you Obama...

    June 18, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  12. Peter E

    So NOW he is trying to make up for all the sexist insults his supporters kept hurling for the past year? Way to show leadership...

    June 18, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  13. steve

    Lynn, Gary, No Bama,

    You guys are just republican trolls attempting to stir the pot. I see you constantly posting the same malicious comments over and over on CNN. Get over yourselves already. Your little ruse did not work. In other words, you lost, got it?


    June 18, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  14. Ted van Tol

    Well Gary,

    You have likely a little probleme here.
    You call young people who are enthousiastic
    for Obama, haters.
    Still you will go into the future, you cant stay behind and
    will benefit all the good that Obama will bring to the USA.
    So leave that bitternes behind you and try to be positive.
    Thats wat you, America and the whole world needs most now!

    June 18, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  15. Nancy McKinney

    To angry Hillary supporters:
    Remember when a McCain supporter called Hillary the "B" word and HE LAUGHED!!! Please show Hillary some respect by rejecting this support of calling Hillary the "B" word

    Also, a McCain supporter who raised $300,000 for McCain joked about women being raped, and McCain REFUSED TO RETURN THE MONEY!!!

    Also, he voted AGAINST women having equal pay (look it up!!)

    As a woman, and fellow Hillary supporter, I ask that you please show some respect for Hillary by rejecting this disrespectful behavior that McCain has exhibited towards women and vote for Obama!

    June 18, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  16. MD

    The level of energy in Obama's campaign is astounding.

    The planning, the outreach to various cross-sections of the society, and their willingness to gather information and listen to various groups' concerns will definitely go a long way to guarantee success in the general election.

    Well Done!

    June 18, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  17. fairandstraight

    Excellent Will, These people are plan sick in the head if they think Sen. Obama does not have the wisdom and knowledge to run this country. Some of the same ignorant things were said about John F. Kennedy which turned out to be one of our greatest leaders.

    I pray he wins by a landslide.

    June 18, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  18. Gezelle Cranden, MO

    To be honest with you, I really don't want to hear about any other politician except Barack. He is refreshing and the rest of the old geazers are saying the same old thing. I'm 70 years old and I haven't heard anything new in 30 years. I'm waiting for Barack to turn this country around.

    He's a fine young man, vote for him. He'll make you proud.

    June 18, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  19. Barack The Vote

    And the beat goes on......just like our patriotism, everlasting.....

    Go America, we can do it. Yes we can.

    I think the McCain campaign is sour grapes, because the most exciting election in decades in happening and they can't join the party.

    June 18, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  20. Marshall

    What fool came up with this PUMA crap? Give it up

    June 18, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  21. Informed voter from florida

    LOL. So he thinks he is going to sway the women voter's. God I hope my fellow women aren't that stupid.

    June 18, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  22. Tristan Alexander


    Forget it Obama!
    No woman with any sense will vote for you – enough said!"

    You're wrong. No woman with NO sense would vote for Obama. Case in point... You. Enough said!

    June 18, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  23. NoMcSame

    Some of the Hillary supporters make a lot of noise but they won't send her a DIME, how sad it must be to be Clinton and to have support like that. CLINTON MUST BE SAYING TO HERSELF "SHOW ME THE MONEY". MONEY PEOPLE IS WHAT SHE NEEDS. STOP BEING A CHEERLEADER FOR McSAME AND HELP HER OUT BY SENDING HER SOME money, MONEY,MONEY.

    June 18, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  24. James, SC

    So many people are soooo afraid of the BLACK man. They are blinded by fear and hate; and little do they realize that the black man (any man or woman) cannot run this country by himself.

    Now, when I seriously think about it; I believe these people are more afraid that Senator Obama would become the benchmark of Presidential Standards. They rather see a useless republican candidate become President, than an intelligent, resourceful, willing, and engaging BLACK person lead this country. Is this something to be proud of?

    June 18, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  25. Please

    OMG he looked at me - I'm gonna vote for him after all!

    June 18, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
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