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. Grace

    Great. More power to Obama's team.

    June 18, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  2. oil rules

    Wonder who is paying for lunch?

    June 18, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  3. Jessica M

    Isn't it part of the Obama theme to include everyone in the conversation about the changes that need to occur in the nation. I think meeting with Congresswomen is another example of him talking the talk and walking the walk. As opposed to our current President that seems to think that working with congress and the word Veto are interchangable ideas.

    When is the last time McCain had a meeting with a group of Congresswomen? How does the Straight Talk Express work when no one is willing to talk...or listen.

    At the end of the day a President can't do much without Congress and Congress can't do much without the President. No matter who is in the White House they need to work with Congress. Just ask Nancy Pelosi or GWB how much they are getting accomplished "working" together.

    The stalemate has to end!

    June 18, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  4. RV - Arizona

    I can't believe there is still a bunch of Hillary cry babies out there. Get over it! She's not in the running anymore!

    And if you vote for the Crip Keeper (McCain), become a republican and shut up!

    June 18, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  5. Jeannie, Sacramento, CA

    Obama needs the female vote and I, for one, won't give it. There are 9 members of voting age in my family. We are not voting for Obama in November. We will stay home, sit back, and watch the black voters try to put him in the White House all by themselves. Let’s see how well they do without the Clinton bloc of 18 million voters.
    McCain winning the White House will not affect my family or for that matter, a vast number of our friends. We are upper middle class, well-educated, have private medical insurance and private retirement plans from stable careers, we are not affected by Iraq, we don't need Roe v. Wade, we couldn't care a snit about the conservative Supreme Court, and we can afford gasoline. We’re willing to relax and wait till 2012 when we can unseat McCain through a candidate other than Senator Obama.

    June 18, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  6. DC Missouri

    This is what I like most about Obama - his willingness to listen to all points of view.

    June 18, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  7. Monica for Obama in Indiana

    Way to go Obama, they just need their ego's stroked.
    Although it won't change anything. If they are going to vote for you, they are going to vote for you. If not they wont. Good of you to spend the time. But a rejected and unhappy woman is very devious and coniving, they have never asked other Presidential Candidates to do this. But thank you to allowing them to voice their concerns, but I really wouldn't trust them.

    June 18, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  8. Brian

    Another day and Obama is reaching out to all Americans while McCain and PUMA;s spread fear and hate.

    June 18, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  9. Robyn from Grand Rapids

    CNN--is all Obama all the time.

    June 18, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  10. AAB

    I meant to write this on the previous post (about the Muslim women getting denied to stand behind Obama) but they don't have the comments enabled on that one.

    I wouldn't be surprised if this is a setup by the repubs ... send some women with scarfs to stand behind him just to affect the psychology of the public ....

    June 18, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  11. LA

    McSame, calling your wife the C-word is unforgivable.

    June 18, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  12. Schalaine Ellisor

    This is a plea to Hillary Clinton supporters=Can you put aside your anger and logically look at what is best for this country? Do you honestly believe a vote for John McCain will do anything to advance your concerns? Are you aware of his position on abortion or a women's right to equal pay? As mothers, how could you vote for someone who would keep our troops in Iraq for an indefinate amount of time and then offer them nothing when they return home? He has flip-flopped on so many issues recently, I doubt if he is aware of where he stands. Please take the time and educate yourself about the man you are willing to cast a vote for. If you do that and still feel he is the best candidate, then by all means vote for him. Personally I can't see how, unless you give lots of points because he's a white man and Obama is a black man. I have a dream one day my children shall be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. For millions of people, that day has arrived. Are you one of those people?

    June 18, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  13. peakarach,des moines,IA

    MCCAIN 08!
    HILLARY 12!

    June 18, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  14. Brandon Hillary Democrat for Mc Cain

    Mc Cain 2008

    June 18, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  15. Chris in Va.

    Let's see, Obama inspires the nation with hope for a better tomorrow, and McCain can't find his car keys. You decide '08!

    P.S. When Liberman stands behind McCain doing his ventriloquist routine have you ever wondered where he puts his hand to make McCain's lips move?

    June 18, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  16. WB, PSL

    The march to the white House is on! Can you feel it? Can you smell it? Can you taste it? As a first time voter, I'm full with enthusiam from Senator Obama organizational, leadership and managerial skills. GOP, this is the way it's being done from the grass root up.

    Unity is evident and will happened sooner than you Republicans think. Democracy will survive under the democratic party and President Obama's leadership.

    Obama '08

    June 18, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  17. David, NY

    --–Nancy McKinney June 18th, 2008 5:10 pm ET

    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---

    Exact, and the video is all over youtube, that lady said, quote: "What are we gonna do with the "B...."" and McBush didn't say anything about that, nothing, he just loughed and answered the woman.

    So, Clinton supporters, I wanna know your reaction about that, you still plan to vote for a guy who agreed with a woman who called your candidate "B..." ???

    A lot of republicans come here to divide you (Clinton supporters) and divide US, thinking that this will help McCain't, but they're wrong, the deal is sealed for McCain't.

    June 18, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  18. Agnostic Democrat

    Lynn, Nobama, Aware, PeterE:

    Time to be grown up, pick up your toys from the sandbox, put on your big people underwear and get a clue, a life and some lessons in ignorance and tolerance. Otherwise, shut your disgusting pieholes, or we'll start spewing the truth from you and all those wing-nut-jobs like you (Michael Reagan) and his rants about placing dynamite in Islamic babies' you know wheres and blowing them up with their mothers. Gotta love the hypocrisy and violence against difference, don't cha?!

    June 18, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  19. Oh Happy Day

    Oh happy day....when Jesus washed
    When Jesus washed
    When Jesus washed
    When Jesus washed
    When Jesus washed
    When Jesus washed...he washed my sins away...

    Oh happy day...

    He taught me how.....to walk right and pray
    And I'm rejoicing every day....

    Oh happy day....

    God bless Barack, and John McCain. They are both trying be president, and that's honorable. Don't hate, celebrate, we live in a great country.

    June 18, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  20. You should have voted for Hillary!!!

    For those of you who want "Change" in 2008 by supporting the Messiah. Go drink some more Kool Aid. You people are delusional.

    June 18, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  21. anne

    CNN post this
    AOL straw poll 347,000 plus votes McCain 55% Obama45% different than your Poll of just a few people

    June 18, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  22. Linda from Prescott AZ

    I second Nancy McKinney's statement.
    Aware's posting...shame on you.

    June 18, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  23. kenny cole

    Boy go get them

    June 18, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  24. Darth Vadik, CA

    McCain is just too old.
    He looks at women as second hand citizens.
    He does, deal with it.

    June 18, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  25. Sylvia Johnsen

    Keeping the superdelegates happy, they are the only one's that can threaten Obama now.

    I don't care how Obama does it in the General Election, win or loose, 352 superdelegates and Al Gore are wrong.

    June 18, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
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