August 7th, 2008
07:23 AM ET
13 years ago

Clinton supporters to stage '18 Million Voices' march

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sen. Clinton waved at supporters gathered in early June as she announced the suspension of her White House bid."]
(CNN) – A grassroots organization of Hillary Clinton supporters has announced plans to march in Denver on the same day the New York senator is set to address her party’s faithful during the Democratic convention there.

The march will take place on August 26 and is being organized by 18 Million Voices Rise Hillary Rise. The march will be accompanied by a festival in downtown Denver and additional coordinated marches across the country on the same day.

Clinton, who garnered approximately 18 million votes in the long Democratic primary fight, is scheduled to speak at the convention on the 88th anniversary of the date American women were granted the right to vote.

Since Clinton announced the formal suspension of her presidential campaign, the Obama campaign has gone to great lengths to promote party unity. Clinton and Obama appeared together at a campaign event in Unity, New Hampshire; the Obama campaign recently announced that New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will be holding two fund-raising events to help retire Clinton’s campaign debt; and Clinton is scheduled to campaign on Obama’s behalf in key states.

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soundoff (179 Responses)
  1. Wayne

    HILLARY CLINTON ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 6, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  2. Tom G

    Senator Clinton is washed up.
    She will never even get 100,000 people to march in Denver for her.

    August 6, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  3. S. Denice

    Wow. Just when I was beginning to think that things couldn't possibly get worse for Democrats and now this. What will this profit you? Hillary lost. HILLARY LOST, SHE LOST, SHE LOST!! This dumb demonstration will not restore her as the democratic nominee. Write her in, she still won't win. You guys are deranged! There were many upset people when GWB "defeated" Al Gore. Many thought that Bush "stole" the election. But did you see Gore supporters popping prozac and loading buses in protest? GET OVER IT!!

    Obama all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 6, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  4. Marge

    Dear Adam, I think you meant Hillary, not Barack.

    August 6, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  5. liberal media lies!

    Thank you DIM-o-Crats! We'll take every vote all the way to the Supreme Court!

    August 6, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  6. Kelby from Houston, TX

    MY GOD!! WILL ANYTHING SHUT THESE PEOPLE UP? I am so sick of them. This race may be spoiled by the sore losers from the Hillary camp. If she truly cared about the party, Hillary would show up at this event and bring them inside of the convention in an effort to unite the party.
    If any of these people believed in what Hillary wanted to accomplish as president, THEY WOULD NEVER VOTE FOR MCCAIN! THEY WOULD NEVER VOTE REPUG EVER!
    And the only reason they are so petty and hateful is because they lost! It's the same reason the repugs started cheating in elections. It didn't matter that the person the public chose was better or their positions on the policy. THEY JUST COULDN'T STAND LOSING!
    We can still get universal healthcare
    We can still get out of Iraq responsibly
    We can still fix the economy

    I have given names to pains. I CALL THEM NEO CONS AND PUMA!

    August 6, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  7. Reality Check

    Many Hillary supporters already contributed the maximum.

    Obama can't even adhere to public financing laws, which were created by and for the DNC, so its no wonder his supporters would overlook a little thing like honesty in politics.

    Hillary 2012, change where its NEEDED.

    August 6, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  8. Abby

    Hope they charge a dollar per person so they can pay her debt.

    Bitter, angry, counterproductive individuals! They make us women look like emotional train wrecks. Think with your head please!!!

    August 6, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |



    August 6, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  10. Hatred drove us away

    Obama recklessly divided the democratic party- for personal gain. To enter himself prematurely into the history books.
    He diced and divided democrats by

    Hate anyone who is not for Obama and call them ignorant, uneducated, stupid, moronic, redneck- EVEN other democrats.

    Then in the end- well what choice do they have once I carve Hillary up and toss her under the bus?

    August 6, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  11. mike

    The country is united.This election will remove a corrupt goverment and prove by a landslide that america will be back in the global race of sanity.As a Clinton fan,the best time of this country was when Bill was president.Know that Obama has the torch we are in good hands.But then again if a rock was running against the republicans it would win.

    August 6, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  12. JoelWhy

    Just a quick heads up to all you PUMAs out there; if you replace just any of the four left-leaning Supreme Court Justices with a Scalia-esqe Justice (as McCain has promised to do) you can kiss Roe v. Wade goodbye. (Not to mention a host of other freedoms we've enjoyed because of S.Ct. rulings.)

    Considering that Stevens is almost 90, and that other justices have battled cancer, etc., it's VERY likely that the next President will appoint one or more of their replacements.)

    But, hey, we're a country that is going to get exactly what it deserves. We (not me, but 'we' as a country) voted Bush in and got what we deserved. If we vote McCain in, we'll get exactly what we deserve yet again.

    August 6, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  13. Rich - San Diego

    How has appearing at one event with Hillary and a paltry Bill Richardson event constitute going "to great lengths to promote party unity"? Since securing the nomination I have seen him adopt many positions that Hillary stood for in the first place, but have I once heard him credit Hillary for her leadership?

    August 6, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  14. "Pot, Booze and Blow when I could afford it" Obama 95

    Way to go..... Never give up.... that's what democracy is all about (even Obama says so if it's to his benefit)...

    Just don't sign on as VP Hillary... don't connect yourself to this loser... it's political suicide!

    Hillary 2012!... Let the Dalai Bama crawl back to Chicago!

    August 6, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  15. Jocelyn

    wow. What a bunch of loonies.


    August 6, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  16. Chris

    At the end of the day, I bet they would have a hard time getting a 1000 people to march. Trust me. Most people are smart enough to know that marching at this point does not do any good to anyone.

    August 6, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  17. Denise Groves

    who cares. stop the whining

    August 6, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  18. PC

    What will this march accomplish? If it's to affect positive policy changes that's one thing. If it's an just an expression of unfocoused rage or a thinly veiled ploy to drum up support for McCain, that's another.

    August 6, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  19. Linda

    I am glad. Where have you people been? Your candidate of choie has flip flopped on o many issues it is sad. Just because he is charming will not make Obama a great leader. Experience is everything. I feel so bad that Americans are so nieve, that we believe anything that sounds good. Obama is like any other politican. Keep this in mind. This big change sounds like a good idea, and the people who write the sppeches need awards! but has anyone listened to his policies? He cannot copy of HRC so now he is taking some of Mccains ideas. Great leader.

    August 6, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  20. Ex-Republican for Obama

    If there are not 18 million who turn up, then it's all been a lie and a farce by lunatics with conspiracy theories.

    Count them please, and if they aren't 18 mil in attendance, then tell them to STFU and quit crying!

    August 6, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  21. David Peter

    If Obama loses this election it will be, in large part, because of these selfish traitors; in turn, everyone will blame Hillary and she won't have a future in politics.

    So just watch what happens..

    August 6, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  22. Pam

    Since a lot of those votes came from stupid republicans who listened to that windbag Limbaugh, it wasn't really 18 million votes for her. She lost, get over it and move on with your lives.

    August 6, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  23. Stephen in Red Bluff

    Good point, Old McSame...

    These sore-losing hypocrites wouldn't even give a $1 to bail her out of her horribly mismanaged campaign (while calling out Obama for not doing enough himself) and yet they're all going to spend a few hundred to make a trip to Denver?!

    Hypocrites, all!! Whine your way over to the GOP.

    August 6, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  24. ExDemocrat

    30% of 18,000,000 will NOT vote for Obama. See you out in November Obama!

    August 6, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  25. PUMA in Training

    Franky August 6th, 2008 5:08 pm ET

    Sorry Clinton supporters, you can't flip-flop, you gotta vote for Senator McCain…plus, he shares his views with you

    Isn't that what Senator Obama does on a daily basis? Flip-flop?

    August 6, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
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