August 7th, 2008
11:27 AM ET
14 years ago

Obama, Clinton issue joint statement over Denver rumors

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Clinton's supporters are organizing for a Denver display."](CNN) – Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton released a joint statement Wednesday night through their presidential campaigns, amid conflicting reports over whether the New York senator will include her name in the delegate roll call at the Democratic National Convention later this month.

"At the Democratic Convention, we will ensure that the voices of everyone who participated in this historic process are respected and our party will be fully unified heading into the November election," Obama spokesman Bill Burton said in the statement.

Clinton has said repeatedly that she will not battle the Illinois senator for the Democratic nomination – but many of her most passionate primary season backers have laid out their intent to disrupt the process if they feel she has not been accorded proper deference. One of the most common demands has been for her name to be entered into contention, and the votes of her delegates officially recorded.

Democrats close to the process have told CNN that they believe Clinton will address the Denver convention in a star slot Tuesday night. It is not yet clear whether or when her husband, former President Bill Clinton, might speak.

Sen. Clinton, who endorsed Obama shortly after suspending her presidential run and has made several joint appearances with him, is scheduled to campaign for the Illinois senator in Nevada later this week.

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soundoff (434 Responses)
  1. Molly

    Hillary Clinton is the best qualified to lead our country. OBama has lost all credibility with his constant CHANGE and race stuff. The DNC sure picked the WEAK candidate that will never be elected.
    As a life-long Dem I will not vote for him – and MILLIONS feel the same way. Without the Millions of Hillary supporters- VOTERS the Fraud/obama will never win.

    August 7, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  2. Big J

    Crystal, why are you being a whiney, pouty, crybaby? The person you wanted to win the Primary, didn't, so you vote against the party? Grow up.

    August 7, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  3. jay


    shut up


    .....everybody else

    August 7, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  4. Rashida

    All I can say to Crystal is that a vote for McCain is a vote to send your children, your children's children to war, and probably an unjust war. Think about it, do you want to sacrifice your loved ones this way.
    I trust Obama, he will turn our country around, and he will place Hillary in a good position to support his efforts.

    August 7, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  5. Former Democrat-Now Independent-Dusgusted with Obama

    Becky Montgomery- I wonder how you would feel if your candidate Obama the fool was treated like a piece of trash and the nomination was stolen from him? It has nothing to do woth egos, it has everything to do with electing the better candidate. You Obama people are arogant fools !!!!

    August 7, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  6. Accountant Guy

    I think it is pathetic that people can't accept that she lost, end of story. It's sad that there are so many uneducated people that would put the country at great risk in order to be spiteful. I guess this is why are country is where it is now, because of people like her and her supporters!!

    Obama '08

    August 7, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  7. VF

    Stupid CRYSTSAL ! Obama is the democratic nominee...GET OVER IT!

    August 7, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  8. Jesse - San Antonio TX

    I don't get this: The most important thing to do is to get a Democrat to get Elected into Office.

    Even if the Democrat is not Qualified and is quite frankly a scary option?

    This sounds like it a power grab more than what is good for the county.

    If A DEM wins, they will have the Conrgress, the Senate and the White House.

    I think that is scary and will lead to corruption and backroom deals as it was when republicans controlled everything.

    No Party is Better than the Other. They are both corrupt.

    That is why We need checks and Balances.

    August 7, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  9. Response to Crystal

    Then that makes abzoultly no sense. Stop with the "I'd vote for Hilary but not Obama". She is not on the ballet anymore. Do you know what both parties stand for? If you were to vote for Hilary then you would have more in common with Obama. Not McCain. Have some maturity on the issue. Everyone please!

    August 7, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
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