August 26th, 2008
12:31 PM ET
10 years ago

Clinton calls Michelle Obama

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/08/10/art.convention.gi.jpg caption="Hillary Clinton called Michelle Obama the day after her DNC speech."]

(CNN) - Michelle Obama received a phone call after her widely praised speech Monday night - from Hillary Clinton.

The Obama campaign confirms the New York senator reached out to Mrs. Obama after her primetime address to the Democratic convention. The two did not connect, but Clinton left a message.

Clinton will address the convention herself in a highly anticipated speech Tuesday night.

soundoff (170 Responses)
  1. Tony

    Sounds like Hillary has gotten over NOT becoming the nominee and is looking towards 2012.

    Pity her so-called "supporters" can't.

    August 26, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  2. Danny

    And what was she going to say or ask? 3:00am?

    August 26, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  3. Abby

    Look for Hillary to give a blockbuster guarantee that she will not run in 2012 as we will have an incumbent president who will be running for a second term. She will redeem her legacy yet. Watch.

    Hillary / Michelle 2016

    August 26, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  4. galactic def klingon

    Geeezz

    Now we get blog posts about "possibly" news worthy voice mails?

    Chris–where were you at–bar hopping?? Is this really all you could come up with on that huge expense account? I'd keep my resume fresh O.K. buddy.

    August 26, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  5. Open Your 3rd Eye

    Don't return the message Michelle. I mean really, what's the point?

    August 26, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  6. Obama/Biden Change you Can Believe IN..

    Bridge Building is a two way street..

    Thanks for coming together for America, the economy and to end the war responsibly..

    Obama/Biden... 2008, 2012

    August 26, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  7. James From Chicago

    I will bet my last dollar, Michelle Obama would never have called Clinton if the tables were turned, but then again your talking about
    night and day.

    August 26, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  8. Judgement over Experience

    How nice, now will she just go somewhere, Clintont that is!

    August 26, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  9. W O W WO W

    C A L L--B L O C K I N G--F E A T U R E ? ? ?

    August 26, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  10. Jody Monroe

    Michelle is outstanding! I think everyone was touched. Glad that Hillary was gracious.

    August 26, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  11. Tony

    It's called coming together, unity people. Wake up!

    August 26, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  12. John McShame, Obama Is Going to Tax You & Cindy, but Not Me & 95% Americans Making < $250,000/Yr

    for all you Hillary supporters who are voting mcshame....geez; you've just destroyed all that Hillary worked for in her life – healthcare; roe vs. wade; a woman's right to fair & equal pay. u name it!

    and guess what; it's going to backfire in 2012!

    mcshame will remain POTUS for another 8yrs!!!!!!

    NOT THIS DEMOCRAT – I'M FOR HILLARYY, BUT NOW 200% FOR OBAMA ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 26, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  13. Mike

    Last Nights Convention openning was very positive and upbeat. It went very well despite the whinning comments of Carville the Troll who stammered about how the Dems should use the negative attack style of McRove.

    August 26, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  14. lovable liberal

    Hillary probably realizes that Michelle has now staked a claim to be the next First Lady with the stature to run for President.

    August 26, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  15. Adam

    I'm sorry, but CNN, is this really...REALLY...worth putting in the ticker? A missed call? Is this really worth your time or mine?

    And people wonder why I watch the BBC to get election coverage.

    August 26, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  16. R.I.F.

    CNN,

    Why do you keep the 3 am ticker at the top of the list?????

    August 26, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  17. Kelby from Houston, TX

    I think that Michelle Obama's mention of Hillary Clinton was a great acknowledgment of her historic bid to be president of the united states. As much as I hear about people who hate Hillary Clinton I cannot help but to admire and respect her. She has always worked hard for THE PEOPLE and her party.
    I hope that the message she left for Michelle Obama was a positive one.
    I hope the Hillary and her supporters are well recieved at the Convention tonight
    I hope that this message of unity resonates with all of the members Democratic party so that we may move forward in taking the other half of the Senate and the Presdiency.
    There is hope for the future...if you believe.

    OBAMA '08 DEMOCRATS '08 AND FOREVER...
    BECAUSE OUR IDEAS ARE BETTER

    August 26, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  18. NoMcSame

    This is what she said, She said how stupid the PUMA people are and how hurt she was that her people are all mouth but when it came down to supporting her by giving her money they all turned their backs on her. She also said that she takes back everything that she said about Obama and how she wishes her husband loved her like Obama loves his wife. Billary will cleaned up everything and then she get her respect and will be called Hillary again. Now we will all work together to beat down the republicans and kick George out of the White House so that Obama can move in for the next 16 yrs because after his 8 Mrs. Obama will have to do her 8. What a beautiful world.
    Obama08

    August 26, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  19. Yoni Deleon

    This people has no shame! they will say or do anything to get elected. McCain, You have no shame. But the american people is smarter than what you think we are and we will prove it in November.

    August 26, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  20. Spencer from VA

    That's a positive start. I hope those PUMA's are paying attention. This is what you call party unity.

    August 26, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  21. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    It must have truly been painful for Hillary to leave a vociemail message.....however,no pain, no gain.

    August 26, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  22. Voting Obama

    GOOD NEWS!!!!! LETS STOP THE DRAMA!!!! PUMA'S GO AWAY!!! U ARE NOT DOING THIS FOR HRC. U ARE DOING IT BECAUSE YOU ARE BITTER YOU DIDN'T GET YOUR WAY!!!

    OBAMA 2008 AND BEYOND!!!

    August 26, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  23. Kathryn Irby - Metairie, LA

    Michelle Obama's speech was the greatest!

    August 26, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  24. PELOSI SUCKS

    Screen your calls much MOMO?

    August 26, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  25. Jim

    I have a lot of respect for the clinton's, I just can't fathom how some voter's that would want Clinton in the white house now choose to vote for the polar opposite. I hope they get what they deserve though, rising healthcare, rising gas price's, it's the democrats that ensure these coverage's, it's thanks to the democrats that our kids can have affordable health insurance, put Mccain in office and watch him veto any chance of good prospect for our kids future because of blind hatred towards a good man.

    August 26, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
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