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. Bulldog

    The media is making a circus out this........they are greatly exaggerating the PUMAs. Many of the "PUMAs" are just Republicans trying to hijack the election and the media is allowing them to do it.

    August 26, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  2. JRR

    I think the two of them are very similar. Strong successful women in thier own right. I hope they do become friends in the futre.

    August 26, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  3. Barbara

    Remember Michelle is the angry, petulant figure who, during the primary campaign, said that she would "have to think long and hard before she could vote for Hillary Clinton". During the last few months when Michelle has been silent and barely visable, she has been undergoing an image make-over. She is now a product of all that slick training and the speech she read from the teleprompter was completely scripted for her and rehearsed repeatedly to make sure she could "sell" her new image. She is still the same angry woman we met a year ago, just repackaged to sell.

    August 26, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  4. paul

    Please "upon further review", get a life! This is why so many Hillary Clinton supporters can't get behind Barack Obama. The people in his camp and his followers are etremely mean spirited and can't just take a simple 'reach out' from Sen Clinton as anything other than genuine and anything other than gracious. You all go on the attack.

    Kudos to the speech. If it was solely based on Michelle Obama's speech I would vote for Barack Obama. Not yet though. And kudos to Hillary Clinton for taking the high road.

    Some where out there the media is trying to paint the Clintons as HORRIBLE people. Nice way to UNITE the party.

    August 26, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  5. LYNETTE IN CA

    Hillary needed to call. Michelle Obama gave one of the most moving speeches ever and said some very nice things about her.

    MO / BO '08 / '12

    August 26, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  6. Lorraine

    There will be unity believe it or not. Hillary will make sure of that. Stop listening to the repugs trying to steer you in the direction of an outburst from her. The PUMAS that are not coming over are republicans. Its a setup.

    August 26, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  7. bubbaforobama

    pumas make me sick. so unamerican, gross

    August 26, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  8. Rodney

    Democrat for McCain "I may sound like a republican, but I'm just a democrat with something to loose."
    _____________________________________________________
    1. The word is LOSE!!

    2. If you have confidence in Clinton, then you are betraying her by voting for McCain. Comparing policies to policies, Obama and Clinton are virtually identical. It's like Coke and Pepsi (slight differences, but still cola). If you don't like Obama's plan and policies, you weren't really a Clinton Supporter. You were just voting for her because of who she is and what she is.

    August 26, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  9. Sherry, Atlanta

    I COMMEND YOU, HILLARY. AND I HOPE YOU CONTINUE WITH THIS POSITIVE MESSAGE!

    OBAMA/BIDEN '08-'12

    August 26, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  10. Paula, CA

    Nice progress!

    Obama/Biden '08

    August 26, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  11. Valerie in California

    I agree with Chipster's comments (above). CNN's coverage was completely lacking. I went to the DNC website to get "true" live coverage of the convention speakers. You guys talk too much!

    August 26, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  12. Darryl

    Good grief. We're already campaigning for Michelle Obama in '16? Can we please get through this election first?

    August 26, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  13. Michelle

    Michelle gave a good speech, but it is JUST a speech that she practiced over and over and then read from a teleprompter. (words that someone else wrote)

    Michelle and Barry: Mr. and Mrs. Teleprompter with cute kids that they exploit and deny it later.

    The fact remains that Barack is still too green for the White House.
    The choice of Biden as VP magnifies that.

    August 26, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  14. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Hillary gets it. Too bad the stupid PUMAs don't...

    August 26, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  15. lancecoardill

    Astoundingly important news. Hillary knows how to use a telephone. And this is relevant HOW?

    August 26, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  16. Jai in PA

    Two phenomenal women! It was very gracious of Hillary to call to congratulate Michelle on such a moving and thoughtful speech. Both of these women are great examples for our daughters and our sons. May we all manage to follow their unity lead.

    August 26, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  17. Darth Vader

    McCain's reasoning for 7+ houses is because he was a POW and didn't have a place of his own while he was.

    August 26, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    Dear Hillary Supporters,

    For those of you full of so much hate and ignorance, believe that if she decides to run in 2012 or any other year, she will need Obama's supporters.

    Throughout this campaign so many people were claiming they didn't know the Obama's. I didn't know him either; the point is you don't want to know them. Ignoranance can be overcame. This is a free country and Obama made his choice and the best man won both times. If Hillary would have won, Obama would not have been on the ticket. So, get a life and get over it. When Obama wins whether you like him or not he will still be your President and represent everyone.

    August 26, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  19. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    PUMA = JUDAS
    IF NOT HILLARY THEN MCCAIN = JUDAS

    August 26, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  20. Richard

    Hillary a true First Lady.

    Michelle . . . NOT!!!!!!!!!!

    August 26, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  21. LUCYNA

    DON'T-TRUST-HILLARY!
    SHE-WILL-PRETEND-THAT-SHE-IS--SUPPORTING-OBAMA-SO--SHE-WOULD--NOT-BE-BLAMED-AT-THE-END.

    IF–OBAMA-LOSES-IT-WILL-BE-ONLY-HILLARY'S-FAULT!

    August 26, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  22. Addendum

    The first day of the convention was well done. The message was what it was planned to be and what everybody perceived.

    Now we can all be overly critical and tear the best laid plans to pieces, and we can all also offer supportive, diplomatic suggestions.

    What I do not understand is, Why was Democratic Strategist, James Carville even in the picture since he was so critical. And I couldn't believe Anderson was right there with him. What the heck were they thinking or not.

    Why would a Democratic Strategist openly piss on the parade, if he is a Democratic Party Supporter? Maybe he and Anderson will be all praise when they see Hillary tonight.

    August 26, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  23. Obamas In the House

    Michelle rocks! Purely inspirational! What a lady!

    August 26, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  24. LIZ

    Hillary is trying to connect the two supporters!! Another reason why she is the best that we have~~~

    August 26, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  25. dian

    Michelle's speech was excellent.! She and Barrack are good people. Hillary should have been recognized for her accomplishment and Michelle was sensitive to that.

    Great!

    August 26, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
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