June 4th, 2008
10:05 PM ET

Hillary Clinton's concession call to Barack Obama: "I am prepared to help"

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/04/art.clintonobama.jpg caption="Senators Clinton and Obama at the NAACP annual convention in July, 2006."]
Carl Bernstein
CNN Political Analyst and author of "A Woman In Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton"

Senator Hillary Clinton personally assured Barack Obama today that she recognizes he has won the Democratic nomination for president, and that “I’m prepared to help in any way I can,” according to a person familiar with their conversation.
Though she would prefer to be on his ticket as the vice presidential nominee, said this person, Senator Clinton has said her  only requirement  as the campaign goes forward is that “she be a player in the whole process. She doesn’t necessarily want to leave the Senate,  but she does want to be sure that key people from her campaign will have a role in Obama’s  presidential campaign and—if he wins the presidency—his administration.”

“Yes, it is somewhat a power play for vice president,” said this person, a Clinton supporter in Washington with whom she sometimes counsels on important matters.  “But being on the ticket is  not a requirement” for her unqualified help, especially in convincing her supporters to embrace Obama’s candidacy.   “Her speech [Tuesday night] was about being a player and making sure she was a player.”  

However, as late as three this morning, said a source in touch with the highest levels of her campaign, Senator Clinton still believed it remained remotely possible she might become the eventual nomineee of the party, and was determined not to concede to Obama imminently.  Her thinking, said this source, remained focused on the idea that some piece of negative information about Obama might surface, or that some of the superdelegates might be somehow swayed after reconsidering that she was the more electable candidate, after some days of reflection  and polling.

“It’s crazy. Her head is not there yet, to the point where she is willing to accept that she’s not going to be the nominee,” said one of her major supporters this morning, based on knowledge of conversations Tuesday night between Senator Clinton and her seniormost advisors.

Apparently one of the things that changed her mind was the obviously negative reaction of some of her most important backers—-including members of Congress–to her failure to acknowledge Obama as the nominee in her speech to supporters, after Obama had definitively secured the number of delegates necessary to be the nominee.

As the critical response, especially from supporters who had never before wavered, threatened to reach a crescendo-—and it became evident that her chances of becoming the vice presiential nominee were being adversely affected by the reaction—-she went out of her way to assure Obama personally that she recognized his victory, would give him her complete support,  and  try to bring along  her own acolytes skeptical of his candidacy, and would do so rapidly.

Her effusive praise of Obama before the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee today was partly intended to assure him of the kind of support she  intends to put forward—and demonstrate credibility with certain constitutencies she hopes will lead Obama to choose her as his running mate.

“I think she’ll be a total activist. Within a very short period of time you’ll see a very united deal,” said a member of her senior-support network.   Apparently, that will occur Saturday, according to a statement from the Clinton campaign.

Meanwhile, her representatives have begun talking with senior Obama advisors about ways that he can help her pay off more than $10 million in campaign debt, through his partcipation in fund-raising efforts on her behalf between now and September, according to a knowledgeable source.  September is the legal deadline for retiring certain forms of campaign debt under Federal law.

In terms of her vice-presidential aspirations, which Bill Clinton has been pushing privatey as an alternative if she failed in her bid for the presidency,  Senator Clinton is said by her closest supporters to be genuinely convinced that Obama will have a very difficult time winning the presidency without her on the ticket, and that she is intent on demonsrating over the coming weeks her indispensibility to his cause.

“He (Obama) has a real problem with the Jewish vote, with white women over fifty, and a Catholic problem,” said one of Senator Clinton’s backers. “She can do a lot for him with those groups.”
It will be a very difficult sell, according to Obama’s senior advisors, many of whom have come to despise—the word is not too strong–the Clintons with the same degree of contempt that the Clintons have, in private and not-so-private, exhibited toward Obama.   

However, Senator Obama is said by some of these same senior advisors not to be nearly so disdainful of Senator Clinton as some on his staff, but he has  been deeply angered at the conduct of aspects of her campaign and the words of both Bill and Hillary Clinton.


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soundoff (210 Responses)
  1. Karen

    Don't put her on the ticket, Barack She still wants to , and believes that she should, be President. Her Plan B is to become Vice President and "help" you govern. The last thing you need is to have Hillary and Bill in your Administration - they will try to run you.

    You don't have to give her squat: the Party wants her out.

    June 4, 2008 at 11:01 pm |
  2. Joy Marielle

    What many of the media is failing to realize, is that it is not Obama many individuals have an issue with, it is his wife! I have been a Hillary supporter, and I have never tipped the scale. I have always voted democratic, however, I will vote for McCain, regardless of who supports Obama. His wife is a racist! Hey Anderson, why dont you listen to 1010 wlob radio in Baltimore, and then maybe you will see who came out to vote for Obama! Sadly, the individuals that came out to vote during these primaries, did not "vote for change", they voted for a black man just because he is black!! Why dont you get a transcript of the radio program, and listen to all of the "uneducated individuals" who came out to vote!!! Caller after caller, they state the reasons why they voted for Obama, cause he is black!!! Please, I have faithfully watched CNN and thought you did a wonderful job covering Katrina, however you are unable to provide an unbias opion when it comes to this campaign! Obama might end up as President, however, I will not be responsible for him and his trashy, racist, ghetto wife!!! I know if anyone reads this they will think I am a racist as well, however, I have a black husband, and two half black children, I myself am Armenian. Anderson, why not talk about that? Hmmmm. . . . I have completely lost respect for you and cnn. Sadly, I now watch you and laugh. During Katrina, I watched you and cried. Come to Baltimore, and drive through west Baltimore, then you will see the people who "came out" to vote for obama. And as sadly as this is to say, probably 50% of them, have never voted in an election, and just voted because they want to see a black man in office, and thats it. Anderson, maybe you should be his VP. Another reason I would have to not vote for Obama.

    June 4, 2008 at 11:01 pm |
  3. Ramzi

    Can Big Ego Hillary Clinton decide to go Independent?

    June 4, 2008 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Sunshine

    Obama shouldn't even consider the "Billery or HilBilly" ticket. I think that CNN needs to replay the live feeds of the Bill/Monica scandal and the what "is-is means" event. The new younger generation of voters were too young during that time to really understand the damage Bill Clinton did in the Whitehouse and our belief in our leaders. Do we really want the "Change" candidate to join in partnership with those types of leaders? Change doesnt go back and repeat mistakes from the past....you turn, learn and move forward! Obama needs to remembe what our grandmothers taught us.....You are what your friends are! You can't lay with a dog and expect to get up with out fleas!

    June 4, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Tom Judd

    I understand giving her the space to have her defeat sink in but not
    congratulating Obama last night for his victory was just plane old
    nasty. The Clintons have shown themselves to be less then classy
    throughout this process, and one thing Hillary is not very believable as, is being a victimn. She gives and good as she gets.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  6. SOneal

    Please, please, please, please, please, please do not select Hillary as a running mate. America deserves a fresh start.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Bet

    Goodness gracious!
    Nope, we're not buying! Not after witnessing Obama's conduct.
    We're voting for the old man, he can't be as bad as Bush.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Glenn

    The bias shown towards Hillary Clinton by the media has been appalling. I have lost my respect for many of the newscasters I once depended upon for impartiality. In Obama’s speech last night, he made the statement, “I’d like to thank my brothers & sisters." I think this was very fitting because Obama would not be the nominee without the black vote in this country.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  9. Florence from Indiana

    The only reason Hillary Clinton wants to keep her delegates until the convention is to get votes at the convention that would reverse Obama' as the nominee. That is why she is supending her campaign and not releasing her delegates. This means, no matter what she says, she is not willing to give up. In the process between now and the convention, her campaign is looking for information on Obama. She is not to be trusted. She is not there yet and keeping her delegates means keeping her so called voters with her. This is not unity.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  10. renato ramirez

    h,clinton is a very shrewd candidate. slimy and pretentious. her intention inretaining those delegate isbecause togive obama hard time and/or wish that if something happen to obama such as just in case. remember her comment about the kennedy was shot?

    June 4, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  11. Diane

    "Her effusive praise of Obama before the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee today " ... She didn't look "effusive" to me – and I've watched it several times. She was nearly comatose – or maybe catatonic is a better description. No appropriate affect. She looked like she was being force-fed medicine.

    And can you please look critically at the claim that she has 18mm supporters that only she can deliver to Obama? Review the polls – as I recall about 60% at the time said they'd back Obama if he were the nominee. Take away another 1/2 of the remaining 40%, and you're down to 5-6mm. I have a hard time believing that many "bargaining chips" will follow her blindly. And if they're so inclined, then they probably have the personalities to be susceptible to others' influences as well.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  12. Karen Detweiler

    Why are we still tearing down Clintons? "Obama would have to be a very big person to have Hillary on the ticket..." Why this kind of so-called analysis? Come on! We don't have to worry about Obama feeling insecure!
    A good part of what went wrong with the Clinton campaign is the media. Since last night, when clips of the campaign are aired, all I have seen are clips showing Clinton missteps - clips showing Hillary or Bill in a negative light - continuing to develop a negative image. But Obama has been shown only "in his glory". During the campaign Clinton's missteps were shown over and over. We saw Obama's missteps if they occurred live on TV, but we never saw them again. Last Saturday CNN aired an investigative report on the "dirty politics" techniques and tactics Obama used in his Illinois Senate campaign. Why did this report not air sooner? Why not over and over? Obama refused to debate again; he refused to let Clinton have her FL/MI votes; Obama's campaign sent floods of emails questioning her honesty and saying she did not have the moral character to be president; Obama made a snide "Annie Oakley" comment. The media never aired any of it more than the original occurrence. The media never explored who Obama is; never went into his associations; never analyzed his accomplishments (or lack of ) in the Senate. I would bet the Obama campaign's hand was secretly in many of the negative things that happened to the Clinton's and kept being repeated. Why was the Vanity Fair article even published and certainly why did it come out the day before the final primaries. Timing–hmmm–after seeing the investigative report on Obama's tactics, I wonder.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  13. William Jackson

    Wait a minute, not so fast with HRC as V.P., if Obama wants real change, what about Colin Powell. Powell served as Secretary of State, Chairman of The Joint Chiefs and as National Security Advisor. With his background in politics, alot of people feel I know and talked with feels he would make a great V.P. and would be a great asset to Obama. Poweel is well respected in D.C politics and I the republicans wouldn't be able to lay a glove on him, after all aren't they the ones that always consider him a great american and asset as well.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  14. John

    I think the media should step back and layoff this issue for now. Your a bunch of ambivalent ambulance chaser that don't even confirm what has been said. Before you start making statements of what Hillary is going to do or even what she wants. You haven't heard it from her at all.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  15. Sophie


    I think what Hillary did last night was wrong. I am a Hillary supporter, but i am not going to be used by her to get a VP spot. She wanted to stay in this race and we supported that, but now it's time for her to get our party back together. Other Hillary supporters should be ashamed of her, aswell as other democrats. I am a Democrat first and a Hillary suppoter second. My vote is now for Obama, hope to see you in The White House come "09".


    June 4, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  16. Karmeila Marcus

    I am very proud of Senator Obama accomplishment, and i am even more proud that things Martin Luther King dream about has become a reality. As a black woman from the Caribbean,. Senator Clinton achievement touches me in ways i cant explain. I am 38 and i wish my mom was alive to see the way Senator Clinton fought against the odds. To answer your question " What Hilary Clinton did wrong"? the mainstream media did her wrong, especially the pundits on MSNBC . Their coverage of her was unfair and negative. Senator Obama didnt have to run a dirty campaign, the media did that for him.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  17. Krobo

    Hilary needs to quit and stop acting entitled. It is beginning to look more and more like she never really ran for her supporters but for herself and her family. The notion that she has to take her time to reconcile her angry supporters is ludicrous, because she called them to anger and maybe even hate in the first place. If she had won there would be the smirk and speech of "I told you so" that she would have given and although she might commend Obama, there most likely would be sarcasm to it. She needs to look at what she values most, history, and wonder what role it would give her for her divisive tactics if Obama wins without her help and worse off, if he loses because of her lack of support. Eventually, even before the major elections, her supporters will recover and remember their sufferings under this current GOP and realize it is not personal and vote on the issues that bother them and not color, gender or sentiments. If by tomorrow if she does not make an out right U turn, in my opinion, Obama should ignore her and rather focus on Chelsea, who I suppose is probably the only Clinton still in touch with the issues on ground.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  18. Bill, Fairfax Va

    The democrats are hung up on what Hillary can bring to the Obama campaign if she is or is not the VP candidate. They should be thinking of the danger she poses to his election chances from the Republicans that will not vote for a democratic ticket with a Clinton on it. To most rationale Republicans, we are fed up with more of the Bush doctrine on sacrificing American middle class way of life and our soldiers lives for a faulty foreign policy. Rationale republicans and democrats voted once before for a major change and the balance of congress was set on its ear. We were disappointed when that effort failed to change anything for the better. Instead the old guard persuaded the new faces in Congress to adopt their old ways. So once again, if a Clinton appears on the ticket, we are going backwards and losing forward momentum and the Democrats will lose the Republican voters that are also yearning for a major change. With Hillary on the ticket, we'll be left loyalty to the Republican party which has disenfranchised us and given our hard earned tax dollars to IRAQ and Saudi run OPEC. Give us something to vote for in the Democratic party and smart republicans will give Obama the White House. Keep the Clintons out of the race.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  19. Anthony Raphael

    Since Hillary had a picture of here in a former Soviet country, why not make her secretary of state?

    As for the strengths, Oboma needs a chess game this weekend with McCain as the "Queen". What have republicans done in the past, where are we now and what is the message McCain is bringing and how does that compare to the past? New name, same game???

    June 4, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  20. Donald Bickerstaff

    After Super Tuesday Obama won ten in a row. The press welcomed him with open arms as the conquering hero. Clinton finished out the closely fought primary by far the best, winning 10 of 13. The press did not welcome her; all they had to say to her after every victory was resign, quit and give up you can't win; that she is the sole reason the democrats are divided, hurt and chances of winning the presidency are diminished.

    Democracy is a very fragile flower that requires the media to report the process; but in this case they have clearly participated; and have had a tremendous influence on voters, delegates and super-delegates. Do you care to coment?

    June 4, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  21. sllick

    Where is your story about Tony Rezko vs Obama. We need to see an in depth story about this connection . Cnn and "the obama network/msnbc" have buried this story. What is the truth about this connection. Will this show Obama's weakness in judgement.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  22. Rosalind Hammer

    i would like to see hillary as sec of Health and Human services rather than VP- she could champion her health care agenda and if something bad should happen to the president no one could invent a conspercy theroy that the Clintons were behind it- She is thought of as someone who is not above anything to be in the white house. I also do not think they could work well together

    June 4, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  23. Charlie

    Hi Anderson,

    I am very upset at the fact that all the people commenting on the possibility of Hillary Clinton joining Barack Obama in a ticket are speculating. I feel as if CNN is selling the idea that if Senator Clinton is VP, we would have 3 presidents. The panelists are very smart individuals and they know that their argument is not true.

    The spouse of a vice-president has no say in a government administration. End of story. The media is selling the idea that Bill Clinton would "suck the oxigen" of an Obama administration. Please Anderson tell the panelists to be objective and real.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  24. Ric Coates

    Should Hilary Clinton be the Vice President? My answer would be no.....Barack Obama as President, Hilary who thinks she should be President and Bill Clinton who thinks he still is President would make for a very crowded White House......I know the home on Pennsylvania has lots of rooms but with those 3, no house could be big enough

    June 4, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  25. Toni

    If she's really prepared to help, she wouldn't hold voters hostage. 18,000,000 voters is indeed a lot of votes, but there is a bit of an arrogant assumption that all 18,000,000 are soldiers in a Clinton army.

    While I do think there is a good number who are extremely loyal to Hillary, I do think that a good portion of them are more loyal to the party than to her, and more importantly, are loyal to themselves and their views, and will choose the candidate they feel best fits those views.

    Rather than attempt to suggest she has millions of voters in her back pocket, she'd be better off suggesting that she's nudging those voters to vote Democratic...after all, what could be more in the best interest of your party than encouraging your voters to turn out for that party?

    June 4, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  26. Richard

    After hearing about Senator Clinton wanting to retain her 18 million votes, now just a thought, Clinton made a comment regarding the assasination of Robert Kennedy in one of her speaches, do you think she might be anticipating that a someone/group may not want to see an African American with an Arab name become president of the United States and therefore she would be inline with her retained votes to step in place if something were to happen to Senator Obama. Hasn't there already been supicious deaths in the Clinton's road to their political success! There is obviously something........ maybe her spiritual guru spoke somethings to her.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  27. Rosa Smith

    Thank God alimighty Hillary finally got off stage!

    June 4, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  28. randy

    CHANGE we can count on!!!

    I will be changing my party and voting for an Indpendent runner.
    I cannot support a party in which SuperDelegates betrayed an experienced candidate who had earned her right as PRESIDENT.
    The Clinton's should write a book about the betrayal of the Democratic Party, change their Party status and run as an INDEPENDENT!

    June 4, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  29. Sheron-OH

    My parents were strong believers in Eisenhouer and were the "R" word; however, I in my adult life I leaned more "D"; but if Obama in all his right is forced or takes HRC I feel that I might as well go back to the "R" for it is simply business as usual. If he is not strong enough to stand tall at the end with HRC how will the beginning be as a President–business as usual. No I find it a disgrace for HRC to act as a spoiled child and get rewarded for it. He must know that the baggage may be heavier than the vacation if she is on the ticket. Its time for change and that include a change without the Clinton and the BUSHs (mccain). Even at the end she played the EGO in suttle demand for Obama to bow down and use her voters as a wand for her self centered trip, she did not speak to her audience she waved her EGO flag.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  30. KT

    It is recognized, that Hillary not only stands by her man, but also her own ethics and morals (regardless of Bill's), and it is admirable.
    A VP? No, no way! However, she is a strong peron, indeed.
    Barack is destined to office, I'm sure he will use that same presence, to pick a running mate.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  31. June

    I'm very shocked at the overt nature of sexism in your coverage tonight. When describing why Hilary would not be a good choice it was insinuated that she would be meddling and expecting to have a voice, watching over his shoulder and nagging. When the preferrable array of candidates was displayed, it was of course entirely a male group. Oh, but IF you care about the female vote which is after 51% then here's this one woman who is from a well known political family. Come on! Are you kidding me?

    June 4, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  32. Maggie OKLA

    Senator Obama must realize he hasn't a chance to win in November. He has belittled and insulted too many main stream demoocats with his political rhetic. I will never, never vote for the socialist/marxist/communist/racist Obama. NEVER.–NEITHER WILL MY FRIENDS OR FAMILY MEMBERS.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  33. S, Holt

    Now I am totally confused. I have grown politically knowledgeable these last 15 months. I am a retired public school teacher with 35 years of service. Hillary needs a grand exit in Washington to acknowledge Senator Obama as the Presidental nominee, but take HER delegates to the convention for her daughter's sake? It seems to me she wants a showdown on the convention floor. Somebody better talk to her again and throw her supporters around the nominee. Her Park Ridge supporters even said today what is she doing? If she supports him, we will.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  34. Joan Perry

    As a Canadian sitting back watching the election, I am astonished at how bias CNN is for Obama, Hillary got a raw deal from the press and from the Democratic counsel.

    This race has been about race, it sickens me to see how the black community at large turned its back on Hillary after all she has done for them. Just because they have a black representative running, they voted for him, not because he has the knowledge or because he has the skill or experience, but simply because he is black and they had a point to prove.

    Well CNN you say that you give an honest independent view, I have yet to hear or see one.

    Hillary I hope you run as an indepentant... I would come down to help you, remember you won the popular vote.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  35. lana

    This makes me so upset. Clinton felt the nomination was owed to her, and now she is acting as if she 'better be' the VP nominee as well. I was a HUGE fan of the Clintons until about 2 months ago. now they just look like sore losers. She shouted from the rooftops how unqualified Obama was, how he lacked substance, and gave the GOP more than enough material to use all the way to November. Now she expects – DEMANDS – to be rewarded for that? Talk about out of touch.....

    June 4, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  36. clara

    61% say they will vote for sen. hillary if she runs on the indenpedent ticket so wwe the 18 million people hope and pray she will do this 18 million still have a chance to have are votes counted but we won't vote oboma we wanted hillary so please sen. hillary you still have a chance please don't throw the towel in now the country needs you

    June 4, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  37. mike

    I think Hillary Clinton will make a great VP and that's the only way I will vote for Obama!

    June 4, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  38. larry

    hey anderson i just want to say i being one of the blue collar white men who supported hillary full heartedly during he run for the presidency and also being a democrat ( reagan democrat ) i cam home to bill clinton to al gore to john kerry will now have to go and become a mccain democrat i just cant bring myself to vote for obama and many of my friends feel the same way he does ot have the ability to be president in war time... so farewell democrat party maybe in 2012 i will be able to come home again.....hllary in 12

    June 4, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  39. Cyndi

    Hi Anderson. As an Obama supporter, I am positively not interested in seeing Hillary Clinton as a VP next to Obama. She's qualified but the chemistry is not there. She's a sour-pus and very arrogant. Hillary and Bill will try to strong-arm Obama and do we really trust her after that Bobby Kennedy remark. She stole Obama's thunder last night and that is totally unforgivable. What a selfish, mean-spirited woman.
    I think Sen. Jim Webb is an interesting choice for Obama.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  40. Stephen Yaffe

    Hillary would not make a good VP choice because she is essentially a Type A person and would act a co-president and not a Vice President. Along with Bill in the picture – too many chefs in the kitchen. She would make a far better Secretary of Health and Human services, Secretary of State or another position where she would have specific power and authority. She would also be able to resign or be fired from those positions if it turns out that there is no fit, an option not available for a VP.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  41. Annie Kate

    I hope Clinton goes back to the Senate and works on legislation to help all of us now. The American people need help now more than Obama needs Hillary campaigning for him.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    June 4, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  42. A Thomas

    A significant number of older and less educated white people won't vote for a black person. A significant number of men won't vote for a woman. It's well known fact that republicans won't vote for Clinton.

    So what is the net gain for having Clinton on the ticket?

    June 4, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  43. girish

    why Hillary should not be proscuted for wasting the country's time she went on talking about herself even fully knowing that she was going to loose
    I guess the only people who made money were the news media
    people donated money for nothing
    if she had given up early it would have saved millions of dollars for the people who donated
    she is very selfish and thinks about herself.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  44. Tim Rooks

    I have been a big supporter since I first learned of her back with Bill Clinton's campaign for Presidency. It was obvious back then that she was a revolutionary person/woman. I remember friends and people said she could/should be President. I think the press machine built her up and then destructed her. What a shame.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  45. Janet Deering

    Hello Anderson
    Does anyone think that it might be a wonderful idea to have Caroline Kennedy run for Vice President with Barack

    June 4, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  46. Paul

    Forget it, she doesn't deserve it. She played dirty and now wants to be VP? What the hell is that her asked for money from her fans? Crazy woman! Nice gracious speech. I can't believe she basically ignored the fact Obama took the nomination.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  47. Bill

    Hillary would be a good option as VP for Obama, but she would have to divorce Bill first.

    June 4, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  48. Maurya

    I had the most respect for Hillary Clinton at the beginning of this campaign but..she has underminded all the positive aspects of it..
    Where is she now?After publicly announcing that she and McCain were more suitable for leading the country than Obama..She was ready to answer that all important 3am call..Well what happened to that leader who now can't make a decision about her position for this campaign..

    Who would make the best leader?? Who is more capable to make an important decision at 3AM??..I put my money on Obama..

    June 4, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  49. M J Washington

    I'm sick of hearing from sore losers saying I don't know enough about Obama to vote for him, I'll vote for McCain since Hillary was my choice.
    Any thing you want to know about Barack Obama is on his web page the same as Hillary.
    I feel YOU PEOPLE, are the sort of people that are holding back America. IT's OK to be the First African American President as long as Bill & Hillary are behind him in the white house. That's really playing the race card....Michael J

    June 4, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  50. Larry

    Yeah, Bill Richardson for VP!!

    June 4, 2008 at 10:14 pm |
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