(CNN) – Fresh endorsements continue to flood the presidential race as candidates work to make their final campaign trail pitches just days before Super Tuesday voting.
In the latest installment of America Votes 2008, watch the candidates work to draw policy distinctions between themselves and use their endorsements to boost support.
Related: Last night’s historic CNN/LATimes/Politico debate may have lacked the fireworks most expected, but the showdown certainly didn’t lack substance. Listen to CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley and CNN’s John Lisk weigh in on how Clinton and Obama fared.
Hillary Wins CNN Dial-Group of Undecided Voters
CNN’s Erica Hill – Hillary wins CNN dial-group of undecided voters. Erica Hill: "Going in Anderson, our group was pretty, in fact, was equally split between the two candidates. Coming out, by 60-40, so just a little bit of an uptick, supporters for Sen. Clinton. 60% of our voters, our undecided voters say they feel that she performed the best and they would vote for her." [CNN, 1/31/08]
That guy came on there with Wolf a minute ago and talked about the dial group and said it was even – but last night Erica said it was not. Which was it Wolf?????
I can tell you because I watched the dial as the debate went on and Hillary was above Obama overwhelming the whole debate. Yes he had some high points but she kicked it on the dial in.
Please state the facts correctly – if that guy on tonight was in doubt and thought it was a tie – he should ask Erica.
HEY THEY BOTH STINK!!
NO EXPERIENCE TO DO ANYTHING
BUT RUIN AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!
Ophama is calling out the real reason he's made it this far, Oprah. Without her he is nothing and he is at least smart enough to know that. She and she alone is the reason he is even still in the running. He surley knows that. I've lost all respect for her, I thought she was above all of this. If he were white she would not be doing what ever she can to get him elected. Admit it, she would be supporting Hillary, though not to the extent she is now. If he were not black he would not even have won SC. So anyone who thinks this isn't about race, think again. OJ should have been convicted but, because it was held in So LA he walked. Think that wasn't race based. The rest of the country is not black, so lets see what happens.
Voters should realize that we are in an economic and foreign policy crisis. We do not have the luxury of making the Democratic primary into this season’s “American Idol” — we need a candidate who can ANSWER questions, not just speak in broad terms of “change” or “unity”. We need a candidate with a CONCRETE PLATFORM, a Chief Executive who has the EXPERIENCE to ACT QUICKLY and be DECISIVE and not just TALK about change but make CHANGE HAPPEN. This is HILLARY CLINTON. If Obama wants to ask someone what bills he should sign, maybe he should concede to HILLARY now since she has the answers. Its great that he got the youth “fired up and ready to go”, but he doesn’t yet know where to lead us — his policy is a moving target that we don’t have time for. Obama would make a great VP for a decisive, experienced leader, and that Leader is HILLARY CLINTON. Enough with empty rhetoric – it got us in this mess to begin with!
Amid all the mutual admiration (during Thursday debate), we still found a few factual missteps:
Obama claimed Democratic voter turnout has doubled in "every single election that we've had so far in this [nominating] contest." Not true. It doubled in only two. In New Hampshire the turnout increased by 30 percent.
Obama misleadingly said corporate tax loopholes totaled $1 trillion. That figure is an estimate for a 10-year period and includes items such as low-income housing tax credits and tax-free bonds for state and local governments.
Obama mischaracterized Clinton's earlier statements on driver's licenses for illegal aliens, saying, "You said you were for it. Then you said you were against it." Actually she avoided giving a yes-or-no answer in one debate, then made clear she opposed the idea.
We also found that Clinton's response to a question about her vote on a key amendment to the Iraq war powers resolution may have left viewers confused, because the question didn't correctly describe what the vote was about. What she voted against was a measure that would have allowed the U.S. to invade Iraq only if authorized by the United Nations Security Council or by a separate vote of the Senate at a later date. Clinton said she opposed that proposal because it could have subordinated U.S. judgments to those of the Security Council.
Note: This is a summary only. The full article with analysis, images and citations may be viewed on our Web site:factcheck.org (Univ of Pennsylvania)
One word: IOWA