February 6th, 2008
09:38 AM ET
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No rest for Clinton, Obama; 7 more contests fast approach

 Sen. Hillary Clinton celebrates with her supporters Tuesday night in New York.
Sen. Hillary Clinton celebrates with her supporters Tuesday night in New York.

(CNN) - With Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton almost even in delegate counts, the two Democratic presidential candidates will focus on several weekend contests and then a trio of primaries in the Washington area next Tuesday.

Super Tuesday delivered a split decision for the Democrats. CNN estimates showed Clinton earned a handful more delegates than Obama, who surprised observers by taking states where the senator from New York had large polling leads until recently.

The latest estimate gave Clinton 582 of the 1,681 delegates at stake Tuesday, compared with 562 for Obama. It will take time to determine the final distribution because of complicated formulas.

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  1. Sig, Los Angeles CA

    ashshell,

    Do you think Hillary Clinton is going to win red states? In fact, if she's the nominee, there's a very good chance she'll loose some blue states to McCain. I can't see Obama loosing any blue state. In fact, he'd win them easily and perhaps a red state here or there.

    February 6, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  2. Julian, WI

    MARK IT. 15:06 CST, 6 Feb 2008. Hillary Clinton "will fight" for DC's right to become a state. Wasting no time to begin pandering to the 12 Feb states. What a disgrace.

    February 6, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  3. Peter K

    AWARE – WELL SAID!!!!! Thank you!!!!

    February 6, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  4. Kim M

    I'm voting for Obama. I see a lot of you reference Hillary's experience, but none of the candidates running Dem's or Rep's have experience at being the PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES. They all do have their smaller victories at being Governor or Senator of states. The presidency will however, be a new challenge for anyone. Can Hillary count the fact that she was married to a president as experience? I should think not. Do not get me wrong, I do not dis-like Hillary Clinton. If she wins the nomination, I will support her whole-heartedly. I based my decision on this fact alone. When it came time to vote for the war, she sided for the majority, and did not make a sound judgement. People we are talking about somebody leading our country. This is serious. The results of the war, senseless killing of our innocent soldiers, economic turmoil for the US, loss of respect with the rest of the world. Obama was not ashamed of being one of the few to say, this is not a good idea. We need a president who will not be quick to cower and confer with the flavor of the day!!!! I think he showed a lot of maturity, even then, and that speaks volumes for me! I do not see his race or her gender to be a factor. I'm looking at my dwendling 401K, falling dollar, record high foreclosures, jobs going overseas because of NAFTA (Thanks Bill Clinton), and I want change!

    February 6, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  5. Relinda

    We Americans have to face the FACTS!! We are collectively a group of followers. Who started this party stuff anyway? We should all vote as independents, that way the important issues will be at the base of our decisions. The best canidate will not win because the majority of us are voting on race, gender,age, blue, or red preferences. Most have no clue as to what the critical issues are. We need to be leaders and let our integrity, and common sense guide us through this most difficult decision. Using integrity and and common sense as a gauge will not fail us. Obama is the best canidate with regards to the issues. Not to mention he is very sharp unlike republican canidates. Hilary will not stand a chance to McCain not because she isn't qualified it's sad to say but you know it's true...Yes indeed she is a women, and the almighty mundane U.S.A. is not mature enough for such a monumental change. "OBAMA 08"

    February 6, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  6. Peter K

    Obama won the red states because he praised Ronald Reagan. go figure. Plus, now majority of the americans hate the war in Iraq and Bush, I am not surprised they voted for a democrate. Only if Hillary had campaigned there, I am sure she would have won those states.

    February 6, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  7. JJ TORONTO ON

    CLINTON IS FAKE- EVEN A SMILE DURING HER SPEECH IS FAKE- HER CAMPAING IS BROK- SO SHE WANTS MORE DEBATE TO GET FREE PUBLICITY – HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?......

    February 6, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  8. Aaron -Arkansas

    Steve Powell you are so correct , its not even funny. Your right ! Most asians and latinos dont like blacks! There is a lot of truth in that statement. But we must educate them on how far they have come by way of our expense. I'm from Arkansas and have known the Clintons politics for years. Bill was a great govenor as well as a great president. Saying that to say, Do you judge a person by their works or the content of their character. Looking at his character, Wow. Its not too good. Let me remind people that the Clintons come as a pair. Bill and Hillary.
    So, is it fair to say based on this, We already have established what the outcome would be if Hillary got the nomination. How would she control Bills reckless behaivior? Will they shame the American people again? What really happend to Ron Brown, Bills right hand man? We are looking at the past situations that Bill has gotten into. How I see it! If he will lie! So will she! If you were on trial for anything, would you call a Clinton to testify on your behalf? Be Carefull how you answer.
    I will take my chances, Change is what I want. A change will come!
    Obama 08! Beautiful day in America!
    Don't vote for a lie!

    February 6, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  9. bob

    TEXAS IS FOR HILLARY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TEXANS FOR HILLARY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 6, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  10. nz, NJ

    as usual this will probably go into moderation...but,

    Johnson,
    You are very ignorant of the facts. I have been a scientist for the past 9 years and have my Masters and have almost completed my Ph.D. AND I VOTED FOR HRC. Let me educate you for a bit.... Obama has been running on a slogan of change. Clinton has been running on issues of change. When asked who will be the best commander in chief, al the top generals reply with "Besides Hillary?" Obama wants to give healthcare to "everyone" but without a mandate. i know so many people who would never buy insurance is they don;t need it....with his plan we would still be facing high costs in ER's for this, while Hillary will mandate and ensure true universal coverage. With the economic mess we are facing, let's be realistic...only Hillary has the experience to bring on proper fiscal responsibility. Hillary has supporters from the complete spectrum (A TRUE UNIVERSAL CANDIDATE). while it may be true that Obama has the majority of young votes, let's face facts, most of these kids (I am 29) are in awe of this rockstar that has been the golden boy of the media. I went to my univerisity recently and did find a lot of students in love with Obama but when I asked them what was one of Obama's accomplishments, no one could answer. Obama is inspirational and so inspires the young, but inspiration alone cannot get the job done. Furthermore, some say that Clinton is 2 points behind McCain in a national poll and so Obama will be more electable.... some more education for you.....in the general election, the president is elected by the electoral college and based on the numbers from the primaries, Clinton will beat McCain. So this BS about electability is again another smear of Clinton by the media who seems to be in bed with Obama. I sincerely hope that people remove Obama's wool over their eyes and think about who is better prepared, experienced, and has a great command on the issues to be president and not vote for someone simply b/c they are inspirational.

    February 6, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  11. Matt Scott

    This has nothing to do with her electability but Hillary scares me looking at her in that picture lol

    February 6, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  12. Mark

    You couldn't have said it any better Ann. I feel the exact same way, and why people proposed to possess any sort of intelligence do not see it that way is beyond me. Hillary is the better candidate right now to get the things done that need to get done. Perhaps in 4 or 8 years Obama will have enough political clout in Washington to actually produce results, but as for right now he doesn't possess the wherewithal. Wake up people! It's about the best candidate to lead that's most important, and if Obama does get the nomination, I will have to seriously reconsider if and who I will be voting for come November. The media and bloated, deseptive, words without substance have quite literally stolen this nomination from Hillary who deserves it and deserves it on her superior stance on the actual issues that affect us, the voters. Obama will get torn to pieces by the Republican party in a general election. They are licking their chops at the prospect of all the new and juicy dirt they can dig up on the "junior" senator from Illinois.

    February 6, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  13. Gavin

    WE ARE WITH YOU SENATOR CLINTON....

    You have all my family's support !!!

    ALL THE WAY HILLARY !

    February 6, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  14. nz, NJ

    CNN, both you and MSNBC seem to have descended from Salem, MA the way you have been carrying on!

    STOP YOUR WITCH HUNT NOW PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Polarizing my foot!!! You are the one who is polarizing Hillary into a corner. Be fair! Stop your bias! and perhaps we can finally go back to being a democracy.

    February 6, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  15. LA

    I agree with much of the commentary sentiment. I believe the Media, and specially CNN has been pro-Obama. I recently wrote two comments under "Leave your Comment" and it was never placed. It claimed it was "under moderation". However, the only comments placed (about 20 to 30) most of them were pro Obama?

    CNN please be professional and fair!!!

    February 6, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  16. Tom

    WOMEN CAN'T LEAD THIS COUNTRY – I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR A WOMAN – GO BARACK!

    February 6, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  17. jim Scottsdale AZ

    Hillary is in the right State New York. The crooks form Wall Street that have ruined this Country and bled it dry. Hillary and Billl are two crooks.

    A few years ago Billary had a web site pleading for the American people to pay Bill's legal fees, now she gives 5 million to her own campaign where did that money come from????

    Wall Street owns the Feds and the Govt. These Wall Street people should be in jail for waht they did with the sub prime (Bad Loans) they did the samething with the S&L and the dot.com boom. Now we have to bail everyone out and not one of them will go to jail.

    They sold their dishonest and crooked securites around the World so while Bush is building nations and taking over Countries Wall Street is wrecking our Country Financially.

    Great place New york for Billary all the crooks in one place.

    These are all friends of Hillary.

    February 6, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  18. Carole Baranowski

    Jack,

    Oprah, the Kennedy's, Obama's wife. Why is it that Obama doesn't gather any critical commentary when he unholsters his big guns, but when Hillary brings Bill into the picture, the press has a field day? In our local paper tonight, the pictorials are the girls standing on stage for Obama while Hillary stands alone. It's high time the news media began to play more fairly.

    Obama talks of change but Clinton has the experience to bring about that change.

    February 6, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  19. Relinda

    Overall Obama did do a better job than Hilary did last night. Even though she won the larger states...the margin of victory was unimpressive. When Obama beat her he did it convincingly. I of all people know a win is a win and the would make all the difference IF the Democratic party did not separate delegates by congressional districts. I beleive OBAMA will win in the end. A REAL LEADER IS WELL OVERDUE. I admire Hilary as well however she will never win because many American's will not vote on substance, they'll vote on gender, age, race, blue, red, or special interest. We appear to be ignorrant as a people as we continue to make the same mistakes expecting different outcomes.

    February 6, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  20. Relinda

    Overall Obama did do a better job than Hilary did last night. Even though she won the larger states...the margin of victory was unimpressive. When Obama beat her he did it convincingly. I of all people know a win is a win and the would make all the difference IF the Democratic party did not separate delegates by congressional districts. I believe OBAMA will win in the end. A REAL LEADER IS WELL OVERDUE. I admire Hilary as well however she will never win because many American's will not vote on substance, they'll vote on gender, age, race, blue, red, or special interest. We appear to be ignorrant as a people as we continue to make the same mistakes expecting different outcomes.

    February 6, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  21. The Media

    Tim and others like you are ignorant.

    February 6, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  22. Tommy2

    I am glad that Obama may be bringing in younger voters and CNN lets us know this ever chance they get. I find it odd that when the older voters vote for Hillary, she gets no credit for that. In most of the countries around the world the older (wiser) generation is looked up to and their opinion is vauled. I would like to see a debate between some younger and older voters, to see which side knows the issues better. It's real nice to have a cool song on utube, but that is not going to fix any of the problems in the world.

    February 6, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  23. Peter K

    Attention - Hillary supporters!!! Please donate money to her campaign so that she can be well-funded to go head to head against Obama who has mysteriously raised $32 million just last month.

    February 6, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  24. Roz, IL

    dan, its not that he's afraid to debate her(as already proven). its that BILLARY is running out of money( she donated 5million to her own campaign). why should Obama agree and give her free air time. if you want another debate grab all her supporters on this blog and DONATE.................................OBAMA08

    February 7, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
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