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. Benjamin

    Obama supporters disappoint me. They have ridiculed EVERY group imagineable. Someone should inform them, that because they are still in college, or just got out, that it doesn't mean only they are educated.

    They insulted Floridians who showed up in the millions to vote, and voted Clinton. Obama himself dissed the MILLIONS who voted there.

    They insulted the Latin and Asian votes in CA, as though they don't matter.

    They insult the educated, like myself (who is only 25), and act as though you must be a jobless moron to vote for Hillary.

    Obama supporters are just as arrogant as the the leader they follow. Just heard him on TV, and boy was he arrogant, and still insulting his opponent at any opportunity. No respect.

    February 6, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  2. mark

    to echo a reverse sentiment
    if its Hillary..GO HILLARY
    If its Obama...I vote for Mccain

    February 6, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  3. Natainos

    Chris & JOHNSON YOU are both wrong with comments like these -"you are right…illetrates (correct spelling: illiterates) are voting for hillary (correct spelling: Hillary), mostly illegal hispanic (correct spelling Hispanic)"

    I have to say as an Educated Latin Obama Supporter, comments like these, are what divide our nation. Obama’s message is UNITY, one America; and as a Puerto Rican your comments are offensive, not because I now I am LATINO & a US citizen, but because you are not educated enough!!! To understand that you can not vote in American unless you are LEGAL!!! Have more respect for American Citizens, especially if you call yourself an Obama supporter or better yet an American. ONE AMERICA, for the people by the People.....
    Truth being that if a little more effort was put into this segment of the Votes, Hillary would not have a leg to stand on.

    SI SE PUEDE! – YES WE CAN!

    February 6, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  4. Sal in Phoenix

    Shame on the African-Americans who voted race instead of substance, especially when Hillary has done so much to further their causes.

    February 6, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  5. Sean McM

    Who among the commenters has studied both Senators' roll call voting records in the Senate???? Obviously, very few.....Obama just plain doesn't vote.....what HAS this man done? What 'changes' has he proven he can accomplish for the United States thus far? NADA!!!

    Wake up folks!.

    February 6, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  6. JB

    To: Hillary Supporters

    Obama got just about as many popular delegates (ie delegates chosen by the American people, not Washington elites) as Hillary did. He also won more states than her, and did better in key battleground areas. She has no crushing victory to boast of, and it's silly of you to blame CNN for bias for not reporting one. She has more delegates listed because CNN is adding in Superdelegates (party elites with votes that count 1000 times more than that of the average voter)... but in the votes of the American people, you could even make a case for an Obama victory last night. So enough of this garbage about how CNN is so "biased" for not reporting a great Clinton victory, because there is no great Clinton victory to speak of.

    February 6, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  7. Mike

    P.S.
    I find the willingness of Democrats to vote for Hillary not only disgusting, but a major flaw in a plan with a golden opportunity for the Dems to retake the White House. You wont find a Republican worth their soul who vote cast a vote for Hillary Clinton. There are Dems that cant stand her. If you Democrats actually want to win this General Election, why on Earth would you vote for Clinton? She has little to no chance of defeating John McCain. At some point in time the Democrats must face the reality that Hillary cannot win the general. Obama is your ONLY chance. I am a Republican who is fed up with the Bush Political Structure. I was ready to change and vote Democrat. But I promise you this, if Im forced to choose between McCain and Clinton, any hope the Dems had of getting angry Republicans has been FLUSHED!

    February 6, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  8. Jessica

    The people that support Hilary just because she is a women, dissapoint me. Voting for Hilary because she is a women is the opposite of feminism. Having a women in the white house proves nothing if she ends up being a bad president. I'm willing to wait until a women I think would be a good president arrives. I'm a white women, that voted for Barack Obama and I am proud of it. And I'm proud that I can look past color and gender to reach that conclusion.

    February 6, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  9. ob

    HILLARY ALL THE WAY. SHE'S THE BEST.

    February 6, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  10. Justin

    For the people who voted for Hillary, Please tell me how you can sleep at night !!!

    First she voted for the war in Iraq. She said if she knew now what she knows back then, she wouldn't have voted for it. It's a war Hillary!! What did you Expect??

    Now she does not vote to fund the war !! I don't get it !

    She does not want our troops to have better weapons.
    She does not want our troops to have better armor.
    She does not want our troops to have better equipment.

    She instead wants them to be killed and faster??

    How can She sleep at night?

    How can you people who voted for her sleept at night??

    February 6, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  11. Kyle

    Just skimming through these posts, I see a lot of women posting this feminism crap once again. A woman NEEDS to be elected President because ONLY a woman can fix the mess we are in? Really? The Clinton camp is trying to make this election about race but if you want, we can make it about gender.

    There are thousands of smart, educated women supporting Obama because they aren't just blind followers. With all of this disgusting bile you people are spitting out along with your fellow crazies in NOW, you aren't just doing a disservice to this country and its ideals but you're also doing a disservice to women. Do you want the womens rights movement to be set back? Is that you want?

    Get over yourselves and start focusing on this country and its dire straits.

    February 6, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  12. roger, conway sc

    If you Obama supporters remember alot of people voted for GW because they wanted change, a good ole boy, a one of us kinda a guy, well look what you got. If you listen to Obama speak he sounds like a dream machine, but if you are looking for substance it is not there, it is just words. When he speaks or is asked a question the answer is short not specific & then he goes off on this "dream speech" about change & how he is going to unite this country on & on. Well it is going to take more than a speech to change & unite our country & Obama in my opinion does not have it. Clinton does have baggage but she is a hard worker & does seem to know more about how to get things done & is not afraid to take care of business.

    February 6, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  13. Peter Damoah_Afari

    Hillary is not the best in all aspects. Somebody who is claiming to be more experience, and that she is the best among the two Democratic candidates, could not even sell her own ideas to the electorate.

    Everybody is praising her for winning majority of the votes in California; which I think is not something she should boast of as she could not even use such chance to knock out Senator Obama.

    Hillary won California because of the votes from Asians and Latinos. She won their votes because of racial biasness. One thing that we don't have to forget is that these same people can vote for a republican presidential candidate in the situation when the competition is between Hillary and a caucasian.

    February 6, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  14. msmanna

    I am a Hillary Supporter – I am not poor nor am I Illiterate. She has focused on the issues America needs. So what if she was a Lawyer for Wal-Mart – everyone needs a job, at least she wasn't at home sitting on her arsse collecting WELFARE!

    Please give me a break – it is because she is a woman that she is being treated this way.

    If Hillary does not get the nomination she needs then I will support Obama.

    I also want to say this – I am of no color for we are all equal.

    February 6, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  15. Marcus

    Frankly the bickering in this blogs is disgraceful. And I resent the fact that people vote on demographics, which is uncalled for. Yet and still there needs to be a shockwave to be sent across the country. And frankly as a proud Texan and member of the greatest Army in the world, I will make this clear for everyone to see:

    I WILL NOT SUPPORT ANOTHER CLINTON AS MY COMMANDER IN CHIEF EVER IN MY CAREER.

    The military stills remembers the effect of the first Clinton had after the Gulf War and won't forget or resent ever saluting the man while in uniform.

    AMERICA WHAT MAKES YOU THINK HIS WIFE WILL BE DIFFERENT.
    THINK ABOUT IT.

    February 6, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  16. LiLi

    When you talk human politics, you have to talk Obama. He was the only Democratic candidate to mention the people that died from the tornados in the South and their families, and that he hoped the Federal Government would get the help to them as quickly as possible. Hillary didn't even mention it and Arkansas is where she was first a First Lady. She talks a great game when it comes to helping people, but if she was that out of it, not to mention what happened in the South to those people, it makes you wonder if she will follow through with making sure people are actually taken care of. In addition to this, what is not mentioned often, is that Obama has helped the Hispanic community in Illinois way more than she has helped that community while Senator of New York.

    February 6, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  17. La Raza for Hillary

    Hillary is hope for my people. She will put a Latino in as vice pres. in Bill Richardson. Rise up mi Gente! Viva la raza!

    February 6, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  18. Steve Austin

    Women voting for Hillary because she is a woman is the stupidest thing ever.

    Vote for who you think will do a better job, irrespective of race or gender. Why do American's have to become zealots about everything?

    February 6, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  19. Sean

    Do you want a republican to win?

    Its not about hillary or obama, its about getting a democrat into the white house, and obama has the best chance to do that. The only thing hillary will do is unite the republicans against us. The republicans WANT hillary to win, cause they know thats their best bet at getting mcain in the white house.

    A vote for Hillary is a vote for the republicans in the general election.

    February 6, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  20. goff

    want change? vote hillary! worried about future of united states... vote hillary! worried about jobs! vote hillary.. why would we put barack in the white house, when he has no, repeat, experence.... people wake up... this is your future. and the future of your children... lets make this stand now! vote for the one that can do the job!!!!! vote hillary clinton..08.................................

    February 6, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  21. Sabahat

    Q.) Who do the republicans want as a democratic candidate?
    George Bush: Hillary Clinton
    John Mc Cain: Hillary Clinton
    Mike Huckabee: Hillary Clinton
    Mitt Romney: Hillary Clinton
    Ari Fletcher: Hillary Clinton

    Q) Why?
    She will be easy to defeat

    Q) Who want Obama as the democraric candidate?
    A) Not Republicans,

    Why?
    He will be a tough candidate

    February 6, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  22. Dissapointed Republican

    It's not necessarily the "media" doing the hype, it's CNN. Flashing back to 1992 and 1996 when they stood clearly behind Bill Clinton, it's obvious there's been a fallout between TimeWarner and the Clintons this time around, and they plan to hit her as much as possible. It's called spin ladies and gentlemen, there's many ways to tell the same story with delicate hints toward their particular point of view, and CNN is #1 at it just like they are at many other things including ratings.

    February 6, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  23. joe

    well, the latest numbers show that in total delgates clinton leads obama by no greater than 80+ votes. however, when one removes the influence of the super delegates obabma actually leads by 13 won delegates. this race is definitely not done, but the probable problems for the democratic party is just growing. supporters are starting to harden their views and becoming entrenched in their beliefs about their candidate and the opponent. the democratic leadership needs to start having a conversation with these candidates so that they begin to lay the ground work for uniting the party when all of this is said and done. without this they may find themselves with a deeply divided party, therefore possibly unable to accomplish their ultimate goal – to win the white house.

    February 6, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  24. Max

    McCain is not liked too much in his own party because they think he is too liberal. If Ann Coulter says she'd vote for Hillary then how many other republicans would consider breaking? That's a powerful statement. If you want to move forward, then look at accomplishments of Hillary Clinton today and in the senate. Look at how she has worked with dems and republicans. Obama has done the same, true. But he's also more to the left of Hillary and I think that would make fiscal republicans much more leary of voting for him. I do support Hillary Clinton but because she's a moderate, knows women's issues and has been around the block. Obama is too far left, didn't do *that* much for Illinois (hey, I'm from there), and is now gunning for president with a thin resume. I applaud his rhetoric but would applaud his experience more.

    February 6, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  25. David Dearth

    I wish all the Clinton supporters would wake up to see how she is LOATHED by the Republicans! A Dem is going to win NY, NJ, CA anyway. Obama can take Southern statesalong with the traditional Blue states. Also,a political star like Obama comes along once in a lifetime. If the Dems squander this opportunity they are more unrealistic than I once imagined. Hilliary isnt even talented. Her husband had brilliant charisma and all Hilliary has is her husbands last name.

    February 6, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
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