February 6th, 2008
09:38 AM ET
5 years ago

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. ernie

    yes obama won most states but he didnt win big they split the delgates which i would say would favour hillary do to she has more super delagets, and ca still has not gave out all there 370 delagtes they only did 100 so far hillary winn which is good for her, i have a feeling its going down to aug,

    what dont make senice to me is tuesday people was still voting for edwrds which is a just wastes of votes senice he droppd out who knows if they didnt vote for him and hillary took most

    February 6, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  2. Ron

    Inspite of all the support that Obama got in MA, Hillary took MA. This shows that hilary is still the popular choice to resolve issues with less endorsements. With all the endorsements that Obama got he should have walked away with it by now. Am impressed by her clear standing on every single issue as oppsed to Obama who is a great talker. We need action just not words!!! Way to go Hillary!!!!!!!

    February 6, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  3. matt UK

    LOOK AT THEIR RECORDS. LISTEN TO THEM SPEAK.

    WE'RE ELECTING A PRESIDENT, NOT A POET.

    February 6, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  4. jake

    considering Hillary is 60 and Obama is 46. Yet he always looks worn out.

    February 6, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  5. Scott

    I used to love Hillary......until I took a long hard look.

    Really people look....can't you see how full of it she is.
    The Clintons are political genuises....thats it.
    They are masterminds at retaining their political power.
    IS THAT WHAT AMERICA NEEDS.....MASTER MANIPULATORS???

    Remember they had NO PROBLEM WITH LYING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!
    Remember the Clinton impeachment??? He was not called "Slick Willy" for nothing.
    And who was always by his side? "Hillary"
    Ask yourself why? Oh I know....look where she is now.

    They are power mongrels.

    Look at your history.

    February 6, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  6. kevin

    Jack Nicolson said it all in 4 words: SHE IS BATTLE TESTED. I love Barak's message and ideas but when it comes down to reality inside the beltway you have to be a uniter AND a fighter. Barak has never had legislation that would encounter the kind of resistance that Hillary has experienced. I don't want Barak to get into office and end up just like Bill Clinton in 92. Republicans will never be our friends..........

    February 6, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  7. Mark @ MIT

    Johnson said: "People voting for Hillary, as the polls indicate, are generally poor, and less educated individuals. These individuals are probably very hard workers who don't have time to sit down and listen to debates, watch speeches, or go to the candidates website and see their stances on issues. I think anyone who actually pays attention to the candidates, their stands, and their positions generally vote Obama."

    Johnson, your comment is laughable. I think it is extremely telling that MA, CA, and NY, three of the most progressive states in the country overwhelmingly went for Hillary last night. Furthermore, I have watched several of the debates now, and I think Obama's message is the most vapid. His stump speeches are great to be sure, but he can't think on his feet like Hillary. He's a good candidate, but I'm starting to get a bit tired of the Obama mad libs, where every blank is filled in with "change", "trust", or "yes-we-can". Hillary has all my support.

    February 6, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Sal -NY

    Same old tactics in washington with the clintons... how mysterious the funding sources for his 165 million presidential library was possibly tied to his Kazahstan dealings-very interesting.

    Hillary/Clintons had eight years to change Health Care and they didn't. It's funny, that someone from NY has not felt or seen any issue which she pushed thru that affected New Yorkers. My real estate taxes, water, insurance, health care and energy bills continue to increase in New York seemingly consistently.. If she wants to change the country landscape -she should have focused on those issues in New York!

    Nice to see that Obama's money is from regular folks sending in S40.00 or so.

    Way to go obama – keep it up

    February 6, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  9. Obama Supporter

    Ok If hillary was not a clinton could she WIN ?

    February 6, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  10. Stan

    You are correct obamarama, these posters are so bias they are willing to say anything!

    Clinton has the super delegates because she is the establishment canidate.

    Obama is the under dog, so what if he has the Kennedys-the deck is still stacked against him.

    A few months ago the Clixtons thought they were gonna smash Obama and Edwards.

    They were only half right. Obama the man can't win against the machine known as Clinton.

    But Obama the movement will be difficult to stop. The only way she can stop it is by going negative. Watch my words, she will start slinging mudd before long!

    February 6, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  11. King

    People, calm down. Obama has used all his weapons- Oprah, Stevie Wonder, Kennedys... With all those hypes and endorsements, Obama still lost those big states. His supporters keep saying more people will like him if the voters are given the chance to meet Obama. That's funny, the rally in Idaho last Saturday, they had 15,000 people there listening to Obama's speech. The media kepts saying people got so excited about Obama... Guess what, only 2000 voters voted in Idaho. What happened to the 13,000 people from that rally? Did they get turn off by Obama's speech????

    February 6, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  12. Sierra

    "
    Obama made such a BIG POSITIVE IMPACT within a short time…..

    ….

    Only within a short time. He hasn't been checked. If people really know him, they will find him just empty bag and big talker

    February 6, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  13. v.cifaldi&paul

    IF OBAMA WINS THE NOMINATION, WE ARE VOTING FOR MCCAIN...THE SON OF TEACHERS AND THE DAUGHTER OF AN AUTO WORKER.

    GO HILLARY!!!!!

    February 6, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  14. Linda

    PRINT THIS CNN IDIOTS!

    LATINOS FOR SENATOR CLINTON – YEAH, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE SO-CALLED "OBAMA GIRLS" - HEY, ANDERSON COOPER, TELL YOUR FRIEND OPRAH TO STAY OUT OF POLITICS, ESPECIALLY IN CALIFORNIA.

    LATINOS HAVE SIMPLY LOST RESPECT FOR THE KENNEDYS BECAUSE THEY TURNED THEIR BACK ON THE CLINTONS.

    OBAMA STOLE OUR SLOGAN “SI SE PUEDE – YES WE CAN” – I’M SURE THE BLACKS WOULD NOT LIKE IT IF WE USE THEIR MKL’S SLOGAN “I HAVE A DREAM....”

    UNDERSTAND THAT LATINOS ARE NOT FOR OBAMA AND THEREFORE HE SHOULD STOP USING OUR SLOGAN. IT WOULD BE MORE APPROPRIATE IF SENATOR CLINTON WOULD USE IT BECAUSE SHE KNOWS LATINOS VERY WELL.

    MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT; IF IT’S OBAMA, LATINOS WILL DEFINITELY VOTE FOR MCCAIN.

    SENATOR CLINTON IS JUST BRILLIANT!!!

    February 6, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  15. Concerned

    Last night, a woman drove over 100 miles with her two young sons in fog, ice, and 40-below-zero weather to vote for Barack Obama in Alaska.

    She is a Republican.

    I have a question for Hillary supporters: Every Republican analyst out there says things like Ari Fleisher did last night (Please, please give me Hillary Clinton to run against in November,) because they know how divisive she is and that her negatives will most likely send many Independents to vote for McCain.

    Knowing this, how do you rationalize continued support for Hillary?

    I'm just curious, please don't see this as any kind of attack...

    February 6, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  16. Cheryl Summerville

    I am a huge of of CNN, I always thouth that it was fair. What I have seen lately makes me reconsider. It looks as if CNN has chosen Obama as the next president. Everytime I tune in (believe me it's alot) all I here is Obama. I feel I may as well be watching Fox News. How about a little more fairness.

    February 6, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  17. hmm

    As regards the total votes cast in the primaries so far, Obama is ahead by 100,000 votes...

    February 6, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  18. John

    Democratice need to wise up....... Obama havent won a big state yet and they suppose to be the strong hold of the party!!!!!!!!!!!! All those OBAMA state he won last night are REP strong hole, he wont win there in NOV.....If you think Obama can win without carry the big states your kidding yourself...... McCain also strong in the larger state and guess what the Indepence and white votes will go back to him too...The is McCain strong with Latino than Obama ...... Hillary have the best shot because she can carry the base of the party and stronger in the Southwest were the election are turn.... like the state TN, MO, OK..... we know Obama victoriis in SC, Al, GA, KS, NB not going to be there in NOV..... Heck he didnt even come close in FLORIDA.... DEM need to wake up...... Obama will split the votes and he need the CLINTON voters more than Clinton need Obama votersin NOV.......

    I say Hillary won last night,,,, with Obama on tour with the Oprah and Kenndy split family show and Shiver want change but married to REP Govenor ....plus the extra do no wrong CNN reporting bais..... Hillary took the punch and still standing....... I have more respect for Hillary now,,,,,if anybody that need to leave the party should be Hillary..... I see the Democratic moving to far left with Obama and I dont like it one bit.... Dont understand voters, what happen to the last guy that promise change and hope? yeap those same voters put BUSH JR in office twice.......

    February 6, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  19. John

    Obama is the clear winner here, if you look past Hillary winning her home states and then California. Obama will easily take these states in the general election. His strength in the "red states" shows that he has the best chance at winning the general election, compared to Hillary. I saw that someone had posted earlier about "bogus Obama hype." We all need to ignore these individuals who are disgruntled that Hillary can't seem to shake Obama. They can't seem to fathom how we are all not still infatuated with Bill Clinton. The hype that he was referring to was the excitement that many of us feel for a candidate who is the best that we have seen in our lives. There is a reason for this. Obama inspires because he came from behind the shadows of no one. He didn't ride in on any one's coat tails. Bill Clinton's presidency was by far the best administration in my life, but I am backing Obama. George W. Bush was elected president because he was the former president's son. The only reason that Hillary has a chance is because she is the former president's wife. I'm sorry if you think otherwise, but deep down you know that I'm right. Obama has a chance because he has made it solely for himself, and that goes a long way in my book. I'd love to see how well Hillary would do if she ran as Hillary Rodham instead of Hillary Clinton. Go Obama!

    February 6, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  20. matt UK

    IF YOU THINK THE WORLD WANTS POETRY OVER POLICY- VOTE OBAMA

    BUT WE WILL NOT BE IMPRESSED. AGAIN.

    February 6, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  21. K, Florida

    Hey Larry in Florida;
    Tell that to Margaret Thatcher or Madelaine Albright!!!!

    February 6, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  22. army CPT

    I don't understand why more women don't vote for Hillary. I remember a Latino voter stating that the good old boys' club comes in all different races – black, white, asian, hispanic, or otherwise, which is why she was unimpressed with Obama's stealing of the "yes we can" saying, and her vote was going to Hillary. I have yet to hear Obama say anything of substance or of any quantitative plan for the country, nor does he seem to have a platform on women's issues that would have half the impact of Hillary just being the forerunner in this election. Everyone needs to listen carefully during the next Democratic debate, or Obama makes another empty speech – he is all smoke and mirrors. Congratulations Hillary.

    February 6, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  23. Asha, NJ

    LET'S REFLECT ON WHAT THIS PERSON FROM FL MEANS BY HER COMMENT
    "Sharon in FL February 6, 2008 10:33 am ET
    NOBAMA! The Obama thugs may be able to bully folks in caucuses, and they obviously do, but when democracy works and people are allowed to vote their conscience in private, Hillary wins. Go Hillary '08."

    Am I being paranoid or she is insinuating that people will vote "differently" (based on only God knows what) in privatie??...is she saying that people are afraid of coming out in public and have their friends-neighbors and family members finding out about their real face!!!
    God protect us from ignorance!...and God bless all of you!

    February 6, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  24. TXNS for Hillary!

    Come on!!!

    Hillary talks the talk, and walks the walk. She has the experience!!!! We cannot rely on dreams and empty promises on a better future. We need someone who has been there and can be realistic on what can be delivered. Obama's retoric seems to try to imitate MLK & JFK. It brings back memories of the Benson-Quale debate in the 80's; "Sorry Senator...you are no Jack Kennedy" ...and MLK to that effect. Obama is not original and relies on putting on a show. Politics is not show business. When it is said that he is a uniter, I don't think so. Most of the south voted on race if you looked at the stats. Obama really took states that are mostly dominant black. While Clinton took on a "Melting Pot" of voters: blacks, old, young, latino, asians, etc. Eventhough it is being said that Clinton voted for the war and Obama didn't; If you all recall Edwards and Clinton both critized Obama for actually "not being present to vote" on the war resolution. What does that tells us? It basically means that by not being present when they were to vote the man basically said that he did support the war!!! There is no excuse to that. Pundits and Obama supporters cannot say that Clinton voted for the war and he didn't ...I guess his absence says it all. This says a lot about Obama. He cannot skip on important issues like that and say differently to flip flop around subjects that may benefit him.

    February 6, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  25. Ted

    I'm sick and tired of hearing everyone say that Hillary Clinton won her home state of New York. THIS IS NOT HER HOME STATE! She is a senator here because it is a delagate-rich state and it was all part of her plan to try to get to the White House, but no one seems to want to see that. I didn't like Bill; I don't like her and I wish they would both go back to where they came from.

    February 6, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
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