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. King

    There is only 400 people voted and Obama won the state. What a big win?!

    February 6, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  2. hkitty

    Cnn, can you please stop leaving my comments in moderation? Thank you!

    Hillary supporters, let's make this week our goal to put our posting power to fundraising power. Tell 3 Hillary supporters to send anything they can afford this week and to tell 3 more. I pledge to do so! HK

    February 6, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  3. Milt

    What is so emtpy about Obama's speeches, they are full of both substance and inspiration? Hillary may have some substance in her stump speeches but absolutely NO inspiration! And as for having the media behind Obama and not Hillary, give me break, the Clintons have been media darlings for years and years, how in the world could anyone think that Obama has more media coverage than the Clintons. Pundits often talk about how the Democrats have a history of shooting themselves in the foot and not coming through with victories that seem like they are handed to them on a platter, well, we could do that again if we nominate Hillary. Nothing in the world would unite a completely dysfunctional Republican party more that a Hillary nomination! We want to put Republicans back in the office the best way we can do that is let them run against a Clinton!

    February 6, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  4. Vrouw en een Yankee

    CNN- When will you report the FACTS, and not your overly biased OPINIONS! After Hillary's win in NH, you attempted to deny her the victory.
    You had already predicted the win of Obama, in spite of the facts that showed Hillary with a strong lead.

    Now- I wonder, if Obama had won in New York, AND in California.....
    wouldn't you be loudly proclaiming his overwhelming, crushing victory,
    and predicting Hillary's withdrawal from the race???

    Obama LOST NY, AND CA! EVEN with Kennedy and Oprah support.
    He LOST!

    If Hillary wins the Presidency, I predict that you will ignore the win as being insignificant, while lauding Obama for his magnificent (losing) campaign.

    Please attempt a fair representation of FACTS, not personal opinions, and biases.

    February 6, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  5. OBamafan but clinton is all right

    Hi all clinton fans, I understand if you'tr a bit upset bout Cnn's bias tendencies towards Obama, but I think it's low of you to take this as an chance to take cheap shots at Obama, he's a wonderful candidate. Democrats really should work together and campaign "fair" for their candidates. I must say that I blama the Clinton machine for distorting records and splitting the democratic party! – I mean what is up with all those nasty comments about the two candidates. WORK TOGETHER AGAINST THE REPUBLICANS!!

    February 6, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  6. sarahsobo

    Though I agree that Obama is a powerful speaker and that his speeches often address broad issues like unity and hope, make no mistake that there is substance behind his words. His website and his last book spell out his vision for America in detail. It's a vision that is well thought out, comprehensive AND inspired.

    February 6, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  7. s36e175

    There is no point in winning the presidency (for Democrats) if we win it with a candidate who is unpredictable and may turn out to be the most right wing Democratic president in history.

    With Hillary you know what you are getting. Obama could head in any direction. Who would he have in his cabinet etc?

    But Obama would make an ideal vice president – is that an option, or is there too much animosity between camps?

    February 6, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  8. CHERYL

    HILLARY WILL GET THE VOTES! THEY ARE FROM EARLY VOTING AND HILL WAS AHEAD BY DOUBLE DIGITS YESTERDAY! I AM SO PROUD OF HER!!!!!!!!!! AFTER ALL THE NASTY THINGS THAT EVERY ONE HAD TO SAY! CNN BEING EXTREMELY BIAS TOWARD HER! SHE CAME OUT ON TOP! ALL SHE NEEDS NOW ARE HER FLORIDA AND MICHIGAN DELEGATES AND SHES WAY AHEAD! HILLARY HAS SUBSTANCE AND YEARS AND YEARS OF EXPERIENCE! SHE IS SMART AND CARING JUST ASK ALL THOSE CHILDREN WITH HEALTH INSURANCE BECAUSE OF HER!!!!!!!! SHE HAS BEEN THROUGH A LOT IN HER LIFE AND HAS REMAINED ON TOP!!!!!!!!! THAT IS WHAT I WANT IN A PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!! FLORIDA AND MICHIGAN ARE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 6, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  9. Rochon

    Alright already, last time I checked neither one of the democratic candidates have ever been President. Therefore, experience as a measure to hold the seat of president is a gray issue. In a true democracy a President is a person that should be ushered forward based on qualities that the American people see worthy. It is obvious that Obama is that person. If Hillary wins, I will vote for her because the Republicans are clueless not because she is the best for the job. It would be my American duty. Those who support Hillary and say that they would not vote for Obama shame on you. Do you really care about our country???? Get over your innate fears.

    February 6, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  10. Independant

    Hey Linda,

    Get a life! If Billary wins the nomination, this indepnedent will not for her in November. Iran will be the first nation she will attack.

    February 6, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  11. Dem of NJ

    Shame on CNN, playing the media game to make Obama more positive.
    When Obama won, it is a huge win. When Obama lost, it is better than
    expectation. You wonder why CNN and MSNBC favor Obama over Hillary.
    Obama is a new face. There will be more interests around him so the
    media can make more money from covering him. Media is more like
    porno industry, always hunary for new faces. Shame.

    February 6, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  12. Felly

    Obama's win is more diveresed than Hillary's. Obama won both blue and red states unlike Hillary who won the traditional Democratic blue states. This is not enough to win in a general election. This is like business marketing– you have to expand your horizon. And right now Hillary is maxed out. She is diminishing in polls as days go by while Obama has the momentum. Obama is the real deal. This movement is like a wide fire. Yes, we can!

    February 6, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  13. Tracy

    To all my Hillary Sisters & Brothers! You Rock!

    Let's unite together and take back our country!

    Hillary has the brains and experience to change America in wonderful ways.
    She has worked on both sides of the aisle for us and will continue to do so as President.
    I look forward to the changes she will bring and will support her all the way to the White House.

    Go Hillary '08!

    February 6, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  14. ebony&ivory

    MIke, how could you say, that blacks votes are bias, that they voted because of race? Do you actually think, that a number of whites didn't do the same??

    Weren't the clinton's caught up in a several scandals? Didn't people come up possibly murdered ? Didn't she vote for the war? Did she have the decency to admit she made a mistake??????

    February 6, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  15. V.W.

    Why do people continue to say; Obama has not enough experience?

    Remember last weeks Super Bowl with the Giants and Patriots, The Patriots won in New York in week 17 (38-35); but should have lost; so no one gave them a chance in Super Bowl XLII . Eli Manning had (0) experience in playing in a Super Bowl versus Brady's (4) ; but, he showed that experience does not guarantee success to get the job done.
    But, what he showed on that final drive was his determination, good judgement and
    leadership to lead his team to victory. OBAMA is Eli Manning and Hillary is Tom Brady.

    This shows that experience has no weight without good judgement and leadership; which Obama clearly has over all candidates running for President.

    COMPLETE REAL CHANGE IS ONLY WITH BARACK OBAMA.

    OBAMA 08′

    February 6, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  16. Andrew

    It's stupid how Obama is saying "Oh I won in Red States, that proves my electability." Did anyone see the number of people who voted (or actually most caucused) in those "Red States." In the lower double digit thousands. In states where millions of people voted, Hillary won.....

    Plus, how does the fact that Obama won in a DEMOCRATIC contest in, for example, Utah, mean that he puts that state into play for November. Hate to burst his naive, lying little bubble, but no "voting coalition" he can build is gonna make a state like that suddenly switch to Democrats come the election.

    I really wish people would stop buying into his phony rhetoric. He's the very type of politician that he and his groupies claim to despise.....He's just fooling people.

    February 6, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  17. Vince Los Angeles, CA

    This just proves that Hillary's supporters don't KNOW the facts and don't CARE to know the facts....

    NEW YORK (CNN) — Just how sharply are Democrats divided between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton?

    Of all the votes cast on Super Tuesday for the two candidates nationwide, the two candidates are only separated by 0.4 of a percentage point.

    By midday Wednesday, 14,645,638 votes were reported cast for either Obama or Clinton on Tuesday. Clinton had won 7,295,400 of those votes (50.2 percent) while Obama captured 7,295,400 votes (49.8 percent).

    Most precincts had reported 100 percent of their votes by Wednesday, though some districts had yet to complete their count. Many of those votes are in in New Mexico, where CNN has yet to declare a winner, and in California, where a sizeable number of absentee votes have yet to be tallied.

    February 6, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  18. Scott

    No offense.....

    But the only reason so many Latinos love hillary is because they love the free ride the Clintons have offered them. over the years

    Sooner or later Latinos will see that free is not all its cracked up to be in America. There is always a price in the end.

    Study our political history and maybe you will see the real story....

    I'm no biggot....but an "ism" is an "ism" and it IS what it IS.

    BTW: I support making the current mexicans citizens...then shutting the borders tight....except for the Spouses and children left behind by our new citizens.

    February 6, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  19. NOBAMA NO WAY

    NObama is a choir director!

    'Your time has come" Obomber – TIME TO GO HOME!!

    HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT!!!

    February 6, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  20. Who Wins

    Clinton = 1
    Obama = 1
    Soldiers = 0

    Stop fighting, and bring our men and women home.

    February 6, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  21. King

    Obama won in those red states because 1) he campaigned in those states. 2) don't forget majority of the population in the US disapproves BUSH and ready to switch party.

    February 6, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  22. NR

    When an issue comes up, good or bad, follow your conscience and vote for yes or no. A politician on the otherhand, duck out and say present not yes or no. Many Americans go behind the history whether they learnt from it or not. Hillary has history which can hurt her or favors her. When Barack ducks out on issues he is not establishing history which can hurt him. So he does not have history which can hurt him. 23 senators voted against war in 2002. Barack's name is not there in the list. But hey! When my country is attacked, I do not go for reasons and clues, I will retaliate so as the rest of the senators.

    February 6, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  23. ANTI CLINTONS

    VINCE LOS ANGELES CA, WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, THE PEOPLE ALL VOTED, TAKE YOUR BREAK DOWN OF THE VOTERS AND STICK IT IN YOUR EAR!

    WAY TO OBAMA! WAY TO GO PEOPLE, VOTE FOR OBAMA! NOT THE SCUM CLINTON INC. WE REALLY NEES A TRUE WINNER, HITLERY IS NOTHING BUT MORE OF THE SAME PROBLEMS FROM THE PAST, SHE JUST RIDES WHAT HER IDIOT HUSBAND DID, SHE HAS DONE NOTHING AT ALL!

    OBAMA!

    February 6, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  24. 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 turned off by Obama's speech? It's getting boring if you hear the same thing again and again.

    February 6, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  25. arleenbenson

    Hey Jeff... Barak won't win those 'red' states he won last night in the dem. primaries... The general election is up for grabs... just not in the heartland. It's always been and always will be conservative. So, no worries for Hillary

    February 6, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
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