February 6th, 2008
09:38 AM ET
8 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. ben

    This probably won't be printed,because every thing I write comes out UNDER MODERATION and then dissapears. I really don't care,because I only want someone at CNN to read it anyway.
    I have been listening to your mealy mouthed comentaters say over and over "It is about time we got over race ,religeon,and gender"
    So what do you hypocrites do? You emphasise how many black people voted for Obama. How many white women voted for Hillary. .How many mormans voted for
    Have you no shame??
    The day may never come when you will state how many citizens voted for a candidate
    without saying they are black,or female or what religeon the belong to.
    So go ahead and put this UNDER MODERATION

    February 6, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  2. Ron

    Update your numbers? Include the supe delegates – who's ahead ? Spin spin spin spin

    February 6, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  3. Jupiter Wilson

    What was the outcome of the "glitch" in the California voting earlier in the day? Did independent votes not get counted properly? This is something that the media should investigate.

    February 6, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  4. Ingrid Turner

    Obama has obtained more of the delegates chosen by the people not the party. I'm a Texas voter and an Obama supporter. I will not vote for Clinton for president. She voted for the war.
    She worked as a lawyer for Walmart.
    Her husband voted for NAFTA and GATT.

    A vote Hillary Clinton is a vote for business as usual.

    Change the world Texas! Vote for Obama in 08'!

    February 6, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  5. DEM

    One should respect Senetor Obama. Indeed he brings change. Until this primary, old establishment of democratic party made black a fool. Now, a black makes them a fool. Congratulation Obama!

    February 6, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  6. Otto

    Dan, I want a candidate who can inspire all Americans and can get the job done

    February 6, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  7. Right on Day1

    Not counting super delegates, Obama is ahead. Hillary has 100 more super delegates who will desert her like rats on a sinking ship.

    Can't deny she kicked b*tt in CA,MA & NY.

    But over all Obama won so many lopsided victories, & key states including CT & MO, that he still has the momentum.

    This is just what Obama expected & wanted.

    He has lots more money than her now & next are states he should win convincingly. So she will look weaker than she really is.

    Hillary's only chance is If he is stupid enough to debate her every week, or run from debating her.

    Prediction: Including super delegates, it will be a tie or Obama ahead +10 within the next 2 weeks.

    I love this game!

    February 6, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  8. Dusacre

    Obama and his supporters have done an excellent job against 20 years’ old Clinton political machine! Just a few weeks ago, Hillary was leading every where with double digits. The Clintons are a household name across America. It took some incredible work for Obama and his supporter to put Obama name on the map.

    Obama is leading on delegates count by the end of this day in spite of the fact that Hillary has more super delegates because of the Clintons years long power hold on the Democratic Party.

    February 6, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  9. Kurt, Chicago

    The same way Clinton won Nevada and Obama got more delegates

    February 6, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  10. John Dolan

    Experience won over Inexperience. Hillary is the One. .... Go Hillary .She will be the nominee

    February 6, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  11. Charles

    We have a close race but Hillary overcome Obama in about 10% of delegates. I hope this race don't end in a lock end with no winners for the primary convention. I hope whoever is second withdrawn on time.

    February 6, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  12. Bill

    Obama should sweep this weekend in Washington, Louisiana, and Nebraska. Next week he should win Virginia and Maryland. Washington DC is a toss up. By the start of March, the race will be over and Obama will have won.

    Sorry Clinton Fanatics, your candidate's day as the alleged party nominee is over.

    February 6, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  13. MARIA


    DONT BE FOOLED BY OBAMA'S ORATORICAL SKILLS. we have seen this kind of person in our lifetime. Dont be fooled.

    February 6, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  14. Zach

    CNN is reporting the delegates incorrectly in favor of Senator Obama. It is important that Senator Clinton's delegate count be reported accurately by the media. Once again, don't force-feed us Obama.

    February 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  15. Johnson

    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. His positions makes the most sense and more importantly Obama strength grows everyday, while Hillary loses votes everday. The long this goes on the better it is for Obama. This is far from over.

    February 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  16. AC

    Obama had a very successful victory!!! He was able to win across the country where most democrats would have a difficult run. That's the victory of the night. He pulled votes in red states and in fact in states with a wide margin of white voters.
    Hilllary Clinton on the other hand had no surprise win besides MA. The people who voted for Hillary are not new demographically!!!

    February 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  17. Joan McCoy

    As usual you were only semi-successful in your attempt to influence voters by one- sided reporting. Your predictions were wrong as is your current delegate count. No surprise that you error is in favor of Obama. Your reporting is shameful and unreliable just like your polls.

    February 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  18. Mikey, Scottsdale AZ

    The only chance the Republicans have in November is if Hillary is the competition! She will completely energize the Republican base even if the Republicans nominate Mickey Mouse.

    The idea of a Co-President as Commander-In-Chief sitting opposite the
    our militant and extreme adversaries in the Middle East makes John McCain look like the only possible choice, even for this staunch Democrat !

    Please folks, wake up !!

    February 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  19. katharine Hardwick

    hi hillary just plays dirty and Obama should win the election. I saw him speak + he rox! why does hillary win these states? if she wins the White House then it will be:
    and how would our country look then??
    So go tell your Momma that your votin' for Obama!!!

    February 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  20. Nerakami

    No Super-Delegates should decide our Nominee !!! Put the power back into the hands of the people. No more Washington back door dealings. Let the people decide !!! Who are these people anyway. Where do their priorities lie.. with party politics or with the people?


    February 6, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  21. AJ, IL

    Hey favor Obamacans...let's up the ante and donate again to Obama's campaign. Let's let our voices and support be heard loudly!

    Obama in '08!

    February 6, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  22. Robin Wagner from ct

    Supper Delegates don't count because they can change . They can go to eachother side the supper .
    Barack : State county DELEGARES :::: 603
    his Supper DELEGATES ::: GOV SEN ETC >>>>> 106

    Hill DELEGATE Bye State conunty by country ::::::::::::::: 590
    he SUPPER DELEGATES bye SEN and GOV :::::::::::::::"::193

    So Barack is ahead with DELEGATED COUNTY BY COUNTY ::::::: 603

    February 6, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  23. An Agnostic Democrat

    And ... she will lose all of them. The poor thing could only best her competitor in her home state of New York by 17% of the vote; meanwhile he trounced her on his home turf. She should have handily won the east coast and didn't do that either.
    Take a nice look at the swath right down the middle there and remember: So goes Missouri, so goes the nation.

    Can't wait to see which voice she finds or whichof her many masks she dons for this leg of the race. H'mm ... Let's see ... She's already manufactured the "traffic ticket ploy" twice; had an abysmal rating that barely registered on the Hallmark channel even under a controlled environment where only supporters were allowed to banally question her; had an angry hubby who she had to put back in his cage since it's clear he's trying to run for a third term because she needs his accomplishments to shore up her weak record and always questionable 35 years of experience; had to snatch her tacky pant suit back from hubby to prove she's the one running her campaign; and she's tapped out her donors.

    Meanwhile back at the ranch ...

    February 6, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  24. Alice in Florida

    Hooray for Hillary!

    Even with the whole media, Oprah, Ted, the Kennedy scarecrows Maria and Caroline, the biased reporting by the misogynistic brown-nosed political reporters who crowned Barack their King long ago, and the chanting Obamabots going against her, she's still ahead and would be even more so if Florida's votes hadn't been stolen from us.

    HILLARY 08 and 12!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 6, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  25. Sharon in FL

    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.

    February 6, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
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