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. T.S.

    Why is this a black vs. white issue? man vs. woman? WAKE UP! IT'S NOT!

    Learn the policies, understand what each candidate wants to do in the White House, then make your decision. Don't listen to hype or endorsements, nothing should sway your choice if you know what policies are best for you.

    I'm voting for Hillary because her policies and beliefs are what is best for me, and in turn what I believe is best for this country, but I'm not forcing it down anyone's throat and/or bashing the other Democratic candidate.

    Quit bashing one another Democrats!!! Unless we unite, we will be with another Republican for the next 4 years.

    No matter who you choose in the democratic primary, remember that all Democrats are voting for the same thing – CHANGE!

    February 6, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  2. kris

    for steve powell...it is very much UNEDUCATED and IMMATURE that you accuse us (latinos and asians) of being RACIST. we EARN for a living here so it's STUPID of you to accuse us the we voted HILLARY because we do not want OBAMA. I personally stand on REAL issues and NOT on just plain TALKING only. I have friends who are black and I stand on them on REAL ISSUES. you sound sour-graping here man. If Hillary won just be it and just pray that Obama will do good the next...you're just a CRY BABY just like Obama...Hillary '08

    February 6, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  3. tomdavie

    I am crackin up how people who write on these bloggs think they can STUMP and SPIN for their candidate like it will convince anyone to change their minds.

    Its like they all think they are campaigning for the candidates. Like its going to sway anyones vote.

    February 6, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  4. missouri

    Have to agree with other posters. The Obama camp claiming a victory in the red states proves anything is wrong. Those states have always been red in general elections, except for two states, one time each. And look at the number of voters and the fact that most were caucuses. Karl Rove even said it, those wins meant nothing for Obama.

    Now we're going to be down to the super delegates deciding for us who the nominee will be. Their vote will be based on who will reward them the most, not the actual issues.

    February 6, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  5. Real Talk

    Some Hillary supporters are shallow, English as a second language, nitwits, who would like to see illegal immigration legalized and see this country as one big Chinatown and North Mexico!

    Latinos, N.O.W., gays, and Asians voted in droves for Hillary because she will not do anything about those here illegally and because they mean votes for her. These groups have been lulled into a false sense of security by way of Hillary's empty rhetoric. The reality of this senselessness is that nothing will change if she is voted in as Pres and you all will still be viewed as nitwits. As Barack said, "some will say anything to get elected."

    February 6, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  6. amina warrick

    To CONCERNED:
    The question for Democrats is why you would allow the likes/dislikes of another party to dictate to you? Democratic primaries have been blessed with record turnout. The fact of H. Clinton being 'polarizing' is such a myth that it has become reality! The fact is, Republicans do not bother wasting their energy on someone they feel they can beat. When is the last time the Republicans beat either Clinton? Instead, people/Democrats should be questioning why Republicans spend so many talking points (and air time) on Clinton instead of their own candidates. Even the big Democratic endorsements received by Obama, come from Democrats who have gone against The Republican Machine...and lost (Daschle, Kerry). Polarizing? How about T. Kennedy running for the Democratic presidential nominee against the Democratic incumbent, J. Carter? Unlike a lot of Democrats, on a national level (i.e. current Conressional leaders), the Clintons are media and Republican savvy. People say they want change, but they use the image of JFK & Camelot as the Obama camparison. Isn't that 40+ years ago? And people against the war–yes Obama was against the war in 2002, but wasn't that while he was in state government? Was he really on the political line for that lovely speech and its stance? Have people forgotten Clinton is the Senator from NY, state site of 9/11? At that particular time, do you honestly think that she could have voted another way considering her constituents? And since Obama has been on the Senate, haven't their war voting records been similar? Do people/Democrats honestly think that the Republicans are not going to have a field day with his so-called against-the-war-from-day-1-stance? As for being an uniter, in the primary, except for his state & maybe Connecticut, he did not win in states that have diverse populations. He also does well in states where there are caucuses (good organization and personality plays well), but in the presidential election, people vote by secret ballot. Clinton, as a respected Senator, has had to work with some of the very people who sought to trash she and her husband when he was President. The question people should ask themselves is not whether they 'like' a candidate (that's one of the reasons why people re-elected the current Pres. Bush), but will that candidate, as President, positively advocate for them and the myriad of issues currently affecting us. Also, and I'm glad to see more people criticizing, the media is having a DIRECT affect on the Obama Movement. I'm glad Chris Matthews on MSNBC admitted it; Obama is new and fresh and probably a balm for journalistic jaded souls. However, the media is doing such a disservice to this Presdential Primary by constantly bringing up Clinton's negatives and Obama's positives. In the real world, no one is that bad and no is that good; people are setting themselves up for failure. I hope the media will realize their mistake soon and not wake up years too late, as was done with the current Pres. Bush.

    February 6, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  7. open your eyes - FL

    Amazing to me that so many essentially support our broken government and oppose trying to unite the people to fight the corruption that sits in every corner tugging on every politician's pant leg.

    Seems kind of funny, doesn't it? Well fundamentally that is what you're doing by voting for Hillary. No one can argue that she doesn't take special interest money. No one can argue that she and Bill haven't been involved in more scandal that anyone else in Washington… If you honestly believe she doesn't have ulterior motives for winning the Presidency you are being soundly fooled. Thank goodness much of America is waking up to it. Seen all the latest fun with Bill, $31.3 million and Kazakhstan? Yea... just what this country needs.

    I'm starting to see why so much of the world hates this country. So much squandered potential. She would love to stand up and unite the free world but the tethers of corporate greed and corruption hold her down. Hillary didn't even stand up against Wal-Mart and support unions when she had the chance. She'll never fight corporate America. If only we had a hero to rise up and begin snipping away at the threads. I'll keep faith. Barrack could be it. Prove yourself and America will follow. I know of no one else in politics that could lead us there. Certainly not the Clintons.

    February 6, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  8. V

    YOU GO GIRL–I AM SO PROUD FOR YOU. YOU DESERVE THIS–OPRAH WINFREY MAY HAVE STARTED THIS FRENZY FOR OBAMA BUT SHE WILL NOT WIN–NOT THIS TIME. YOU HAVE WORKED SO HARD FOR THIS FOR MANY YEARS. PEOPLE VOTED FOR HEALTH CARE AND THE ECONOMY. WE DONT WANT TO PAY HIGHER PREMIUMS FOR THOSE UNINSURED PEOPLE, THATS WHATS HAPPENING NOW AND YOU KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS ECONOMY.
    DAY ONE YOU ARE READY–DAY ONE ONE OBAMA IS JUST BEGINNING TO FIGURE IT OUT AND DECIDE WHO TO LISTEN TO AND PAY BACK FAVORS–HE STILL OWES KENNEDY....
    OBAMA AND HIS WIFE MAKE US FEEL LIKE WE ARE SOME KIND OF DOWN-TRODDEN PEOPLE THAT ONLY HE CAN LEAD TO THE PROMISE LAND–HOW INSULTING– I NEED A PRESIDENT NOT A PREACHER...........CAREFUL PEOPLE, HE IS BRAINWASHING OUR YOUTH TO BELEIVE THAT HE CAN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN THAT HE CANNOT–SOUND FAMILAR. A VOTE FOR OBAMA IS A LONG PROGRASTINATION TO A MISLEADING END RESULT.
    OBAMA IS NOT A FOREIGN LEADER. I HOPE HILLARY HAS LOTS OF DEBATES SO HE CAN TELL US WHAT EXACTLY WHAT HE WILL SAY TO OUR FOREIGN LEADERS. HES AN INSITER NOT A UNITER. AND IN CASE HE DOESNT KNOW IT THIS IS ALREADY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    February 6, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  9. Tim

    Seems to me like the undeucated and uninformed carried Hillary yesterday by a narrow margin. Hillary would not have a leg to stand on if it were not for Bill. I don't see how people can't see through this disgustingly ambitious Lady MacBeth, this wolf in sheeps clothing. It really, really baffles me.

    You don't need experience to lead this country – case in point – George Bush. He sank every organization he was a part of prior to sinking the US and he has made a mockery of us outside the United States. A leader is called forth by history to inspire and unite. Obama's time is now. He would be the best thing for the country and show the world that we are a new America.

    Bottom line; do you want a Democrat in the White House? Hillary will unite the Republicans and make them stronger, and no doubt they have a treasure trove to tear her down. Well, when you look at all the handouts she has taken and all the scandals the Clintons have been a part of, it's no wonder.

    My vote is for Barack and I just donated money this morning. He inspires me, someone who has never been interested in politics before. If America should be so clueless as to send Hillary, I will be voting for McCain.

    February 6, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  10. V

    I CHANGED THE CHANNEL LAST NIGHT FROM CNN TO MSMBC–WHY BECAUSE ROLAND MARTIN IS NOT A REPORTER HE IS A CAMPAIGN MANAGER. CNN SO FAVORED OBAMA, THEY ARE POOR LOSERS JUST LIKE OBAMA. GUESS THEY KNOW THAT HILLARY WILL WIN OVER MCCAIN BUT OBAMA WILL NOT HAVE A CHANCE. CNN YOU NEED TO GIVE ROLAND MARTIN ANOTHER JOB BEHIND THE SCENE. KEEP PEOPLE LIKE DONNA, NOW SHE IS A TRUE REPORTER. NON BIASED.

    February 6, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  11. Asian Kris

    where are my comments

    February 6, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  12. Marco

    Steve,
    It is apperrent that you think the color of your skin is better than there. Let me be the first to tell you it s not. I am an African american man and cant believe you wuold even say those word. You need to remember our families lived through that same mind set of people and struggled with many years of discrimination for the color of our skin and alway being told by narrow minded people we were not equel
    and told that we to always owed something to someone for the rights we received. MLK was not just fighting for yu as a black man he was for all people of color So please dont use the name in vaine as you have in your rude comments. I have many friends that are Asian and I am Maried to a Hispanic and take great pride in their being treated like a human being that they are. It is people like you and George bush who have all but destoryed what our nation once stood for. and think that you should appolgize to all for the disrespect you have shown to all mankind.

    February 6, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  13. jd4hill

    Thank you, media for touting the 'hype' of Obama and not challenging him in the least on his positions, etc. Hillary is still here and she's stronger than ever. Your endless sexism cannot undo her historic path. Keep trying. The more you turn a blind eye to the Obama camp, the more Hillary supporters and the core democratic base rally behind her. It's very useful and we appreciate it. You Go Hillary!

    February 6, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  14. Lawyer2B

    Those aren't "facts" that is a CNN story ginned up and presented on their website as fact. And better still, taking those "facts" Hillary STILL got more voter support than Obama.

    Hillary is fighting Obama AND the media at the same time...AND WINNING.

    That's what America wants in a leader.

    Hillary '08

    February 6, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  15. Go Hillary:

    I hate to say it but CNN is in Obama's site because Hillary is a woman and they don't want Hillary to win. This is disgusting.

    February 6, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  16. htp

    Do you know why CNN is pro Obama? He paid for the ads . One again, CNN is a big corporate, they vote for the money not for the sake of the country.

    February 6, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  17. Maryland

    Vince Los Angeles CA

    Good Advice. Good Advice. Let's stay focused and not give into these attacks. May the best Person win.

    February 6, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  18. Yvonne

    Hillary has done as well as she has because of name recognition not because of the issues. Their positions on the isssues really aren't that far apart. Even with limited name recognition Obama has caught the attention of the public with both his stance on the issues as well as the ability to give people HOPE that we don't have to settle for yet another Washington Machine to lead this country. Hillary is not Bill it's time to move on and put some fresh blood and ideas in the White House. I wonder how many people will have to be paid back when Hillary finishes her campaign any Lobbyist out there?

    February 6, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  19. Susan Wesley, Merrillville, IN

    I am for Hillary, and I dont vote until Indiana which is not untill May 6,th this year. We are caucasions and will never vote for an Afro American.
    Obamma has said that he is going to go to AFrica and I hope he will stay there.
    He can be a president in Kenya.

    February 6, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  20. cameron

    I don't know why CNN is refusing to post my below comments...are they afraid that women will rise againts the media bias againts senator Clinton. I think so.

    YOU GO GIRL WE ARE ALL WITH YOU.

    WHITES, LATINAS, JEWISH, KOREANS, CHINESE, INDIANS, JAPANESE, PHILIPINAS IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT RACE WE ARE WE ALL BEHIND YOU MRS. CLINTON

    LADIES LETS MAKE HISTORY.
    LET’S ELECT THE 1ST WOMAN PRESIDENT IN OUR GREAT NATION.

    YOU HAVE THE POWER... A POWER THAT IS MORE POWERFUL THAN THE GIANT COPORATE OWNED MEDIA AND ALL THEIR GAS BAG MEN THAT HAS BEEN ATTACKING THIS WOMAN EVERY NIGHT ON TV AND YOU SHOWED THAT YESTERDAY IN A BIG WAY.....WE CAN WIN AGAINST THEM.

    AFTER LESS THAN 100 YEARS LATER WOMEN WERE 1ST GIVEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE NOW YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE HISTORY.

    THIS IS YOUR MOMENT!

    VOTE FOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON. LET’S PUT A STOP TO THIS WITCH HUNT AND THE DOUBLE STANDARD THAT IS PUT UPON WOMEN AND EQUALIZE THE PLAYING FIELD ONCE AND FOR ALL.

    CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE WE ALL WANT CHANGE

    HOW ABOUT REAL CHANGE...

    LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD BY ELECTING THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT OF THE FREE WORLD. THIS IS A REAL CHANGE.

    LIKE DR. MAYA ANGELOU SAYS LETS RISE. LET’S MAKE HISTORY

    February 6, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  21. SPQR753

    Dear Democrats (no matter if for Hillary or for Obama),

    If you RE-READ the above messages, except for very few, it sounds as if you are fighting each other like a bunch immature kids.

    Both candidates had a very good super Tuesday and iyou should focus all your energies on the REAL TASK: supporting whichever of the two will be chosen to fight the Republican candidate.

    From that moment onwards the GOP super NEGATIVE PROPAGANDA MACHINE will try to smear and crush the Democratic nominee.

    The only ONE weapon tyou have to defeat the GOP incumbent and their smear machine (Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and the like) is to go out in large numbers and VOTE, VOTE and VOTE for WHICHEVER nominee will come out from the Democratic Convention.

    REMEMBER: in your enthusiasm you vote in droves, against a much smaller number of DEMORALIZED Republican voters!!!!!!

    Good luck to all of you.

    SPQR753

    February 6, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  22. ashshell

    Please investigate and learn the facts on your own, not just what you have been told. Fact, Clinton won all the states that traditionally are needed for a democrat to win THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE. That is what counts. If you remember, the popular vote doesn't win the election, ask Al Gore. Look at the low number of people who voted in Utah, Idaho, Alasksa, ect. Not indictive of the majority of the country, the majority that would swing the electoral college to the Democrats. Bottom line, Obama isn't going to win the Presidency winning Georgia, Alabama, and Utah. You have to win the big states. What are you people believing in? I realize you are all voting for change, but how exactly are you going to change the Electoral College?

    February 6, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  23. d

    These blogs are disgusting.... disrepectful, hatred, racist, and on and on. This is my last view. Good bye ! (P.S. GO HILLIARY 08)

    CNN you should moderate the posts better than you are.

    February 6, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  24. missouri

    LiLi – you could not be more wrong. I watched Clinton's speech last night and at the beginning she did mention the storms in the south.

    The Repubs are getting what they hoped for. A fractured party on the Dem side ensuring them a win in November.

    There was no clear winner last night on the Democratic side, plain and simple.

    February 6, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  25. ashshell

    I forgot to add, not just the big states, but the Democratic states. It is completely ignorant to believe Obama is going to win any majority of the red states in the general election. I think some of you don't realize that. You are speaking as if he is more electable because he won the red states, when indeed that is the exact opposite. Not saying he couldn't win blue states if Hillary was out of the race, but currently she isn't and currently she is in first for the general election.

    February 6, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
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