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. Sierra

    Steve

    What a man. Remember who feed you everytime you go to the food bank.

    February 6, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  2. brad

    wow, they are calling us "hillary supporters " uneducated?
    if so look at these facts:

    1). less than 20% of the democrats have a college education.
    2). there is 80% left over?
    3). so you say the election was rigged because 80% of the noneducated didnt vote for barack. ( with you saying all the noneducated voted for hillary?)
    4). most people in alabama and georgia are educated like the rest of the world, but not college degree's. common to every state in the u.s.
    5). black people are the minority in some states, but there #'s in the population in the u.s. divided with college education and non college, are basically an even divide.

    you people looking at who voted for who are the noneducated, i am a hillary supporter, but i am not bias to who voted for whom, either one will be better then a republican, but as i say i dont want anyone to vote for the people who try to get in the spotlight of either candidate.... this is a mono on mono election...

    also for the people who say they are switching sides if either one wins (individualized remark's) , you people need not vote and are the problem in the u.s. ..... wanting candy but not wanting to pay for it...

    i am so disgusted at how you people are acting........ one more thing, if barack is about UNITING why are you the supporters not wanting to unite with others, you are the people i am stating most this at.... *SLAP* *PUNCH* *CURB CHECK* * ALL OF YOU....................... GO DEMOCRATS , HOPEFULLY HILLARY THOUGH............................GO GIANTS .................GO ME

    February 6, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  3. OD

    Who,s the most powerful woman now Hillary or Ophrah? Hillary R. Clinton that's who !!! We don't need someone like Ophrah to to tell us who to vote for. She thinks just because she has her own show and is the richest woman in the U.S. that she can say anything and people will do what ever she want's. I think she is a raciest. So go Hillary see you in our White House!

    February 6, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  4. aware

    I noticed last night as Obama repeated the same rhetoric for the umpteenth time that it just sounded very old! I turned the volume down until he finished speaking. He just doesn't have much content. He is likeable enough but he soon gets very boring to listen to for any thinking person.

    He has done his part in getting certain groups involved but he has nothing to sustain their interest long term. He may continue to interest new people in the short term but he needs something more substantive.

    I admit that I have listened to many charismatic preachers and excellent speakers with a gift of influencing people to take positive action. Barack seems to have a gift of inspiration without direction. It is self serving to get people pumped for personal political profit. :(

    February 6, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  5. Louis, New York

    if Hillary wins, Ill vote republican

    February 6, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  6. Obama Fan From CA

    How can this not be a win for Obama? Just months ago he was trailing her in almost every state. To get a split with her on Super Tuesday is a victory because the states that are coming favors Obama. Obama has been able to compete with the Clinton Machine with absolutely no PAC or Lobby money. This is in stark contract to Clinton who takes more money from lobbyist than any candidate from either party. And Obama doesn't have a huge number of rich donors. Obama has hundreds of thousands of little donors like myself. It's Clinton who relies on the big donors so she's in trouble. Her donors have reached their legal limit versus Obama's donors who can continue to donate. I don't think Bill is going to be comparing Obama to Jesse Jackson again.

    February 6, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  7. Tyler in Raleigh

    Great to know in the end, the votes will not count. The Superdelegates will come in to make sure Washington stays the same scum filled pit it is.

    Numbers keep showing Clinton ahead, only by Superdelegates. I guess the Republicans will once again capture the desire of the nation for change, whether its good or bad. Becuase all the Democrats want is 7 more HillBilly years.

    That is the past. They did not help the environment then, they voted for NAFTA which led to the job loss we have now and they were there when rates remained low fueling the Internet and then housing bubbles.

    I am tired of people saying the Clintons put money in their pocket, they got lucky for a few years and by the time they left office... their policies on letting Osama run free led to 9/11 and their policies on trade and the economy led to the issues we now have. Even worse, it took a Clinton to make the country think a Bush was a good idea. After another HillBilly in office where will the country turn to this time.... another Bush or even worse??

    February 6, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  8. Tia

    I wonder if Obama can honestly compete in the red states from yesterday's cuacuses he won. I think not. I do find it odd that he won those caucuses but llost in swing states that have gone Republican last few elections. If he was such a powerful candidate for republicans why does he not do better in the more moderate swing staes? i honestly don't understand it since he is the more liberal option.

    Relatedly, caucuses are so outdated. I myself could not cuacus at that time period since I had a meeting I could miss. If it were a primary Icould cast an absentee ballot. Look at the small number of people that caucussed compared to the states population here in Minnesota. Obama wins Caucusses consistantly and by huge numbers because he energizes a number of people to zealot levels and those people then will caucus. I think he may win those states in a primary, but not nearLY as wide a margin of victory.

    February 6, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  9. NN

    Hillary won it through hard work. Obama had the media.

    HILLARY 08

    February 6, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  10. King, GA

    Vince Los Angeles, CA

    Did you read and undertand?

    February 6, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  11. Brando

    Barack Can't get 270 EV in Nov. His "WIN" in georgia, please RED STATE IN NOV. His "W" in Colorado / Alabama...= RED IN NOV......PURE WISHFUL THINKING.
    Now with Hilarry: SHE WON TENNESSEE / ARKANSAS = PURPLE STATES (17 electoral votes).
    Remember, kids, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, FORGET ABOUT THE POPULAR VOTE I.E. 2000 GORE.

    February 6, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  12. Reid

    Yes, I have to agree with matt UK: Your censorship is disgusting.

    It certainly comments on your ability to offer uncensored news, doesn't it? You've lost a viewer as well. I'll go back to BBC and PBS. IDIOTS!

    February 6, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  13. Lili

    how come CNN didn't remove Johnson's comment – that was low

    February 6, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  14. wujing

    I am a new legal immigrant, politically ignorant while overly educated somehow. I am not eligible to vote since I am not a citizen.

    It is very interesting to observe the election since I first learned about the caucus form in January. I am eager to learn about the political democracy in U.S. All the postings and wisdom here collectively helped me better understand Americans and the elections, especially why Bush was elected twice and why who can deliver is so important to many.

    I do observe the media bias, for example: C-SPAN, put a contagious U-2 song (my husband told me) with excellent sound quality for Obama's speech after the polls closed while unpleasant poor quality sounds for Hillary.

    February 6, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  15. Lili

    Ditto for Vince in Los Angeles – digusting!!!!

    February 6, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  16. Heather

    I don't really believe any of Hillary's act, the crying and the fake hardships, its bogus. The woman disgusts me, and as a woman, I would surely hope to have a better representative become the first woman president. I am all for Obama, he didn't ask Oprah to go crazy for him, she just did, so what is he supposed to do about it, tell her to shut up? Come on, read the facts and think in an unbiased manner when you vote and then a real person would become president.

    February 6, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  17. Patricia

    Very often you'll find very intelligent, brilliant scholars who in spite of it, have very little common sense. I know a few and if your being honest, so do you.. With that point made, I have a theory about some of these endorsements. I have no horse in this race, so it isn't about that. To me, what these endorsements convey is a message. But not the ones you may think. Yes, they support because they know a candidates platform and the person's character, but more , they know things about the opponent. They're not going to trash the " other one" , not if their politically correct, so this is a subtle message to the people in hopes their "message" is heard. Given that Hillary has just a few personal endorsements.. The majority being co-workers in Washington.. cronies if you will.. It's a big red flag to me that it will be politics as usual.. in other words, BEWARE!

    February 6, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  18. grlpatriot

    Ahhh, a woman's work is never done.

    February 6, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  19. Dan

    What makes you think that Hillary's reign would be any different than Bills?
    Or was it Hillary all the way, when Bill was calling the shots!

    I remember that Bill promised all what Hillary is promising now in her campaign. When he eventually won the ellections, no promise was kept. And I'm affraid that this will happen again! After all, they sleep in the same bed (or do they?)

    February 6, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  20. deann

    Hillary is the winner, but media has special interest in favor of Obama; try to put him in claiming that he is the winner. It is unfair, we knocking our heart, sincerely ask our self, who has experience, well prepare and knowledge for leading American not only in our nation, it is entire world. Compare to Obama, his solution is Yelling IN HIS MOUTH BY JUST SAID: THE CHANGE WE BELIVE. THE CHANGE WE CAN SEE... (How is his plan in details, and what is the ture agenda will benifit to American) his immature and lack of experience performance has just fooling around the immature people and Another special motive of party.

    February 6, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  21. Ian in Pennsylvania

    YES WE CAN!

    YES WE WILL!

    OBAMA '08!

    February 6, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  22. jessica

    ashshell I totally agree with you! Also, O'bama has no foreign policy experience with is something we definitely don't need at this time in the world spectrum!!! do some research people! GO HILLARY!!! :)

    February 6, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  23. makakas

    Hilary's new bestseller:
    '1001 advices on how to be a USA president after your husband (former USA president) has made headlines by cheating on you'……
    Oh, be serious!!!! Everybody is rubbish, but she is too much!!! And by the way, it is outrageous to cry!... Next time she might cry when other world leaders awon’t agree with her....Or....we are the innocents to believe that someone who has 'forgiven' her husband, can be that sensitive...
    The only problem is that we will have Republican president again, and the rest of the world will continue suffering together with us.
    Have a nice day…

    February 6, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  24. Ratgurl

    Adam in Texas, thank you for so eloquently stating how many of us feel. There is a lot of bashing going on between Clinton & Obama supporters, and it's very disturbing. I personally like Obama because I think he's far less tainted and obligated to big corporations than Clinton is, but for a long time I expected to vote for Clinton. Barack Obama has effectively swung my preference in his favor, because I feel he is the most qualified to effect change in our government. I don't have the same belief of Clinton. Whoever ends up winning, I hope with all my heart that they can fix this once fantastic country that Bush & his cronies have shattered.

    May the best candidate win!

    February 6, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  25. Alan

    I am all for a woman as our president, BUT NOT THIS ONE!!! Unfortunately if it happens then it's too late. To all of you Clinton lovers, wait and see all the wonderful CHANGES she promissed you. Hope your not too disappointed!

    February 6, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
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