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. chris

    JOHNSON
    you are right...illetrates are voting for hillary, mostly illegal hispanic

    February 6, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  2. Ingrid Turner

    February 6, 2008 10:44 am ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    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 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  3. John, N.H

    i am begining to doubt if Hillary can survive the onslaught of CNN campaign machine for Obama............

    God help her. We are fervently praying for her because out of the two, she is the better presidential material

    February 6, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  4. Uyoata Andrew

    The concept of "change" according to the gospel of Obama hinges on the collective willingness of the people to tackle same problem using same machinery but with different approach for best result. To my mind, courage, ability to recognize the existence of alternative approaches, collective willingness of the people and sound judgment are paramount. As far as the Presidency is concern, none of the candidates can claim having any experience because none had been president before and none had experimented on changing Washington ways of getting "results" which is what they all seek to do. It is only the author of the 'movement for change' that can bring about the change. I salute Obama's courage and his ability to recognize that change is possible even now and that Americans can change for the better.

    February 6, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  5. Robin Wagner from ct

    CRY baby HILLARY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give me a break ., TEARED UP NH THEN AGAIN >
    CT
    President cry baby . NO thanks . This thing about OK show her feeling because of a ??? and because of someone she has not seen in long time the story moved her .
    She here many many many sad story across this country , But only seems to happens 24 hours before voting time .
    If it happens again.. Watch and wait it will before voting time . Then what someone else said something to upset her ,
    President , Give me a break. She did not cry or tear up when she send my son And other daughters and sons to IRAQ >
    OK .
    That tearing up stuff don't fool me at all .

    February 6, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  6. MA

    to Kevin Creaven Galway Ireland,
    If she is elected , it will not mean CHANGE. Because she claimed to have 35 years of experience, in the 35 years she is trying to tell us, the CLINTON years were a co-presidency between her and her husband. Therefore we should not have an illegal third term with the Clintons.

    February 6, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  7. Pat

    I'm a woman and if it comes to a choice between Hillary and McCain, I'll vote GOP. I don't like Clinton and don't believe she'd make a good president. Being a female has nothing to do with it. If it's Obama vs. McCain, Obama gets my nod.

    February 6, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  8. Henry

    America has the choice between a candidate who has the power to attract anyone, whites, blacks, men, women, some latinos and asians, but above all republicans and independents (of all ages), and a candidate that can only rally women, latinos and recently asians, which won't be enough and won't do to win the general election; We should be wise and choose the best one, who has a clear difference and can defeat Mc Cain.

    Why don't democrats understand that ? Loosing the general election in november with Hillary Clinton because of our ego and own interest will be a disaster for the country. Every pool shows clearly that Barack Obama wiil defeat any Republican whereas Hillary Clinton will be defeated by Mc Cain (and the republicans know that, that's why they are happy with the prospect of Hillary Clinton as the democrats nominee). Are wee blind enough to risk to future of this country ?

    February 6, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  9. Sharon Jenson

    It was shocking to see the lack of coverage last night for Hillary. Not only was there very little coverage, some of the commentary was just plain mean. Doesn't anyone in the media appreciate her many accomplishments despite growing up in a man's world with tons of bombs thrown in her direction along her way? Still, she remains focused on just what this country needs. Despite the right-wing nastiness and evil tactics, she stays in touch with the American people; determined to fight for what is just plain needed! Nothing against Obama, a very "brilliant" man, as Oprah puts it. But this country is in a real mess & we cannot afford to take a chance on a man who, although his intentions are good, may or may not be able to implement his promises. As for Republicans, how on earth McCain did as well as he did is a real shocker! I am confused. I thought losing thousands of innocent lives and spending billions of dollars on a senseless war would be reason enough to steer clear of this man. But if that won't sway you, are you pleased to pay a small fortune for gas each week? Or prescriptions? Or health coverage? Health care costs are up 60% for employees, but they are even up 40% for employers. Maybe your home isn't in foreclosure, maybe your child's school isn't falling apart, maybe your health coverage pays for everything it should...Hmmm, I highly doubt it. Unless you are the CEO of Pfizer or Exxon-Mobil. Congratulations Hillary, I voted for you! Vote for Hillary, the one candidate we don't have to gamble on.

    February 6, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  10. charles crews

    hi, please dont take this the wrong way,but i have heared alot of presidential candidates talk about change, and i know that i am a nobody in the big picture but i hope tere talking about changing the way people are living in this country. I dont hear none of the candidates talk about the homeless situation in america today , i read that 57,000 people are homeless in the wasington merto area alone. and i think the reason the economy is doing so bad is that people cant get jobs, since has been in office they have this thing about credit or should i say people with bad credit, if you have bad credit you cant get a job, but correct me if i'm wrong if cant get a job how can you take care of your bad credit or your family, i would love one these candidates to explain why we have programs for ex-offenders they come out of jail and get a job no problem, but a person with bad credit is told that because they have made some mistakes in life with their credit then they dont deserve to be able to work a job so they can feed their familys, this is not the country my parents told me about when i was growing up as a little boy. They said if you tried hard got some education and most importantly stayed out of trouble and jail you could be whatever you wanted, but thats not true anymore, life,liberty and the pursuit of happiness only applies to the people with money, racism has not gone away, they have just changed the face of it, and its sad that noone cares for the children anymore they talk about it but they make so hard for real people to survive in this new world.( THE UNITED STATES OF CORPORATIONS).

    February 6, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  11. hollisnick

    Voting on race or gender is ridiculous.
    I am a woman. I am intelligent. I made the informed choice and I back Sen. Obama. To say I should vote for Hillary just because she is female is insulting. I am a Democrat and I want the BEST candidate for our party and this nation.

    He is winning in delegates. He has the majority of the states...it is obvious that the people are craving change and intelligence in the White House. Let's hope the "super delegates" vote the way of the people.

    February 6, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  12. Ingrid Turner

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    February 6, 2008 10:25 am ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    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 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  13. Sarahbeth

    As a 20 year old woman in the US, I resent the fact that people expect women to get together and vote for one another based on gender. That is a sexist expectation that has never been asked of men. Just because I am a woman DOES NOT mean that I share the same values as a female candidate.

    February 6, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  14. Ingrid Turner

    February 6, 2008 10:47 am ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    February 6, 2008 10:25 am ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    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 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  15. lolo66

    I voted for Obama, I like what he says, I like the idea of everyone working together. I'm afraid Hillary is not strong enough to be president – is she going to cry everytime something goes wrong? I also believe that she will "do it her way" without listening to what people want and we have already had 8 years of a president that doesn't listen to anyone and does it his way.

    February 6, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  16. Dennis

    We all need to brace for a long primary season. Obama is likely to win several states over the next two weeks, but then big states, such as Texas, are coming up. Hillary should do well in those states. I think this close a race is a good thing. Sure, there has been a lot of posturing from supporters of each, but most are Democrats and will vote Democrat in the general election after the sting of their candidate losing wears off. This is a great time to debate issues and for the Democrats to get their message out to the people.

    February 6, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  17. chris

    clinton camps are always playing the blaming game.

    February 6, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  18. Sylvia

    So only poor and stupid people vote for Hillary????? What exactly does that mean "Johnson"??? I voted for Hillary and I am a woman, hold 2 Masters degrees and a school administrator. I voted for her because she is the best for the job. I am also able to make MY OWN DECESIONS and not allow myself to be told what to do by the media, Hollywood or anyone else.
    I can see the man behind the curtain that Obama is and I also do not allow anyone to feed me Kool-Aid.
    Obama is no different than George W. Bush 7 years ago. Words, all words....HIllary walks the walk, Obama only talks the talk.

    February 6, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  19. Surrealist, Fort Myers, FL

    Acceptance, diversity, trust....

    I believe that Obama is able to gain such a diverse group of supporters because he stimulates our desire for some nobility in the White House.

    Although many believe–they should vote for their gender or race–I'm glad to see so many Americans are able to look beyond the physical and support a Presidential candidate who will bring "family values", historical change, and a vision and agenda for hope will transcends all.

    Obama...is still kicking...and still creating enthusiasm and hope across the traditional barriers.

    As a white male, and a military veteran...I'm proud to place my support for an entirely NEW voice and agenda in the White House.

    February 6, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  20. -Hillary 08

    CNN so biased & Anti-Clinton – they won’t even report proper delegates count

    February 6, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  21. Joe, AZ

    This is the real american way. Obama wins the vote (at least the pledges) but might not get the nomination because the powerful (superdelegates) want it a different way.

    February 6, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  22. Hillary

    ==
    Tired with bunch of haters

    Hillary 08

    February 6, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  23. michelle

    I am a Republican, however I am voting for Obama......if Clinton is the winner I simply will stay at home and not vote at all.

    February 6, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  24. Tiff

    I am a Obama supporter all the way but I can't deny how amazing this race is. History in the making...

    February 6, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  25. Lynne

    My first concern is not who may or may not perform well in red states. Determining electability based on a primary is a fool's errand. The whole playing field changes come November, and in any event, both candidates are making strong showings. There's is no clear mandate emerging for a democratic candidate. After much thought and soul-searching, I will vote for the person who is not merely electable, but who has the strength of character, acumen, knowledge and experience to make a real difference for this nation. Pretty words and a megawatt smile are just not enough at this point. This election is too important to choose otherwise.

    Clinton '08

    February 6, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
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