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. TM

    Boo-hoo ... Obamprah will have to BUY the nomination now!

    February 6, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  2. Robin Wagner from ct

    Ok another thing , All the state Hill won are blue states anyways ,
    Barack won alot of red state . And this ideal he cant win whites . He did .

    February 6, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  3. Theresa

    CHANGE! CHANGE! CHANGE! How will you accomplish this change? Please explain this to me because you need to work with people to accomplish this. Remember George W. Bush he said he was going, "to become a Uniter and not a Divider" and he did the latter. Obama is doing the same.

    February 6, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  4. John Z.

    Hillary did well last night but this race is far from over. I am still in utter disbelief at how well Obama is doing. I know Americans want change but you are taking a big gamble on Obama as he is largely untried and untested. The rhetoric of change sounds mighty good but he has the experience of a boy scout. Would you trust a boy scout to be Commander in Chief? It gives me the willies!

    February 6, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  5. Andrea

    Being a native of Texas, and a Democrat, Mr Obama does not have my support. He has done absolutely nothing to deserve the honor of becoming our next President.

    I recognize desperation with the voters. That doesn't mean you have to vote for the pretty boy with the most eloquent speeches.

    To vote for someone just because of the color of their skin is beyond comprehension. Remember, All Races have suffered, not just the blacks.
    Check out the people that are Jewish, they don't have an attitude, and they went through hell. Grow Up people.

    The other countries are laughing at us for voting like idiots with our feelings on our sleeves.

    All my best to Senator Clinton

    February 6, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  6. Sarah

    We are free women. We don't vote for women because there is a woman. We are thinking this time...much to the dismay of men. We are thinking of our kids America and our kids kids America.... We NEED change for them....not to mention our own futures.

    February 6, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  7. JOE

    TWO POINTS

    1. OBAMA WINS 80% OF BLACK VOTE...IF HE DID NOT HAVE THAT BLACK

    VOTE, HE WOULD HAVE LOST

    2. HILLARY THANKED OBAMA IN HER SPEECH LAST NIGHT......OBAMA WENT

    ON THE ATTACK ON HILLARY

    ACTION SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

    GO HILLARY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 6, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  8. optimistic

    Do you know superdelegates can change their mind the last minute?

    They will have to listen to their party base eventually.

    google for 'superdelegates for democratic party' and find the list of superdelegates.
    Call them with your voice.

    February 6, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  9. Larry

    Until the tallys are completed, comments on who the Democratic contest are just spin.

    I do not understand why people think it is significant for Obama that he won in "Red" states. This just proves that the Democrats in Red states like Obama. This doesn't mean much for the general election unless the majority of voters in these sates prefer Obama to McCain – not just Obama to Clinton.

    February 6, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  10. Hillary

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    CNN biased & Anti-Clinton - Tired with this crap

    February 6, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  11. T. Renee

    Dan,

    I totally agree with you!! Obama is the best choice for bringing in new voters and our best chance for beating the Republicans!!

    I too will donate more money to Obama's Campaign!!!

    Obama '08!!!!

    February 6, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  12. me

    People don't seem to look at the big picture from last night! Although the voting is sitill being counted, as it stands now on same states, Clinton got 7.34 million votes, Obama got 6.42 million and the top two Republicans got 6.58 million combined! So just on merit of votes, Clinton beat the combined Republicans by 12% and Obama by 14%! Kind of remarkable for someone who the media says is polarizing and for someone who says the movement is moving! Is this campaign not been toted as the peoples voice, guess the numbers sort of say who the peoples voices are saying doesn't it??

    February 6, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  13. John, N.H

    i know that cnn will not post my word, but Hillary we are with you.

    February 6, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  14. jep

    Nonesense, do your research Johnson, I am educated and I am for Hillary. Such comments are for naive people and bitter against Hillary. Join Hannity , Rush, Glen, laura, and fox news to attack Hillary but she is going to prevail!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no matter what!

    February 6, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  15. K

    I find worrisome the claims by HRC and some of her supporters that putting a woman in the White House would ALSO be change. That would be a change of window-dressing, perhaps, but little more. I have not heard Obama claim that putting an African American in the White Hosue would be change. First, I think he understands that the electorate is more tolerant of gender appeals than it would be of racial appeals. Second, and certainly more important, that isn't the kind of change that he has been talking about or working for, or that his supporters seek. It seems that Hillary et al just don't get it - this is about changing the balance of power in the republic, and the way we the people view our place in our own government. HRC seems to be mired in the politics of the past, absolutely anxious to fight opponents, while Obama works to bring people together. Obama seeks to unify America. Hillary, at best, will unify the Republican Party.

    February 6, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  16. Lee

    Johnson – I am a woman and I am a doctor and I am appauled by your comment.
    I am educated – I have looked at the issues.
    Maybe it will be you – as one of the ones left out of obamas health care plan.
    Maybe it will be your house that goes into foreclosure.
    This woman knows how the system works. Obama is too young and would be a good vp and learn a little then take over in 4-8 – you are missing the point dude.
    BTW, you think all the blacks voting for obama are the well educated ones???? I think not.

    February 6, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  17. Tom, Iowa

    Remember that Hillary had a 93 superdelegate lead. Anything less than 93 delegate lead after it's all counted means she lost. It's that simple.

    J.
    They haven't finished handing out delegates yet. They've only given 41 of the 52. It's like that everywhere. The counts are going to go up as the afternoon progresses.

    Kevin-
    Women are looking past the gender issue. They wouldn't Ann Coulter based on her gender. It's so much bigger than that.

    February 6, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  18. Mike

    Dan from NJ, just a question: do you think Obama can withstand the Republican smear campaign even when he himself acknowledged taking drugs when he was younger?

    February 6, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  19. Danielle Hughes

    Kevin, thanks for the input, but I am a woman and I am not going to vote for Hillary Clinton simply because she is a woman. I am proud of her for making it this far, but I am neither moved by her nor do I agree with her on some issues. I feel like she is a Republican in sheep's clothing.

    My vote goes to Obama! YES WE CAN!

    February 6, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  20. John, N.H

    why is CNN quiet about Ted kennedy and other endorsement s hat doesn't work for Obama?

    I am sure Obama will regret receiving those endorsements

    February 6, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  21. hey allons,tn

    HEY GO CLINTON 08

    February 6, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  22. what's the H?

    I'm just glad that's the personal attacks have ended between our candidate; i do like Obama but if Hilary wins (which sounds probable), i will have no choice but support her as our candidate.
    We can't afford another Republican in the White house next year, but until then Clinton and Obama can keep on competing.
    I'm just proud of my candidates.

    February 6, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  23. Texas

    WOW there are a lot of sore loosers here.

    Go Hillary!!!!

    Texas here and I can't wait to vote for Hillary!!

    February 6, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  24. ARMY Lt. Col

    Senator Obama speaks the truth and what he is saying comes from the heart. He wants to bring all of the people and all of the parties together. And what the people who want change in Washington needs to understand is "YOU CAN'T HAVE CHANGE IN WASHINGTON WHEN YOU KEEP SENDING THE SAME FOLKS BACK TO WASHINGTON" they will bring their same old friends back in with them.

    Vote for OBAMA!!!!!

    February 6, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  25. Mark

    Hillary had a HUGE night tonight.. WOOOT.. I always said if Obama beats her, I'm going to vote McCain. But, It doesn't look like I iwll..

    Hillary 08

    February 6, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
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