February 29th, 2008
09:03 PM ET
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CNN=Politics Daily

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(CNN) - National security has taken center stage just days before Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama go head-to-head in delegate-rich Ohio and Texas. Clinton released a new ad targeting voters' sense of security for themselves and their children. Obama fired back with an ad of his own trumpeting what he asserts is his superior judgment on issues of national security. Jessica Yellin reports from Houston, Texas.

National security was also on John McCain's mind Friday.  The Republican front-runner hammered Clinton and Obama, suggesting their pledge to renegotiate NAFTA might endanger Canada's continued support of the U.S. military effort in Afghanistan.  McCain also battled controversy as a Catholic group challenged McCain to reject the support of an evangelical pastor in Texas.  Dana Bash reports.

Will the nation's largest minority voters make history in 2008 by determining the outcome of the White House race? John Zarella takes a look at Latino voters, an important demographic group in key states on the electoral map.

Finally, Jennifer Mikell brings you this week's Trail Mix - a look at the most memorable moments out on the trail.

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–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart

soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. AE

    Please CNN , I'm so tried of hearing Soledad, Susan and Jessica as your best political team, when in fact they are the adoring fans of Obama. They are so biased in their comments, they have always a ready advertisement or answer for Obama, every time they pretend to give the candidates equal time. They hate Hillary and I think they are with the Obama's campaign.
    Obama missing' in action, in all important votes needed, just shows he is talker and not a doer.
    Hillary is the most qualified and the best candidate for president. She is a hard worker, smart and experience ready to be president.

    March 1, 2008 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  2. David

    At some point the media (CNN) will quit taking sides and really look at the facts- O’bama seems to copy everything Hilary is for- just like his (just words speech) COPY. Another point every other news journalist uses Hilary’s middle name- but what’s up with O’bamas middle name- is it taboo to mention his middel name? I hope you have to eat crow! CNN!
    -David

    March 1, 2008 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  3. Gaby

    OBAMA is on top of his game.

    GO OBAMA 08

    March 1, 2008 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  4. Ron

    Hillary is tough on this issue and anyone that wants advice better talk to Hillary

    March 1, 2008 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  5. Geeorgino, Miami, Florida

    Bill Clinton said to a crowd in Philadelphia on October 25, 2004:

    " If one candidate brings hope and the other candidate brings fear- you should follow hope"

    I am following what Bill Clinton said…I am following Obama…
    Talking of division on the Clinton camp! What a mess Husband politics against wife’s politics!!! Really the end of time!

    March 1, 2008 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  6. Lucile

    CNN, we're just very surprised that our commentary support for Hillary were not posted? Are you persuaded by obama too? Those polls who had been released in Texas were all lies and you will be surprised for the result, I challenge you. I am also wondering, when there is endorsement for Obama it is immediately published but with Hillary there's no publication we can't read any, like the endorsement of University of Texas for Hillary and the endorsement of ex governor of Texas.

    March 1, 2008 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  7. Dayahka

    Bill Clinton was 46 when inaugurated and he was qualified to make judgment calls at 3AM, I take it, but Obama at 47 is not qualified–and why, pray tell? Is this an age matter or is it covert racism? Is Hillary playing the race card again: a white man of 46 can make decisions, but a man of a different color, even if older, cannot. Is that it? Shame on you, Hillary, shame, shame, shame.

    March 1, 2008 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  8. Tim in Colorado

    I live here in Colorado, a state that went for Mitt Romney. Although, I'm a delegate for my county and in May when we go to the state convention I'll be voting for Mike Huckabee, not John McCain. I support Huckabee because he supports the fair tax, the only senseable solution to our broken tax system. The Fair Tax means no taxation on income, that means you get your entire check! The tax would be a flat tax that would be built into the products we buy(the same thing corporations are doing already), and the stores we buy from would be responsible for giving the taxes to the government(no more filing taxes). The greatest thing is that it's fair to all people, not just the rich. Every citizen under the poverty level would recieve a rebate check on a regular basis that would insure they would not be taxed. Only new products would be taxed, not used items! How would the government operate then you ask, well, since the tax is built into the cost of the products we buy, it would tax all the foreigners that come to the US and by products but pay no tax, it would tax all illegal immigrants because they couldn't avoid buying products. That alone would cause an immediate increase in revenue to the government! And since drug dealers and prostitution rings don't usually report there earnings to the government, they go untaxed and we honest americans pick up there tab. But, under the Fair Tax they could not avoid taxation because they have to buy products at the same stores as we do, and that's were they'll pay there dues. That's only one of the many great ideas that Mike Huckabee runs on. So, want to make statement? Do you want to poke your eye in the Republican establishment? Tired of being told by the media who the next President is going to be? Well, join with me and millions of others in a last ditch effort to stop McCain! Lets show McCain what we think about him not debating for the rest of the country to see where he stands. I'm tired of the of being told to stop following my conscience for the sake of the party. Let the party fall, because I'm going to stand for what is right! Not what's expediant for the party!! This delegate is voting for one man, and his name is Mike Huckabee.

    March 1, 2008 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  9. deb in az

    taking a look at nafta is a good idea........ i really dont think that the canadians have done anything to violate nafta........but mexico really has.... with nafta the borders would have been under control if the mexican government would do their fare share. but its seems as if the mexican government reaps the profits and ignores the agreements that they made..... so yes take a look and if mexico wont hold up their end then make changes..............

    March 1, 2008 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  10. hardbuck

    I want to know why the superdelegates have to go with the popular vote and not with the seasoned voters who put them in office. seems the popular vote is mostly first time voters {colledge kids} and wont vote in any other election but the presidency so it seems the superdelegates should vote for the one they think who the people who voted for them and will be there voting again for them would want as president, not the popular vote! Do I make since or just stuck on stupid?

    March 1, 2008 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  11. MATTHEW

    I THINK THE WOMEN OF AMERICA NEED TO GET OFF OF THE FACT THAT CLINTON IS A WOMEN. WE NEED TO VOTE FOR SOMEONE THAT CAN RUN A COUNTRY. IT IS A PROVEN FACT THAT CLINTON CAN NOT EVEN RUN HER OWN HOUSE HOLD LET ALONE A COUNTRY. OBAMA HAD COME FROM NOTHING TO POSITION THAT HE IS NOW AND SHOULD BE GIVEN THE RESPECT AS SUCH. WE DO NOT SEE OBAMA GOING AROUND PLAYING THE RACE CARD BUT YET WE SEE CLINTON GOING AROUND PLAYING THE WOMEN CARD. LETS GET REAL PEOPLE, WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT, IF CLINTON GETS INTO OFFICE HER HUSBAND WILL BE MAKING ALL OF THE TOUGH DECISIONS. I DO NOT WANT A FOLLOWER IN OFFICE I WANT A LEADER AND OBAMA HAS PROVEN THAT HE IS A LEADER.

    March 1, 2008 01:49 am at 1:49 am |
  12. DIVINE

    knowing the militry or the world leaders,is one thing,making the
    right decision for the goodness of the entire country is another.
    Hillary + George Bush + John Mccain failed the entire country
    when the time came to invade Iraq.Thus Hillary is = George Bush =
    John Mccain when it comes to Judgement. you might be as experience as experience itself but when you lack the GOOD JUDGEMENT, YOUR EXPERIENCE IS USELESS. American wants a
    president who has the courage and good judgement and not a president who is experience, courageous and has a poor judgement.
    OBAMA is = GOOD JUDGE,HOPE AND COURAGE .

    March 1, 2008 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  13. Susan

    While I am an Obama supporter, the comments made by your political movie stars tonight were inane. Who cares what movie stars who play politicians think? And when one of them called Senator Clinton "chubby" and made some comments about her ankles, I was not remotely amused. Let the promotion of rich, anorexic women happen between the covers of People magazine. I watch CNN for the news – maybe I need to stick with the newspaper.

    March 1, 2008 02:06 am at 2:06 am |
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