March 5th, 2008
12:02 AM ET
7 years ago

Obama confident he'll win nomination

Obama has so far split Tuesday's contests with Clinton.
Obama has so far split Tuesday's contests with Clinton.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (CNN) – Sen. Barack Obama congratulated rival Sen. Hillary Clinton for her wins in Rhode and Island Ohio, but claimed that the path to the Democratic presidential nomination was still clear for his
campaign.

The Illinois senator and his colleague from New York were mired in a neck-and-neck battled in the Texas primary. Earlier, Obama easily won the Vermont primary.

"We know this: No matter what happens tonight, we have nearly the same delegate lead as we had this morning, and we are on our way to winning this nomination," he said.


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  1. AnnAloha FairMedia,PA

    This is the cockey attitude that most men feel towards strong business women. Get over that and you'll go much further and people will be less aprehensive to doubt you.
    Can't wait for the Obamanites to start spewing hatred instead of Pro-Obama rheteric.
    Oh and you republicans that claim you are independents and come on here to stir the pot...good try, but no cigar. Go away and lay your rotten eggs elsewhere.
    And how did you want your crow???

    March 5, 2008 04:55 am at 4:55 am |
  2. Brandon

    Obama looked really shaken up during this speech. Far from the arrogance he displayed these past few weeks. He's not a happy man tonight and I loved the look on all the pundits faces when they saw Clinton racking in the wins. They all counted her out long ago, and I am glad to say that I didn't. Hopefully the media will start to see that Obama's not the "Golden Boy" they thought he was.

    C'mon everyone don't be fooled by Obama's self-righteous preaching, let's put someone in the White House that will know what to do when things get rough. Let's give this nomination to the candidate that deserves it: Hillary Clinton for 2008 and 2012!!!!

    March 5, 2008 04:59 am at 4:59 am |
  3. Jon, Los Angeles

    Obama is the man! After the Rush Limbaugh fans rushing to vote for Clinton all she could master is 3% advantage in Texas. Obama will be the nominee.

    March 5, 2008 04:59 am at 4:59 am |
  4. Ernie Martin

    Finally, people are beginning to look more carefully at Obama's stand on the issues and his proposed solutions to the problems that face this country. Most are not finding a lot there other than (Yes We Can). Some of his foriegn policy positions clearly reflect his inexperience and lack of understanding of the world situation. Likewise his proposed domestic solutions to correct an economy that is being torn apart by a combination of high energy prices, rising inflation, the loss of millions of high paying manufacturing jobs and a slow slide into what may possibly be one of the deepest recessions since Jimmy Carter. I believe Obama will be a Jimmy Carter clone, he will probably be elected as a Washington outsider, move there and prove that fact to be true. He will not be able to move any legislation because he has no connections. The final result will be four years of stagflation punctuated with high sounding speeches, proposed solutions that go nowhere and a lot of YES WE CAN.

    March 5, 2008 05:01 am at 5:01 am |
  5. Anonymous

    there are thousands of Obamas out there, all over the world, not just japanise,but also kenyans out there all over the world.OBAMA 08

    March 5, 2008 05:04 am at 5:04 am |
  6. Kevin Brown

    I was at the Texas Cacus last night and view a lady obtaining signatures for Hillary outside the cacus. She then was escorted into the cacus with clipboard in hand. The same people who signed the clipboard went inside and signed the form at the tables designated for Hillary. That's what the Texas-Two-Step is huh? Wow Texas you got me.

    March 5, 2008 05:07 am at 5:07 am |
  7. Aijay

    I'm a Nigerian, a black, an African, but I'm in support of Hilary (surprised???). My reason is purely objective: America seems to be unaware of the fact that the state of the country is dicey and needs someone with experience and not someone who dazes the public with rhetorics. I see that America (young) needs some form of excitement, but they should realise that the white house is not for hip hop ( which dominates the charts nowadays) or for inspirational or motivational talkers but for those who know the economy and have some form of experience. America represents democracy and not ethnocracy! African Americans should please vote objectively and not the way we vote in Nigeria (tribal sentiments). Texas Ohio and Rhode Island have just shown that they have the economy at heart and are not swayed by mere words or excitement!!

    March 5, 2008 05:07 am at 5:07 am |
  8. SteveM

    While understandable, Mr. Obama fails to take into consideration his party's best interests – or the nations best interests for that matter, as it is nearly undisputed that Clinton is a stronger opponent for McCain than he could ever hope to be.

    Mr. Obama is riding a mega-wave of hype and sympathy. A Cinderella-story is always more interesting than day-to-day politics, another 'new-JFK' more than a face well known to the public for over 16 years.

    After nearly 8 years of unending domestic and international catastrophe, what this country needs is good, old-fashioned, boring leadership – not a Cinderella story. If Mr. Obama continues to prove himself a good politician and leader, he'll get his shot at the presidency. This time around, we need Hillary.

    March 5, 2008 05:42 am at 5:42 am |
  9. Abdullahi A Abubakar

    Nigerian for Obama !!!!!!!!! perhaps the next American presidents should be voted for Globally. it is indeed an interesting episode of the american history

    March 5, 2008 06:11 am at 6:11 am |
  10. WILMA FITCH

    I WATCH CNN LOYALLY DAY AND NIGHT AND FOR THE LAST 3 DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION CNN COVERED HILLARY, HILLARY,HILLARY AND RARELY COVERED OBAMA AND WHEN THEY DID IT WAS VERY BRIEF. I WONDER IF ALL THAT EXPOSURE FOR HILLARY COULD HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE VOTING?

    March 5, 2008 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
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