March 6th, 2008
09:45 AM ET
7 years ago

Democratic campaign shifts to Wyoming

Bill Clinton is heading to Wyoming.
Bill Clinton is heading to Wyoming.

(CNN) - Wyoming – the home state of Vice President Dick Cheney – is not usually a pit stop on the Democratic presidential campaign trail. But late this week, the state finds itself the Democratic destination of choice, with visits from former President Bill Clinton and the two remaining White House hopefuls, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

The former president, campaigning for his wife, is making several stops in the state Thursday. And Hillary Clinton and Obama head to the state Friday – with both planning a stop in Casper (population: roughly 50,000).

“Seriously, I never imagined when I took this job that we would see the day when the two front-runners for the Democratic presidential nomination would hold events in Wyoming on the eve of our county caucuses,” Wyoming Democratic Party spokesman Bill Luckett wrote on the state party’s Web site Thursday. “I think there’s a reasonable chance we’ll get our 15 minutes in the national spotlight when the deal goes down on Saturday.”

With just over 600 delegates left at stake in the Democratic presidential race, every remaining contest is seen as crucial to both Clinton and Obama. No polling has been conducted in the state, though the Illinois senator has held the advantage in most caucus contests to date.

(Post updated 1 p.m. ET to add travel details for both candidates)


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soundoff (119 Responses)
  1. auriel combs

    good for Bill. Hillary needs to get there to ASAP

    March 6, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  2. lugina

    GREAT JOB BILL...HILLARY ARE CHOICE...SMART LEADER...

    March 6, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  3. MikeSmith

    It is unfortunate that anyone, with a sense of moral virtue, would think of the Clintons being back in the White House, let alone give their hard-worked dollars to that campaign!!

    I guess some Americans are getting to be like the Brits: dynasty, name recognition, and wealth. The thought of Bill and the Blue Dress back in that White House makes me feel so sick and ashamed each day. "Past behavior is a good predictor of future behaviors" The World is watch us!

    March 6, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  4. Maggy

    That gonna be another 'one night stand' for him ... he really gets around the country and meets a lot of women ..aehm .. people.

    March 6, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  5. Len

    Houston Texas......I agree!!!!

    March 6, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  6. Nowlin w.wells

    So. Bill is Running for President again ?Let's see President of Wyoming,
    President of Mississippi, To Bad Hillary doesn't show up for little states.

    March 6, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  7. MN Woman

    Oh lord, poor Bill, out where the deer and the antelope play! Do what you can Bill. But does anyone really think Wyoming, home to Dick Cheney, will be significant to the Democrats come November? They're pretty tough, hardy people out there and they probably see Obama as gelded, if you know what I mean.

    March 6, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  8. tony, germany

    bill,continue the good work u´ve being doing.victory is sure!

    March 6, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  9. formerly optimistic

    Great. Clinton in the Whitehouse again. Great.

    March 6, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  10. An Army Veteran

    Is he going without a chaperone? Mothers hide your daughters.

    March 6, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  11. Baltoman, Melbourne FL.

    It's Rock Springs, stupid!!

    March 6, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  12. Lilia, from MD

    Hi GDK , I like your creative name for HRC, it really tells the story "HILLARY HUCABEE"

    I wander when she will claim her degree in "Miracles" because as we all know the math is no there............................................... And guess what Hucabee did not get the Miracle he was waiting for.

    March 6, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  13. georgia

    GDK–why should Clinton be the candidate to stop? Neither Obama nor Clinton will achieve the necessary delegate count, according to most reasonable scenarios.

    March 6, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  14. Onari

    Go Hillary! It is time to do a reality check!

    March 6, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  15. I became physically ill..

    ...when Ivan, Chicago, IL compared the Clintons to the Kennedys! How foul, so foul it should be criminal. Stop the madness! Hillary will never have the respect of the nation like the Kennedys, let's get real people.

    No more Clintons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 6, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  16. Len

    I love BILL but, don't like HILLARY. I think BILL felt like THAT at one point.

    OBAMA 08>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HUMBLE.

    March 6, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  17. amber

    Obama wouldn't be where he is now without caucuses–because who gets to caucus? People who can sit around for 2-3 hours or more, don't have 2+ jobs...can anyone say young college people? And they try and say caucuses are *fair*?

    March 6, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  18. An Agnostic Democrat

    Tell him to go quail hunting with Cheney while he' s there.
    Willy is all hat and no cattle. The worst stature of a former president I've ever heard or seen.

    March 6, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  19. Edwin Portland

    Dear voters, please vote Bill in for a third term. We will call him Hillary, though.

    March 6, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  20. Jean

    Bill you can comre on down to Georgia. We had some of the best years when you were president. These young people flourihsed in those years , they were just to young to know it, but their parents remember.

    March 6, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  21. Tim

    Aaaaacccckkkk...

    Sorry. Just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

    It's just what the trashy Clintons do to me.

    March 6, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  22. Phyllis

    What an ego this guy has!!

    Doesn't anyone care that he's an adulterer, philanderer, liar, cheater?

    They should throw eggs and tomatoes when he shows up!

    March 6, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  23. DC

    To Nowlin wells, I think if you would take the time to look, Obama is sending his wife all over the country for him....what's the difference???

    YES, WE WILL!!!

    March 6, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  24. Vig

    I wonder if Wyoming will really go for Obama in such a big way? I think the hoopla and infatuation is starting to wear thin. We need someone with some grit in their guts – I just don't get that from Obama.

    March 6, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  25. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    I bet the citizens of Wyoming can hardly wait for the "Bill Clinton" tour-not.

    Bet all 5 Democrats in Wyoming don't show up.

    March 6, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
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