March 10th, 2008
10:00 AM ET
12 years ago

Clinton-Obama battle heads South

Sen. Barack Obama campaigns in Laramie, Wyoming, over the weekend.

Sen. Barack Obama campaigns in Laramie, Wyoming, over the weekend.

(CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama Monday focused on Mississippi, which holds primaries on Tuesday, while Sen. Hillary Clinton keep her eye on the next big prize on the Democratic calendar, Pennsylvania.

Thirty-three delegates are at stake Tuesday, and in the tight Democratic race, every delegate is critical. CNN estimates that Obama leads Clinton by less than 100 delegates, 1,527 to 1,428. A candidate needs 2,024 delegates to win the nomination. Obama won the Wyoming caucuses Saturday, where he picked up seven delegates. Clinton won five delegates.

Obama was scheduled to hold rallies in Columbus and Jackson, Mississippi, while Clinton was set to hold campaign events in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania holds its primary on April 22.

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soundoff (189 Responses)
  1. Enrique

    In Hillary's eyes, Mississippi does not count. States that hold caucuses and/or have large black populations do not matter to her.

    March 10, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  2. William

    This is going to be historic. If Obama takes Mississippi, it will be monumental in the African-American community. This state has alwaya been known as the most racist one in the history of this nation. This was also the state that had the first black senator since reconstruction, Hiram Revels. If he takes this, it will show the whole world that times are changing. It will also prove that America is ready for a black president.....

    March 10, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  3. Mike Allen

    Huh, what happened to the short lived Hillary Mojo and momentom?
    Waah! Obama pushed me down and I can not get up. Send me money.
    Hillary (Monster) Clinton

    March 10, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  4. A Bag of Chips

    Its 3:00 am. Do you know where your president is?

    March 10, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  5. maya

    vl- Excellent point! Thanks for doing the research- I've wondered about that myself!!

    March 10, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  6. Caleb

    Reality check folks!

    Obama wins Mississippi primary. McCain wins the state of Mississippi in presidential election 2008.

    Hello? Make sense? Please tell me again why Obama should be president?

    He's a motivational speaker and that's all he is! I'm an american and I want change. Obama please dropout!

    March 10, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  7. scbrown

    RANDY DENVER:

    YOU CALL THAT FIGHTING– THAT WAS A WEAK COMEBACK. OBAMA IS STILL WHINING ABOUT HILLARY PLAYING THE FEAR CARD ON TALK RADIO, EVEN PUNDITS SAID HIS COMEBACK WAS WEAK. HOW MANY PEOPLE REMEMBER HIS AD? OBAMA STILL SOUND LIKE JOHIN KERRY.

    March 10, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  8. Polly

    Go Obama 08. We want democracy and we want you as our president.

    March 10, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  9. Mac in Nova Scotia

    Don't worry about Obama being tough enough for the job. The fact that he is still in the race and slightly leading Hillary shows his toughness. As President he won't have to face a more devious leader than the Clintons. He is standing up to and rising above one of the nastiest women I have seen in my life of 74 years. The lies, dirty tricks and arrogance of the Clintons disgust me. How can she say "shame on you" to Obama when she doesn't know the meaning of the word shame.

    March 10, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  10. J.C.T.

    HILLARY CLINTON WILL HAVE MORE DELEGATES VOTES,MORE POPULAR VOTES,MORE SUPER-DELEGATES VOTES,
    MORE SOLUTIONS FOR OUR ECONOMY, WHY OBAMA VOTERS DON'T ASK TO HIM, HOW HE WILL FIX OUR ECONOMY?
    A COUNTRY LIKE THE UNITED STATES CAN'T BE MANAGED WITH A PRESIDENT THAT HE DOESN'T HAVE ORIGINALS IDEAS,A OPEN PLAN ON HIS AGENDA..NOT EVEN WORDS,OBAMA IS A MAN THAT IS BEING USED BY KENNEDY AND KERRY TO MAINTAIN THEIR POSITIONS ON THE SENATE.

    March 10, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  11. Aussie Greg

    Please Obama don't go negative, it is old politics, it is the McCain and Clinton way.

    We need real change, change we can believe in.

    March 10, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  12. George

    Here you go again – race or gender?

    By the way I heard about a young girl – to young to vote – who was acting as a volentuer of Barack Obama. In some ways Obamas support from young voters makes you suspicious. Its´ well-known in world history that youths have been manipulted by fishy men in power to support their own obscure ambitions. In Germany they were called H--jugend, in the former Soviet Union ......?, in China ........? However I don´t believe that American youths are that naive.

    March 10, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  13. goff

    obama in mississippi! he is talking about katrina, hey obama where was your help in 2005., or 2006? bill and hillary clinton raises millions for everyone of us. who live in mississippi..........................vote hillary clinton mississippi not obama the con!

    March 10, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  14. Just the Facts

    Obama is ahead on every possible indicator: More states, more popular votes, more delegates (elected), etc.

    We have to make sure the Clinton Machine doesn't roll over the democratic process and steal this election. She cannot win under the current rules but please do blink because she will try to change the rules...already mention that "pledge delegates can vote for whoever they want"...She is not interested in all voters, blows off states for this reason and that reason...get real...The real focus of HRC's campaign is HRC's need for power and control and she can't admit that she is not going to get the nomination. At this rate, she will be luck to get offered a position as an under secretary to the undersecretary of undersectary of ....well you get the idea.

    March 10, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  15. Hussien Obama

    Please join the Obama Socalist Democratic Movement!

    Heil Obama 08

    How long until concentration camps for neocons?

    Heil Obama 08!

    March 10, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  16. Renee

    Obama, is a figher to bring together not to divide. Obama will make a good President.

    March 10, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  17. Southerner

    Is Clinton not campaigning in Mississippi because she feels she has that state locked up, or because she does not care about the people (or State) of Mississippi? Clinton currently has a projected lead in PA, considering that why not show Mississippi some campaign love?

    Oh yeah – & this “experience” issue; I suppose I read different news reports, but the world does not seem to be benefiting from all this “experience” – lets call it bad experience. Time for change – Obama 08!

    March 10, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  18. AJ, IL

    I like the CNN tickers because they are amusing, but for accurate delegate counting go to MSNBC. They have been more consistently accurate on counting delegates. Obama leads Hillary by 139 pledged delegates. Important as superdelegates are, they can switch allegiances at any time.

    Obama in 08!

    March 10, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  19. Texas Independent Voter

    Clinton will stop at nothing. She has displayed so much arrogance to being heir apparent to the office of President. She feels ENTITLED or that it is her BIRTHRIGHT.

    We have just a few states left to shut down the CLINTON MONARCHY. If we don't pay very close attention to what the Clintons are trying to do, we will have an abolute MONARCHY on our hands. In fact with Hillary's divisive and polarizing views, it will be more like a DICTATORSHIP.

    Honestly, when I back off and look at their style of campaigning it is like watching a thrid world country"s "election"...you know the kind of "election" that is determined before the first vote is cast.

    March 10, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  20. VP

    Rob... you deal with Hitlers out there. We will take care it our business.

    March 10, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  21. Nathan,

    It seems like everytime you turn on the television That elite suckup and wimp Juhn Keery is on there talking for Obama. We should be worried about which job he is promised in an Obama administration. It seems like all the elite rich democrats are behind Obama and against Clinton.

    The election in Florida was a fair election with everyone on the ballot. Those delegates should be seated. If Obama thinks that he lost because he did not campaign what does that say about his supporters. Clinton's supporters turned out to vote in spite of not having any delegates. The election in Michigan should be a do over. Hillary got 55% of the vote in Michigan against uncommitted. Edwards was still on the ballot then and had not left the race. A lot of the uncommitted would have voted for him if he was on the ballot. This is why Obama reallt dosen't want a redo in Michigan. He knows Hillary would get more than 60%of the vote in a new election.

    March 10, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  22. mississippi

    mississippi, loves the clintons.. vote hillary clinton, in mississippi..go home bho

    March 10, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  23. Mr. M

    This is getting a bit boring!

    March 10, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  24. Larry

    Hillary is Bi-polar. In one instant she is endorsing Mcain and saying he is more qualified for president than Obama now she is saying Obama could be a VP candidate. That sounds a bit of a contradiction. People wake up and realize this is a trick to get Obama supporters who also like Hillary to go ahead and jump on board for her. She will then choose Evan Bayh for her running mate. This lady will say and do anything to get elected. She doesn't care about the Democratic party and I wonder if she cares about the voters as much as she cares about power, her legacy and being president of the US

    March 10, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  25. jackson ms

    vote hillary clinton

    March 10, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
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