April 22nd, 2008
09:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Is Obama shaping up to be another Dukakis?

CNN

Watch John King at the magic wall.

(CNN) - Watch Chief National Correspondent John King provide a historical analysis of presidential primary results in Pennsylvania as he explains why the Clinton campaign may be trying to cast Sen. Barack Obama as another Michael Dukakis in the minds of the Democratic Party’s superdelegates.

soundoff (166 Responses)
  1. FYI

    It's spelled "Destiny" bright light.

    April 22, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  2. mjc

    sheesh.

    obama fans say, media loves hillary! when he LOSES.

    hillary fans say it all the time because even if she wins they're spinning it negative, eventually!

    obama is a dukakis, and a john kerry. he outspends four to one and loses the states that MATTER.

    we have an ELECTORAL COLLAGE election in november.

    hillary wins it.

    April 22, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  3. Virago8

    Trust me – If Hillary is the Democratic nominee I will stay home on election day!

    April 22, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  4. Pete Smith

    Obama will win, he has been campagning against 3 people, Hillary, Bill, and Chelse. She will loose, the most of the remainder states, will end up short.

    April 22, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  5. mark

    obama lost in pennsylvania because he is black. i m a white man. i know pennsylvania. i live in a white community. i know how they think about a black man. therefore, he lost because of race.

    April 22, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  6. Unshrub

    Since this is Hillary's home state shouldn't she have won by a bigger margin?

    April 22, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  7. Chuck, Miami Fl

    Wow, the college grads broke to Hillary. She got 49% to Obama's 51%.

    April 22, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  8. Mikki

    It's a setup. Republicans are voting for Hillary so she can go up against McCain with all her baggage and Lose. This is a ploy to keep the Republican in the White House.

    April 22, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  9. MD

    Hillary Clinton is a traitor to the welfare of the Democratic Party.

    I wish the Democratic Party Elders could grow enough spine to put an end to this charade.

    In the first minute of her speech she begged people for money. That is the REAL Hillary.

    April 22, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  10. jaybee

    Obama = Du-Caucus! Caucuses are all Obama could win.

    Hillary! Congratulations on your big win in Pennsylvania!

    April 22, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  11. mark

    now clinton won pa, when she go to indiana she will say that her mom was raised in indiana. it will not happen in indiana. clinton,it is time for you to go

    April 22, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  12. Enlightened

    I used to think only third world countries had fixed elections.

    April 22, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  13. BJ in Idaho

    CNN just convinced me to send Obama a $100 donation.

    April 22, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  14. Mikki

    It's a setup. Republicans are voting for Hillary so she can go up against McCain with all her baggage and Lose. This is a ploy to keep the Republican in the White House

    April 22, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  15. M. Allen

    I love watching you democrats fighting it out. In the long run you are helping the country by ensuring the election of John McCain who seems to be the only one who really knows the number one issue that this country faces...terrorism.

    April 22, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  16. dess

    I thought Chris Mathew was credible. I just lost my resoect for him with memory flip flops. Old age.

    April 22, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  17. Hye-artist

    HOORAY !! HILLARY, on to the Whitehouse
    You go girl !!!

    April 22, 2008 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  18. dess

    I thought Chris Mathews was credible. I just lost my respect for him with his memory flip flops. Old age.

    April 22, 2008 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  19. km

    I would say it is shaping up that way. Apparently the latest polls show that Republican party jumpers are jumping on the Obama wagon. How many of those voters do you think will vote for McCain if Obama is on the Democratic party ticket? All of them! These folks are trying to kill the election of the only hope (Hillary) the Democratic party has of getting in the White House.

    April 22, 2008 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  20. chisom

    Why would John King think in that direction?, i think we are over-analysising this simple Obama-winning election. cut it off!!

    April 22, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  21. Student

    Obama is refraining from going into negative ads like CLinton is used to. He is not giving up on his message to run a totally different campain, while CLinton is still in the mindset of the 80's

    April 22, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  22. Clinton News Network

    Isn't it awful how we're so biased against Clinton that we print her campaign's mudslinging talking points in our headlines?
    She's so oppressed.

    April 22, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  23. Jeanne from Ky

    Me and my whole family plan to vote for Senator Clinton and if she doesn't win the nomination we will be voting for McCain. We don't care that much for McCain but we care even less for Obama.

    April 22, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  24. KW

    DENNIS FRANK...YOU are Absolutely RIGHT!! I said this sometime ago myself. When 90% to 95% of a race vote for the person of their race...not in one state, but in each and every state...this shows where the real racism is.

    April 22, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  25. km

    although...I would just like to add – I respect both candidates immensely. We are making history here! Give Barrack another several years to get wet behind the years & then take him all the way!

    April 22, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
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