May 2nd, 2008
03:58 PM ET
5 years ago

Clinton, Obama stump for last minute votes

Sen. Hillary Clinton makes a campaign stop in Kinston, North Carolina, on Friday
Sen. Hillary Clinton makes a campaign stop in Kinston, North Carolina, on Friday

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama stumped for last-minute votes in Indiana and North Carolina Friday ahead of the states' Tuesday primaries.

New polls show Clinton narrowing Obama's lead in North Carolina, once seen as an easy win for Obama.

Polling in Indiana shows the two candidates running dead even.

"We are seeing terrific support all across Indiana and all across North Carolina ... I have no doubt these are going to be tight races. This campaign has been tight throughout," Obama said in Indianapolis, Indiana, Friday morning.

"But I am very confident the American people are looking for the kind of truth telling and serious policy making that is going to have an affect on heir lives, and as long as I'm talking about the issues."

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  1. Madison, NC

    Why haven't we heard about this case in the media?Los Angeles Judge Saves Hillary's Presidential Bid

    In the landmark civil fraud case against Bill Clinton in Los Angeles, where the former President is charged with defrauding a Hollywood dot com millionaire to help Hillary Clinton obtain more than $1.2 million from him for her 2000 Senate campaign, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz ruled on Friday, April 25 that Hillary Clinton would not be required to testify in a sworn deposition as a material witness

    May 2, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  2. Lee WV

    Has anyone noticed that they borh went from big rallies to front porches and small rooms?

    May 2, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  3. Susan MO

    We hope the good people of Indiana and beautiful North Carolina vote for Hillary Clinton.

    She is experienced, for the people and a fighter.

    Hillary 08 :)

    May 2, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  4. Lisa

    Obama said The American People would only save $30 in the summer under Hillary's tax relief gas plan. That's $30 I could use on food and clothing for my children. He is clearly out of touch with the American people.

    Even if I saved $10 , that's $10 more I can put into my household. He doesn't understand the poor. It's easy for a rich guy to say we will only save $30. $30 is a lot of money to me, I don't even have that much in my bank account.

    May 2, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  5. THE TRUE WE DESERVE , NC

    Since the media is refusing to reveal/report the Paul vs Clinton fraud case in court right now, we need to create our own movement and flood every blog on CNN and every blogging website on the World Wide Web with information from the case regardless of what the topic is. For those that don't know – Google Paul vs Clinton and hold on to your shirt with what you read!! L.A., California Case #BC304174

    For those of you who think this case has been thrown out – is hasn’t, or is irrelevant – think again:

    May 2, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  6. elliott

    CLINTONS...........please GO AWAY!!!!!

    May 2, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  7. Boomer

    Go Obama! Go Hillary! Go! Go! Go!

    May 2, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  8. Jeff in Alabama

    Wow. I wonder what Obama is thinking as he sees his leads dwindle away in these states. He has a bright future in politics. But he will need to give it at least 4 years to make his run. We need an experienced leader to get us out of this mess.

    May 2, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  9. Defining moment

    Clinton News Network does it again!

    Everytime there is anything negative about Shrillary they close the comments within minutes of the posting (i.e. controversial footage about IN voters). Are you ever going to comment on the Paul vs Clinton
    story?!?

    What about doing some unbiased reporting for a CHANGE ... geez! Despair not my fellow Americains, no weapons formed by Billary against Barack shall prosper ... CNN you really underestimate our intelligence.

    Obama '08 & '12

    May 2, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  10. California Voter

    Obama is saying that the gas tax cut that Clinton is proposing would take jobs away? What jobs is he talking about? Oil company profits is the proposed source for funding that cut - the money would not be coming from the transportation trust fund. Obama is not telling the truth hear - guess all politicians say what they have to say to get votes.

    May 2, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  11. Itoldyouso

    She is a vile pandering politician at its worst. Please Indiana and North Carolina- put an end to the misery she is causing millions of people!

    May 2, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  12. tyler

    did anyone noted that on the " "controversial footage is a fabrication," posting
    cnn only allowed 5 comments and NOW is CLOSED for comments..

    waoooooooo CNN do you not wan\t the people at this last hour to see who the clintons are???
    now you will say it was limbaugh who made it or worse, that Obama mad\e it up;.

    \amazing what CNN clinton National n ews will fabricate and how far they will go to censor information the people of this country has a right to see and judge forthemselves, but again she \believes we are dumb and that we can not tell from sniper fire and a made up video from the real thing..

    May 2, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  13. Joyce, NC

    Truth talking Barack? Really? How convenient you throw people under the bus when it suits your political gain.

    The other candidates – including John Edwards talked about issues. Offered solutions. You in turn waited to copy them and deliver speeches written at your convenience.

    Focus on the issues, that's why we like Hilary. Straightforward, resilient, mature and knows them by heart.

    May 2, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  14. gerald strother

    GO OBAMA """

    May 2, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  15. all the more

    The more you bash and hound this woman, the more you try to kill her campaign... all the more we will unite behind her...
    and all the more votes you will lose for Obama in Nov if he is the nominee.

    We all started willing to vote for whoever won- in a fair process.

    But the Obama cheaters and haters and dividers have caused the Hillary supporter to change their minds.

    We will give you McCain as re-payment.

    And we will not be all that upset if you give us McCain as you claim you will do if Hillary is the nominee. After all, we are conservative old geezers who won't be drafted and don't need Roe vs Wade and finished college decades ago. We really haven't anything to lose by a McCain win.

    May 2, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  16. Mary, Ind

    Hillary Clinton is a nightmare! You never see her again, after she get your vote. Back to Washington with her real friend, lobbyist.

    May 2, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  17. Brian

    I know it is in CNN's interest to portray this as an extremely close race for ratings but tell the truth.

    "New polls show Clinton narrowing Obama's lead in North Carolina, once seen as an easy win for Obama."

    Current polling has shown Obama widening his lead from 7% yesterday to 8+% today.

    "Polling in Indiana shows the two candidates running dead even."

    Current polling shows Clinton widening her lead from 4% yesterday to 6+% today.

    May 2, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  18. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Hillary is counting on supporters who don't read and will believe the absurd – and many of them support her solely because of her gender – there are many reasons to vote for someone....gender being the most ridiculous reason....Obama 08 (because HRC supporters....no..."they" aren't all like that

    May 2, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  19. jeannie N.C.

    History is about to made in North Carolina!!! Hillary will take the state....hide and watch..................

    May 2, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  20. Kentucky

    I would like to hear more about this Clinton scandal that you have posted. The film that Clinton is calling a fabrication.

    May 2, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  21. C(linton)N(ews)N(etwork)

    are you a news organization or a polityical action committee?

    May 2, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  22. marie

    There's a big difference between the character shown by Clinton and Obama throughout this race. Time and time again, Obama has shown he has much more maturity and respect for America than Clinton to be our President.

    Voters need to ask themselves if they want a president of character or the lying old school politics as usual from the Clintons.

    May 2, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  23. Oren Ovadia, California

    Tight race???? Obama will lose in Indiana by 6%-10%, and the way things going, I would not be suprised if he will lose North Carolina.

    May 2, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  24. charles

    “The so-called ‘temporary gas tax holiday’ that Senators Clinton and McCain propose won’t deliver this needed relief. This will not create the economic relief they say it will, because prices will continue to rise until we address the real source of this problem. We do need to provide immediate relief for families hard-hit by spiraling gas prices, and we can do that by demanding the President stop adding to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. This will ease the production crunch that is causing these skyrocketing gas prices.

    “Senator Clinton claimed yesterday that I either stand with her on this proposal or stand with the oil companies. To that I say: I stand with the families of Colorado, who aren’t looking for bumper sticker fixes that don’t fix anything, but for meaningful change that brings real relief and a new direction for our energy policy. We can’t afford more Washington-style pandering while families keep getting squeezed.

    May 2, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  25. Yve

    Obama supporters can do a lot to help over the weekend. Donate part of your weekend to making calls to North Carolina and Indiana. Go on Barack Obama's website and follow the instructions. I have already done so and it's really easy to do. We can sit on our butts and bite our nails or we can take America back and guide it into a new direction. For those of us not fooled by the pandering, we can use our time wisely and take a stand together.

    Obama O8-12

    May 2, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
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