May 2nd, 2008
03:58 PM ET
6 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. Montana is Obama Country

    Hillary Clinton – Pandering you can believe in..

    Barack Obama- Change you can believe in...

    Yes... WE... Can...

    May 2, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  2. Ric

    Obama must really be desperate if he had to pay someone to doctor a video to make Hillary look bad in Indiana.

    May 2, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  3. Experience for Texans

    No Greenhorns!

    Clinton 08!

    May 2, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  4. Veteran

    Got to get all them gullible suckers in the fold !

    May 2, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  5. Mary

    No thank you I want to shake Hilly hand and I don't want to see her husband in the White House again....Enough for the Bushes and the Clinton...Do we have any better candidate who can fix this country.

    May 2, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  6. Tjaye

    I'm praying that Obama can show the people of Indiana that he is the candidate who is genuinely in this to serve America and not just make history as the first female president. But honestly, I'm starting to think this nation is blissfully ignorant. Obama is telling them truths that economists are confirming for him, but they still want the program that is garbage served on a silver platter. Funny how so many are saying that he is all pretty words, but they are falling for EMPTY words that make no real sense. Its no wonder there is so much poverty in certain areas; I can't believe there are people who think that saving $30 in 3 months on gas is a great solution. They can save more than that by carpooling or walking to the corner store all summer, instead of driving.

    They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result...looks like we might a nation of nutcases.

    May 2, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  7. Babs

    Why is Obama's speech on gas tax holiday 'stunt' not given front page status. Is the media following the way of ABC ??

    May 2, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  8. Maria

    I just talked to my 72 year old conservative brother who has been a staunch republican all these years. He is pro Obama, can't stand either Hillary or McCain. He thinks it's time for change in Washington, and like so many others, believes Obama is the right person for this period in time. My brother is probably totally race prejudice, so if Obama can win him over, he can win Jenna Bush over too! It's time for superdelegates to get together and get rid of the billary factor.

    May 2, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  9. enomisa

    Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama are very similar on all the relevant issues.

    Clinton has the far better health care plan- the only truly Universal one- even if it will be harder to achieve. Obama took the easy way out- his plan is NOT universal and he should not plug it as such.

    So my vote if for Clinton.

    May 2, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  10. melisa

    yeah go hillary!!!!

    May 2, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  11. Ben

    After Obama is elected president. I hope one of his first acts will be to strip away the tax excemption given to all churches that use the pulpit as a political propaganda base.

    May 2, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  12. BAKERSFIELD

    the biggest comeback in history who would have known

    go hillary

    May 2, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  13. Diana, Anacortes, WA

    If Clinton wins the nomination I can see the ads now. Footage of her strolling along the tarmac in Bosnia WITH HER DAUGHTER and in the background you hear her telling her story of sniper fire and running with they're heads down. Most people don't like a liar.

    May 2, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  14. Lisa

    I know Obama didn't say anything about telling the truth. He lied about ever hearing the Pastor say those mean things, and still called him his uncle.

    May 2, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  15. Rose - Baltimore, MD

    Yes tell people the truth, don't join Hillary and Mccain in lying to people just to get votes and mess up the economy. And they say they have experience, they only have washington longevity for nonsense.

    May 2, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  16. mary, Dallas, Tx

    Is Hilliary Clinton a major stock holder in CNN? Her picture is always on your web site. CNN should be called Hilliary's war room. You are so one sided.

    Why do you always have an AA female on your news cast to down Obama?

    May 2, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  17. OHIO voter

    It is pityful that the American people back cheating liars who refuse to change the state of our Country!

    Ergo, if Clinton/McCain wins the nomination and, God forbid, either wins the presidency, NONE of you have ONE right to complain!

    Obama could bring back America! I vote for a better future for my children!

    Shame on you for not wanting a better future for our Children & our Country!

    May 2, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  18. shelly

    We want Superdelegate! We want Superdelgates! Obama'08

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

    Whether Gas Tax or Not? Wrong or WRIGHT. No matter who wins the Democratic Nomination. Lets make a pledge that anyone who is a Clinton or Obama supporter that we vote Democratic… We cant afford a Republican these next 4 years. And if any Democratic voter does go vote for McCain, think about your children and your children's children that has a chance of going into a War not for ideology but for Oil. I am a rookie voter but think about the future. I Pledge that if Hillary or Obama win the nomination then I will vote for either one. I ask you consider this, and CNN posts this.

    May 2, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  20. vic nashville,Tn

    Hillary leading by 6 + in Indiana Form MSNBC HardBall
    Hillary Narrow the lead in North Carolina by 10 points
    CNN shame on you
    CNN boy losing the ground

    May 2, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  21. Andrew

    "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..."

    Where are we gonna get THAT from?

    May 2, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  22. Samantha, MO

    Good, she needs to get out there and campaign for every single vote, the way Barack has done from the beginning.

    I hope Barack wins, because he has certainly changed this election process. But then again, I shouldn't be surprised because his whole campaign is about CHANGE, which Hillary will never do, unless she has to.

    Obama 08

    May 2, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  23. Jenny

    Sorry but, Hillary is untrustworthy and thus unelectable.

    How can you elect a person for president who go against the experts and who lies to the American people all the time?

    How can you elect Hillary who has lied about her experience?

    How can you trust her? She stayed with Bill after he had many many affairs, only for her own politial gains. What will she do to this country when she won't listen to the experts now?

    She scares the hell out of me.

    May 2, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  24. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    Hillary is a Liar and lots of other bad things. Proven over the past 35 years.

    Obama is honest and has integrity.

    That's all I need to know (in a nutshell – there are other things too, but those two are the clinchers).

    May 2, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  25. Lisa

    Hillary needs to stop faking,,, she talks a good game... but she is a REPUBLICAN that wears a good pants suit...... she might just have testiculars.......lol.

    May 2, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
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