May 2nd, 2008
03:58 PM ET
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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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soundoff (154 Responses)
  1. kayla

    people can see through you billary. you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. your time is up!

    May 2, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  2. Big Al

    Alright North Caroline and Indiana the American people are counting on you to vote for the next president and we know that through your intuition, you will chose the best Democratic candidate.

    And we all know that person will be ready on day one...

    God Bless America!

    May 2, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  3. anne in OK

    Who cares about Elizabeth Taylor? She is a perfect fit with Clinton's demographic. Is she a superdelagate? No. Why aren't you reporting on Paul Kirk's decision to back Obama? He is former DNC Chair and a superdelegate- a little more important than Liz Taylor, don't you think?

    May 2, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  4. ANTI CLINTONS

    She is going to lose no matter what you Clinton worshipers say or think, she is to far behind, and man does she have a big behind, watch out!

    May 2, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  5. Anita in NC

    I'd like to see Hillary win in NC if only to torment the vote suppressing,

    democracy intolerant, DNC leadership. Party leadership and DEM

    government officials have exhibited "EXTREME ANTIPATHY"

    and "ELITISM" towards their own civilian members in this primary

    election season.

    May 2, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  6. obama supporter

    hillary voters
    read (peter paul.com)then go for obama

    May 2, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  7. Rosie

    Bloomberg, where are you?!!!!!

    May 2, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  8. Mom4Obama

    Hoosier Moms get UNITED your one vote can get CHANGE for the White House!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 2, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  9. Brandon NC Voter

    There is a suprise brewing in North Carolina,
    It begins with an O but does not end with a bama.

    Hillary or Mc Cain in 08

    May 2, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  10. Cowboy Jack

    Neither of these races are tight!

    Hillary will win Indiana by 5-10 pts.... Obama will win NC by 5-10 pts

    May 2, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  11. Lisa

    Put a fork in Obama because he's done.

    May 2, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  12. annie

    Keep going Hilliary – our country needs you! NC and IN, get out there and vote. This country does not need a president who takes 20 plus years to figure out what his mentor is saying.

    May 2, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  13. dwayne

    She'll get the nomination...calm down white folks.

    May 2, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  14. Bridgette- PA

    Come on Indiana and N.C., let's finish this thing and make everyone proud!

    OBAMA-08!

    May 2, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  15. nic

    At the dawn of May 6th we should know if Hilary Clinton really has to continue in the race and even win or not and if Obama should wrap it all and let Hilary be.A candidate must emerge come after May 6th IND-LINERS will decide the democratic race afterall.Dems should decide and quickly too before the GOPS capitaze on their lapses.

    May 2, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  16. Deborah

    DO NOT VOTE FOR HILLARY

    SHE IS A LIAR AND A DECEIVER!!!!!!

    She is a dangerous Mis-speaker : – o

    May 2, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  17. BJ

    The longer this race goes on, the stronger Hillary is!

    With the Kentucky Derby tomorrow, let me place an analogy... Obama is a sprinter, trying to go a distance. He starts strong, but has no stamina, and poops out in the end. Clinton is a closer, and starts out slow, splits the field, and finishes with a relish to WIN!

    As I keep reading the blogs, I am convinced that Obama supporters that blog are "professional bloggers", meaning they are getting paid by Obama. No matter what happens, they spin it to his advantage, and I find it hard to believe that anyone could delude themselves this way.

    Obama needs to step down, go back to the Senate and legislate more, and perhaps in 2016, may be better qualified to be POTUS.

    May 2, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  18. Tim from Ohio

    Nobama will win North Carolina because of black people and Clinton will win Indiana because of white people. To this point, voters have voted primarily along racial lines. The evidence shows that this is true.

    May 2, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  19. linda-Texas

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

    Seems Senator Obama and Rev. Wright's theatrics last week did not fool too many people.

    May 2, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  20. GL

    Surprised we haven't heard Clinton or one of her cronies blame Obama for Barbara Walters affair yet. (The affair was with a black man- so naturally it's his fault it happened.)

    May 2, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  21. Snowcat

    Of course it is getting close in NC. The peoplle are finally seeing that the ordination of Obama is a mistake for our party. Look for the Obama campaign to really throw away all of this new politics stuff if he loses both of these states...it will get as dirty as they come. Hillary is the only real choice.

    May 2, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  22. Desi - NJ

    Both Clinton and Obama have said they will support whichever one of them is the eventual candidate and we are being asked to support the democratic standard bearer. I want to know why Mrs. Obama has twice responded that she doesn't know whether she would support Mrs. Clinton should she be the nominee. She expects Clinton supporters to vote for her husband in November, but we have no indication if she will do the same if Clinton is the candidate. Seems to be a double standard and not in the interest of unifying the party.

    May 2, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  23. Rj

    Indiana & Bright NC electorate are for Senator Clinton!!!

    May 2, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  24. Terri in ARKANSAS

    NC and IN Remember this OBAMA was afraid to debate Hillary in NC are you going to vote for a CHICKEN.

    NOT ME in FACT I will vote against a chicken

    May 2, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  25. Tony, Miami

    Obama for President
    Hillary at the kitchen (not the white house's one) I don't trust her
    McCain retired veteran investing in the kitchen with wife's money.

    America prosperous again.

    Viva USA

    May 2, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
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