May 7th, 2008
08:56 AM ET
7 years ago

Analysis: As Obama nears finish line, can Clinton rebound?

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 After Tuesday night, Obama took a larger lead in pledged delegates as well as the overall popular vote.
After Tuesday night, Obama took a larger lead in pledged delegates as well as the overall popular vote.

NEW YORK (CNN) - Barack Obama took a major step Tuesday toward securing the Democratic presidential nomination. Not only did he score a convincing victory in North Carolina; but by drawing to a virtual tie in Indiana he made an already difficult path for Hillary Clinton to the presidential nomination significantly more challenging.

But Clinton vowed to soldier on, telling supporters at a rally in Indiana "it's full-speed on to the White House."

Obama wakes up this morning with a larger lead in pledged delegates as well as the overall popular vote. For Clinton, time for a rebound may be slipping away.

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  1. Jack

    No.

    May 7, 2008 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  2. Zoey

    Ahhh peace and quiet from the Clintons today. Hiliary canceled all her public events today so that should tell you something. I wouldn't be surprised to see Hiliary bail out after West Virginia and Kentucky.

    May 7, 2008 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  3. OBAMA SUPPORTER IN IOWA

    It's time to start healing the party. Obama's speech last night was a good start. When he congratulated Hillary on her win in Indiana he gave her the respect she deserves and then went on to talk about our mission to defeat our opponent, John McCain, in in November. When Clinton spoke, she talked about her "opponent" being Barack Obama. She's forgotten who she's fighting against. Someone please remind her.

    May 7, 2008 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  4. MI White Woman 4 Barack

    Hillary is a lunatic! How can people not see this? Someone needs to put a pumpkin in her huge mouth so she'll quit spewing cr*p!

    Supers – send this woman home NOW! Announce your support for Barack and put an end to Hillary's madness!

    OBAMA 08!

    May 7, 2008 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  5. kissnahug

    Hillary is Delusional and has been for a while now. She is really banking on the superdelegates to overturn the popular votes and the delegates. If you were the front runner and new there was no way for Barack to get the majority of the delegates, you would want him to drop out. I'm so glad that it's not that way and he is the front runner

    May 7, 2008 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  6. Brian

    At this point it appears clear that Hillary is simply staying in the race to try to get back some of the money she has lost in "loans" to her campaign. After her last ditch gutter politics and pandering have not worked she just has to hang in long enough

    May 7, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  7. Cosmic Comedy Queen Go Hillary!!!

    The question is can Obama beat McCain? The answer is NO!

    May 7, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  8. Gerry

    Her time slipped away after Wisconsin. She's only been kept alive by the media who want to keep their ratings high.

    May 7, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  9. Tim from Philly

    Nope, she's done.

    May 7, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  10. mike concerned democrate

    DEMOCRATES — STOP THIS NOW !!!!!
    The only reason Hillary made Indiana close was the Rublican "Chaos" factors it's clear, yet no one wants to publically admit this….. it makes a mockery of the system and shows Rublicans are in control of the Democratic race. Wake Up make a decision NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 7, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  11. CNN why are you not posting my comments???

    Sorry but NO .... it's physically, virtually & logically impossible for her to rebound .. yes i agree she has West Virginia, Kentucky & Puerto Rico in the bag . .but that wouldn't be enough ......... she will still be behind ...

    time for the democratic party to rally behind the democratic presumptive nominee .... and stop the bitterness/resentful & hate towards .. Obama ..

    we need a democratic in the white house ....

    Obama should make Clinton his VP .. though i doubt she'll accept .... she'll feel cheated ... IMO she acts like she is entitled the presidency ...

    best recommendation i can give Obama ... choose Al Gore/Edwards/Ron Paul/Richardson or a female VP if Clinton refuse VP spot ...

    this is the only way to heal the party .....

    May 7, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  12. Ed

    Go on and pretend that MI and FL don't exist.

    May 7, 2008 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  13. WArt

    I think it would be in her best interest to go and sit down. Her evil tactics are turning against her. Rather a person want Obama or not, the realization is, there has to be a coming together; to stop all this in-fighting, mudslinging. There has to be a change. We say we are adults. Nothing can be accomplished until there is a coming together on both parties, be it democrat, republican, independents.

    The very people she used to turn against someone else, may one day come back to haunt her. Move this country forward, not backwards. Stop all this underhanded nonsense, chaos. As for Rush Limbaugh and those voting for her (knowing they don't want her), your little game can have big consequences...as they say, be careful of what you wish for; it isn't always what you thought you wanted.

    May 7, 2008 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  14. Debbie

    Well lets just dig up some more dirt on him and see if you can wipe him out. That's all the Hillary campaign has been doing for months. See what happens. Everybody's (politicians, media, Obama haters) keep trying to destroy him, but who's winning. God hates ugly.

    May 7, 2008 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  15. Harvey in Va

    as a Hillary supporter I believe the rimary will be lost to Obama. Having said that I will do everything possible to ensure a win for John McCain.

    May 7, 2008 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  16. Tony Walton

    I started out as a Clinton supporter but over the course of what has been a very negative campaign, in which it appears that she will do anything to win, I have switched my vote to Obama. I'm in the military and I'm here to tell you that you would remember being shot at so for her to lie really shows me her true character.

    Additionally, Obama has won more states and more popular votes. Is the DNC and the Super Delegagtes really going to rob him of this win like Bush did Gore? If they do, I can tell you many people will see the same good old boy system doing what it has always done. In this case, I will not vote for Clinton but will Mccain or not vote at all.

    May 7, 2008 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  17. Suzanne

    She should consider the good of the party and the country and just bow out while anybody still has any respect for her.

    May 7, 2008 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  18. NW

    Obama is Chicago style politics.
    He tried to steal Indiana yesterday. He won caucuses by bulling people and taking advantage of working people.
    No Obama is not going to be Democratic nominee.

    May 7, 2008 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  19. Sean

    "It's full-speed on to the White House." More looting? Or is she praying for that VP spot?

    May 7, 2008 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  20. laura

    Hillary can rebound. She is fighter. I hope she stays. She is the one to beat McCain.

    May 7, 2008 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  21. Canadian observer

    No.

    May 7, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  22. seth

    this 39 year old white republican is voting for OBAMA...thankyou....and good day...

    May 7, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  23. Kay

    CAN PIGS FLY.

    May 7, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  24. Otto

    I really don't understand Hillary, if this was the other way around and she was in the lead. She would be crying that Barack drop out of the race because he is killing the party. But no she is only thinking about what she wants, not what's best for the party its really sad.

    May 7, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  25. Lora B.

    As a Hillary Clinton supporter, with an advanced degree I might add, if Obama gets the nomination and does not make a concerted effort to offer the V.P. slot to Clinton, I seriously do not think that I can vote for him in November – especially if he offers that slot to a white male.

    May 7, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
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