(CNN) - Hillary Clinton has made her vast experience a central theme of her campaign – and among those voters who said that was the top quality they were looking for in a presidential candidate, she was the undisputed choice in tonight’s exit polls: they chose her over Barack Obama by 93 to 7 percent in South Dakota, and 94 to 4 percent in Montana.
Barack Obama, meanwhile, has built his run around the need for change – and won large majorities of voters who said that was the most important quality in a potential commander-in-chief, beating Clinton by 67 to 33 percent among those voters in South Dakota, and 79 to 17 percent in Montana.
But even though they split tonight’s contests, it’s clear the advantage in this area was Obama’s: one in five voters in both states said experience was of paramount importance, but half of South Dakota’s voters, and 55 percent of Montana’s, said the ability to bring about change was essential in a candidate.
In Montana, voters who said having a president who cares about people was their priority split their votes almost evenly between the two candidates: Clinton had a 47 to 43 percent edge. But in South Dakota, which Clinton won, a significant majority of those voters – 60 percent – gave her the edge.
Former President Bill Clinton spent a lot of time in the state in the days leading up to Tuesday’s vote telling voters that his wife “cares about people like you.” It looks like that message sunk in.
Hillary does not have nomination so my vote goes to John McCain.
Barack does not deserve to be our president.
Hillary needs to continue fighting for the Presidency. Take it all the way to the convention, Hillary! Obama should be YOUR VeePee!
They meant to say her stolen Edwards platform seemed more caring.
She did not demonstrate any care tonight.
the only things that the clintons care about is adoration and they will destroy anyone that gets in their way. they both are 'PURE EVIL'...GO AWAY
Its time to grind the dittoheads noses in it.
OH PUHLEEEEZEEEE.......... Hillary more caring? She has you hoodwinked and bamboozled...... I feel sorry for you.
I will never ever vote for Obama.........only Hillary gets my vote.
Hillary take it to Denver, maybe the old men that dislike a women as President will come alive.
Hail Caesar! "Borack Obama"..... And_____ The Decline and Fall of the 'American Empire'....
Obama has no clue,but then again neither does the Democratic Party...This coming from a life long Democrat....Sad so Sad.
here are my comments Hillary or McCain will receive 18 million votes!
CNN wants MCain. Stop trying to get us to fight. Clintion=Obama
It saddens me that Hillary was unable to give due to Obama's accomplishment. She's not worthy of the praise he bestowed on her. She's simply terrible.
Agreed jl... her speech was all about HRC. That's why I like Obama... he takes a "we" approach versus a "me" approach
Isn't it too bad that it doesn't matter at all that 93% of the people support Hillary? It has been decided, and it has been discussed long before tonight, that Obama is going to be the nomination. It is what it is. You can vote all you want; people with more power than you decide the result.
Hillary Clinton has asked her audience to go to hillaryclinton.com and let her know whether they want her to continue. Obama supporters, please do so - but do so gently and kindly and in good manner and spirit.
Schneider, it's too late for the media to be magnanimous toward Sen. Clinton. Please don't think anything you can say now will undo the damage of the media bias and sexism that cost her the nomination.
why didn't she care about those in michigan who wanted to vote for Obama?
mcCain 78% Obama 22%
I think we must ask puerto rico what they think about this, and decide the nomination based on that
I am more than ready for a new direction. If people are so happy with the war and the gas prices and rising inflation, then they should just write Bush on the ticket! Hillary is as selfserving as some of her supporters. They would rather see more soldiers die because their hopeful candidate is not nominated. They would watch America go into a deeper recession just because Hillary isn't around to lie any more. Just don't vote!!
Mark my words this date: if Hillary becomes Obama's VP, he will die in his presidency. It will take the American people many, many years to find out the truth, but it will come out – the Clintons will have had something to do with his death. Hillary will stop at NOTHING until she is the President.
Of course she's more caring. 16 years of working on health care for you and me? SHE doesn't need it – WE DO. Children's Defense Fund? She doesn't need that either. Or a host of other things she's worked on all her life. The Clinton Presidency will go down as the most successful in the latter half of the 20th century.
Obama – please. With any luck he'll be the biggest loser in the 21st century.
Hillary's speech was all about her and Obama's was about the country. I feel great that I cast my vote to the one that includes us as a country and people than the other. My vote went to Obama and I feel great about it. Why she didn't say good-bye to create unity in a party harshly divided is beyond me and is redundant of her demand to stay on a stage greater than she but one that belongs to the country's unity and future.
McCain will crush Obama
McCain all the way in 2008 if Hillary does not run as an independent in Protest of a Corrupt Party and way it worked when she won the populous, Let Obama and his supporters weep at McCains 67% win over Him in November!