January 12th, 2008
07:15 PM ET
10 years ago

Ballot Bowl Highlights


(CNN) – The race for the White House fans out to Michigan, South Carolina, Nevada, and Florida now that Iowa's caucuses and New Hampshire's primaries are over. CNN continues to provide complete coverage of the presidential hopefuls as they battle for their party's nomination. If you missed any of CNN's Ballot Bowl programming Saturday, you can catch the highlights here:

Video: Clinton: 'We need a change of heart'

Video: McCain: 'We can create jobs here'

Video: Giuliani on tax reform

Video: Huckabee: 'We value life'

Video: Obama: 'Yes we can'

Video: Edwards: Value U.S. workers

Video: Romney: 'Washington is broken'

Video: Thompson: 'What you see is what you get'

Video: Poll: McCain a threat to Dems

- CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart

soundoff (65 Responses)
  1. Nate

    It's kind of sad that all of the candidates except Fred talk about what they want to do for the country. Fred just says he's laid back and that's why he's done nothing about campaigning, and somehow doesn't think that is a negative. Frankly it sounds lazy. Then he rolls into attacking another candidate rather than talking about his own plans. Please Fred start telling us why you should be president if you really think you are right for the job and stop just spewing about why someone else shouldn't be.

    January 12, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  2. Dave

    It would be amazing to see as much national coverage on Ron Paul's political views and campaign that his 15 year old newsletter did. It is becoming increasingly scary how far gone our nation really is . . .

    January 12, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  3. Fusion

    Its not, and the only person spreeding racisim is you "K, WI". No one wants to hear what the CLAN has to say.

    January 12, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  4. Hillarylover in Texas

    K WI They are saying that its a bunch of BS. I have checked out the church and agree with you. It isn't his name, his half color or his church. Obama doesnt have what it takes. It anit his name it's his game that we are leary of.

    I just saw him on a video. Was just curious. Guess what he said the same old same old. YAWN. Change is good as long as you got what it takes to make it happen. He doesn't. He reminds me of a child in a grown mans body. He is a snob. He is arrogant. He is misleading. you get the jest of it..........

    I will not vote for Obama. Not today Not ever.

    January 12, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  5. EDK

    Get the Facts:
    NEWSWEEK: "Dueling chain e-mails claim he's a radical Muslim or a 'racist' Christian. Both can't be right. We find both are false. If these two nasty e-mail messages are any indication, the 2008 presidential campaign is becoming a very dirty one. One claims that Obama is 'certainly a racist' by virtue of belonging to Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ, which it says 'will accept only black parishioners' and espouses a commitment to Africa. Actually, a white theology professor says he's been 'welcomed enthusiastically' at the church, as have other non-blacks. Another e-mail claims that Obama 'is a Muslim,' attended a 'Wahabi' school in Indonesia, took his Senate oath on the Koran, refuses to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and is part of an Islamic plot to take over the U.S. Each of these statements is false. These false appeals to bigotry and fear remind us of the infamous whispering campaign of eight years ago, when anonymous messages just before the South Carolina primary falsely accused Republican candidate John McCain of fathering an illegitimate child by a black woman."

    THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: "'Trinity UCC is rooted in and proud of its Afrocentric heritage,' [Rev. John H. Thomas, the UCC's general minister and president] said. 'This is no different than the hundreds of UCC churches from the German Evangelical and Reformed stream that continue to own and celebrate their German heritage, insisting on annual sausage and sauerkraut dinners and singing Stille Nacht on Christmas Eve. Recognizing and celebrating our distinctive racial-ethnic heritages, cultures, languages and customs are what make us unique as a united and uniting denomination.' While Trinity UCC is predominately African American, it does include and welcome non-Black members. The Rev. Jane Fisler-Hoffman, Illinois Conference Minister, who is white, has been a member of the congregation for years."

    January 12, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  6. EDK

    Let's get FACTS STRAIGHT and do REAL RESEARCH before we attempt to diminish a candidate's good name.

    January 12, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  7. D. LEWIS 46

    The last comment MADE BY "K, WI" was that barack's church was creepy and racist. WELL I VIEWED THE WEB SITE and saw a well organized church established on the foundation of the HOLY BIBLE. Remember this one thing about the origin of the Christian Church and that is; Christianity was born on the African continent not in any other country. The Son of God -Jesus was born nazurite which was according to the the book of lamitations a people whos skin was black as a coal. Read your bible and note the geografical locations of the people, places and events and you will see for your self that the old and new testaments characters and locations were found on the African Continent. Why is it when African Americans try to support their on race in a right and positive way, some people feel uncomfortable. When a white American candidate attend a Roman Catholic Church and support that religous cause, no one ever queston that or think it's creepy. GOD'S PEOPLE COME IN ALL SHAPES, SIZES, AND RACES,,, GET USE TO IT AND STOP THE HATE SPREADING. GO OBAMA

    January 12, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |


    January 12, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
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    January 12, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  10. Mrs. America

    There was ballot bowl programming for THIS Saturday, as in the day that's just ending? How did I not know about this? I read the Ticker and watch the Sit Room. Perhaps I was napping. Well, I hope it will rerun tonight, as I love the ballot bowl.

    January 12, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  11. Doc

    K, WI.. theres noway Obama is part of that church.

    January 12, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  12. Bruce Taylor

    Senator Clinton just has not figured out how to say anything original. She is busy taking all Senator Obama's words and making a callow attempt to make them her own. However,all voters should be aware of her one original moment of foreign policy experience,the enabling of President Bush to rush headlong and now become ensnared in Iraq. Maybe by November if she is the nominee,she will be simply echoing Senator McCain's words and thus be soundly beaten. If the Democratic Party does not embrace its future and that of the nation in Senator Obama rather than its past in Senator Clinton it may simply become irrelevant. Trying so desperately to embrace an archaic Clinton myth does not show political creativity or leadership,only an unwillingness to change. Its opinions and stances seem to be aging rapidly,its political heirarchy of Howard Dean,Terry McAuliffe,and Bill Clinton self-serving. It is time to shed the myth and adopt the future. This campaign is not about gender or a simple change of party,it is about the ability to present a national and world vision and to lead toward that vision. The presentation of myth will not suffice the reality.

    January 12, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  13. kathryn

    WOW-Obama who I also think is a boring activist that seems to think he is the reincarnation of MLK's spirit concerns me gravely. Although I know Senator Clinton is qualified and will defeat him. Obama is an activist that has no original message and seems to have a subliminal message of blacks are still oppressed with civil liberties. What a crock, he as a black (although we know black/white) man that had rights to vote 50 years earlier than I did as a woman. So, as Bill said, "Give me a break" and as I will say, "Cut the crap and the targeting of the youth of America because your demographics of nationality fit better and they are easily persuaded through emotionalism that you were such a miracle of your time in achievement. What Obama was is a product of a male dominated system and the capatilization of his race to proceed with the umbrella of all the racial bigots such as Jesse Jackson, Sharpton and gang to claim racism on his behalf if anyone gets in his way, because he is literate and articulate, but so clueless." HE IS NOT QUALIFIED to become President and he is to ignorant to realize that his important supporters of the political system are after a Republican President at his expense and Hillary's. His gift is activism not the responsibility of the Presidency at this time. Besides - does he really think saying–"YES WE CAN" (which he stole from a previous campaign) and singing Kumbyei to world leaders is going to have them all come to the hot dog stand in dowtown Chicago and munch on a Sabrett together before they go home and have a lovefest with their neighbors. Get a grip–this is not 'child's play'. This is not a testosterone driven solution. This is a woman's job to clean house and manage the household again–how is that for sexism. GO HILLARY–YOU ARE QUALIFIED.

    January 12, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  14. charlotte

    I listen, and I have found my ears. I hear the change,jingling in my pocket because it's all that's left of my dollar. I hear the same words over and over. When I am president I will change the way business is done. Are we having a total re-election? The same politicians are going to be there waiting to show you how, the cow ate the cabbage. Not much will change, we the people have lost our voice, save the election process, it's all we have to work with. The president tries to get things done, I will try my hardest would be a better, more realistic word. They do have power over the military, hence IRAC. They can be arrogrant, as the current one is. But, then with term limits what he got to lose. Most presidents listen a little better when they have a re-election to think about. Maybe we would be better off without the two term limit. Roosevelt won a third term, as a write in no less less, what a feat, what a man....

    January 12, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    Please stop insulting this man and his heritage.

    January 12, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  16. Heather, Chicago IL

    where's ron paul??

    January 12, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  17. reasonable person

    Nevada Caucus goers remember.....Obama was FOR YUCCA before he was supposedly against it....sounds like Kerry to me!!!! hhhhmmmmmm Hillary has always been against Yucca!!!!

    January 12, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  18. reasonable person

    NO TO OBAMA>>>>YES FOR HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 12, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  19. Will

    Can we please stop insulting this man and his heritage.

    Please let us not forget his mother is white and his father is black. He is for both people.

    January 12, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  20. Hope

    we continue to support Clinton and will continue to support this remarkable woman who will take this country "To boldly go where no man has gone before."

    January 12, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  21. Bryan

    If Obama is a racist, he sure hides it well. Have you been watching his speeches, or listening to him talk? He has a track record as a legislator for over ten years. He is no Manchurian candidate. Fears of that happening have already been realized – GWB said he didn't want to involve us in external conflicts – insulting the Clinton record, but then sucked us into this disastrous war. There's your Manchurian candidate.

    He is well respected among whites – even white republicans that I know. After all, he was raised by his white mother. I don't think he is a black candidate in the role of Jessie Jackson, but really a whole new rubric we have yet to see much of in politics. Mixed race, international background, moderate, and a new generation. We need a moderate finally back in the White House.

    Obama is the best choice for president in 2008.

    January 12, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  22. BD

    McCain is a hot head. He is the last guy we want with his finger on the nuke trigger!

    Mitt is the only one who can beat the Dems in November.

    January 12, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  23. concerned citizen, Mesa, Arizona

    Went to site you recommended about Obama's church. Eye opening. Seems they are really pushing Africa. Did they say they are the chosen ones?

    January 12, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  24. Will

    This issue was already brought up and addressed early last year. He grew up in a Caucasian Christian faith school is because his mother was Caucasian. When he became a civil rights lawyer for Latino Black White and anyone who could not afford he wanted to live in their environment and part of that environment was the church in this area. This area had a lot of issues with crime. He was providing inspiration to people. He got several people to turn their lives around while he was there.

    If you know anything about Chicago South Side you would know that you can not go into certain neighborhoods or else. This was the closest and safest church he could go to.

    Also, at college I have very good friends who are Asian who goes to Asian Churches written only in the Asian language. As long as they believe in God that is all that should matter.

    January 12, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  25. Will

    Also when he grew up in the all Caucasian church as a child and most of his adult hood this was not an issue. When he experiences his other side (father) it is. Double standard wouldn’t you say.

    I feel I can speak like this because I am mixed (Black, Italian) and I do look good. I represent both of my cultures proudly.

    January 12, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
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