January 18th, 2008
05:30 PM ET
15 years ago

America Votes 2008: Down to the wire

Watch Friday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

Watch Friday's highlight's from the campaign trail.

(CNN) - Around the clock campaigning has replaced sleep for most of the presidential candidates. In the latest edition of American Votes 2008, watch the candidates battle it out for their causes.

Related: Saturday’s Presidential primary in South Carolina is the first southern state to weigh in on the race to the White House. Listen to CNN’s Bill Caiaccio and Todd Shaw, a University of South Carolina associate professor of political science and African American studies, analyze what’s at stake for the Republican presidential candidates in South Carolina.

soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. keith Pike

    I would fret to over union pressure. They changed the rules back in march of 07. Its the unions last stand the deals have been made. If Hirllary can pull a win off,the Unions will realize that there weaker than they thougt. And will press hard for Obama.

    January 18, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  2. Tom Wittmann

    I am sure that CNN will report these news as as UNobjectively as
    before and focusing on the irrelevant and scandalous. It is sad what this once
    prestigeous CNN has become.

    There are some prestigeous commentators remaining, as Bill Schneider, whom I advise to look for another media company to act in, as your articles are buried below the sensacionalists. Did you look at the headlines of CNN.com, which look like the National Enquirer No.2 ??

    January 18, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  3. Independent in America

    "When Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate, he said he wished to get things done rather than grab headlines, and cited Hillary Clinton as the sort of workhorse he wanted to be." = google is your friend 🙂

    January 18, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  4. juanita

    The unions are weak. they are not stronge like they once were. With the unions down south you might as well not have one. They charge union dews, but give you nothing. I have no faith in unions anymore. you people in the unions don't let them make you vote for Obama. Vote for Hillary , she will help you more than the union will. Besides when you vote they don't know if you voted for Obama or Hillary, so vote your chose and make it count.

    January 18, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  5. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    Bill Schneider's commentary is definitely better than what's been on here lately. I'm impressed with the performance of Jeffrey Toobin. He's an up and comer in your political news . CNN needs more hardnosed analysts like these guys. You need to balance out the fluff. I realize you need to prop up the viability of the republicans to keep advertising dollars flowing. But at some point you have to do a reality check. Cafferty and Borger are funny in their opinionated way,but they're starting to act like barflies.

    January 18, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  6. Tom Wittmann

    Keith Pike

    I assume you are a Democrat. And I never heard complaint over the fact, that a
    dominant majority of unions always have endorsed this party !!!

    January 18, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  7. Ed vanwou

    As a Canadian interested in politics I am astounded by the discrepancy in media
    coverage. I thought all candidates would get fair coverage, but this is not the case.
    Sensationalism seems to be the halmark by which coverage is measured,not the issues and not the fact that the American voter deserves to be informed on all candidates and what they stand for. After all it is not the media that elects a President, but the voters. One only has to look at the blunders made in predicting some of the primaries to know that the "God" acting media would better act in the public interest if they showed more respect for the public's choice.

    January 18, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  8. Tom, Boston MA

    GOOGLE DEMOCRACY NOW, if you want real information and insightful analysis!!! Ditch these corporate media, as tens of millions have already done!!!

    CNN, you can try and censor me all you want, but your days are numbered! you' are going down the toilet with your real bosses, that is, Bush/Cheney/neo-con!!!

    January 18, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  9. sluggo

    moderators are censoring comments

    January 19, 2008 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  10. James Brown ( Independent )

    Do the right thing Nevada !

    Vote Obama 08

    January 19, 2008 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  11. Far Away

    So, what's your point Independent in America. Are you saying that in view of his statement, he should step aside and let the woman pass?

    Give me a break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 19, 2008 05:43 am at 5:43 am |
  12. A JOB or WAR

    I need a job not a WAR.

    Romney got the answers on economy.

    The Hucksters tax plan is a job killer.

    McCain just wants war.

    Romney is the only guy with credibilty on the economy.

    January 19, 2008 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  13. McCain Secret Deal

    McCain and Huckabee have a secret deal not to attack each other much.

    They have a secret partnership and I don't like it.

    January 19, 2008 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  14. shaun

    It seems as if hillary clinton is now encouraging union workers to vote, but 2 days ago it was just the opposite. The lawsuit she and her ring of thugs concocted didn't work, but now its the voting process that doesn't work. i think hillary needs to make a decision...are you for democracy or is it only convient with a check by your name.

    January 19, 2008 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  15. charlotte

    Come on General Election!! Then maybe we will get down to positions, but probably not, will just hear it from the other side...

    January 19, 2008 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  16. Jack form WV

    The unions are only as strong as the people they represent and how involved the people are in the union. So far all I read about is the constant bickering between Hillary and Obama. Can anyone recall what they stood for other than the buzz word change? CNN Chronic Nasty News. Press for the issues not the crape

    January 19, 2008 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  17. inguru

    nice article man

    January 19, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  18. Chris

    Anybody who seriously tries to get information beyond vote numbers from any media outlet-Fox or CNN or the networks is fooling himself. They are all profit centers and bought and paid for. It's worth tuning in for laughs–I especially like Hannity and O'Reilly on Fox and the "Wolf" and Lou 'I'm no racist" Dobbs on CNN. They are pitifully shallow, uninformed , and so obviously pushing their corporate sponsors' agendas that no intelligent person can take them seriously. If you want actual info try the BBC or any European outlet.

    January 19, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  19. Kathy

    What is it wth you newsmen? Have you ever heard of Ron Paul. Yes, he is still running for President. You mention everyone but him on the tv, on the web, on he radio.??? Wake up and smell the coffee, There are americans that know who he is, no thanks to you. What are you so afraid of that you want discuss him? You act like he is not a candidate. I am so sick of the media being biased. Do any of you have a ethics? Is it really fair to him to leave him out of the news????

    January 19, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  20. Nevada voter...


    January 19, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  21. Mario

    Old butter ball Clinton and her crap about unions telling people to vote or stay home is nothing but crap! plain and simple. Prove Hiltery, you werethe one that didn't want a union to vote in the caucuses in the Las Vega strip, so just shut you big beer hole!

    Gp Mitt!

    January 19, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  22. NFaye

    ROMNEY is our best hope for a strong economy. Romney has turned failing businesses into productive , profitable ones. Romney knows how to create and hold jobs. He has a history of asking the right questions, intelligent listening, careful analysis and evaluation, and dynamic leadership. Without a strong economy, nothing else works. WE NEED Romney's business expertise and new vision to create a leaner more efficient government. Romney is a man of integrity and high moral standards. The closer you examine his life and his family, the more you will like him. Vote wisely, vote for Romney!

    January 19, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    John McCain…change agent?

    Son-in-law of Arizona mafia connected Jim Hensley who worked for AZ mafia kingpin Kemper Marley who was tied to Sam Bronfman. Also connected to Keating Five and the Saving and Loan Scandal. Reporter Don Bolles was murdered by AZ mafia for looking too closely into business that was suspiciously close to McCain.

    January 19, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  24. Wahl

    Obama is raciest. Did anyone happen to see the last political debate on the topic of Bill Clinton being the first African American president becasue of what he did for Afrian Americans. Obama responded I would have to see his dance moves to see if he is infact a brother. So what if there is a disaster in a state with no brothers??

    January 26, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |