January 26th, 2008
07:56 PM ET
15 years ago

Bill Clinton moves on to another campaign battleground

(CNN) - Bill Clinton’s impact on his wife’s presidential campaign is still being hotly debated, with exit polls out of South Carolina suggesting that his presence on the trail may have been a net negative for Hillary Clinton at the polls.

But as votes are still being counted in South Carolina, the former president is already stumping for his wife in a Super Tuesday state.

This evening, he appeared at an event in Independence, Missouri. The state, which neighbors Barack Obama's home state of Illinois, is expected to be a major battleground on February 5.

Barack Obama has already been endorsed by two of Missouri’s most high-profile Democratic women – Sen. Claire McCaskill and former Sen. Jean Carnahan, the widow of highly popular Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan.

The state's largest paper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has also endorsed Obama. In a Sunday editorial posted to the paper's Web site Saturday night, it pointed to what it called "Clinton fatigue."

The paper's editorial board also backed John McCain in Missouri's Republican primary vote.

 –CNN's Candy Crowley and Rebecca Sinderbrand

Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (138 Responses)
  1. Jose Card - Independent

    Thanks to the Clintons!
    They gave Obama the challenge that makes him the 2008 Dem nominee.

    January 27, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  2. Vivien CA

    To nadeem: The Clinton concession speeches are far superior to what Obama did when he lost in Nevada. Many of us remember that he skipped town without thanking his supporters or congratulating Senator Clinton on her win. Your guy has no idea how to run a respectful campaign.

    January 27, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  3. Siagian

    im suffering from "Clinton Fatigue"...that's right im sick and tired of dem Clintons...

    January 27, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  4. Eddie W.

    Again I am appalled at what Hillary Clinton says. This morning on Face The Nation
    when she was asked about the endorsement of Caroline Kennedy she replied
    " endorsements mean nothing,it is the voters who makes the decision".My question ....is she stupid or what? All important movers and shakers of this country should take note....GIVE YOUR ENDORESMENTS TO SOMEONE WHO WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT AND INFLUENCE..... OBAMA......
    By the way, I understand that Senator Edward Kennedy will endorse Senator Obama on Monday....OUCH! Hillary, and the two of you were so close.

    January 27, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  5. Shirley

    From Ohio here so still have time to decide who Im going for..One thing I have noticed since watching the blogs and comments for several weeks now , is that some of the obama supporters are so hateful in their comments and resort to name calling..Why do they feel so superior that they must resort to such tactics..As for the candidates, there are qualified ones on both side of the aisles..I just know whom I am NOT going to vote for, as I do NOT want to support someone who has a NON-NEGOTIABLE commitment to another country..I am commited to AMERICA only!!

    January 27, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  6. Mike

    Go Bill!!!! Go Hillary!!!! All the Way!!!!

    January 27, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  7. christine malloy

    At least they made a concession speach. Obama didn't even bother to concedde in Nevada. Go Hillary, go Bill, go Edwards!!! Obama is a mirage who can speak well. Let's hear more about his 130 present votes. Who was he avoiding alienating. Wonder what he would do in a cuban missle crise with the nucs aimed at us. Vote present?

    January 27, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  8. Becky Montgomery

    I would agree that Bill's statements help Obama, except for the fact that some people actually BELIEVE him. After all the lies and his being DISBARRED for lying. Incredible.

    January 27, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  9. kinnick

    Im suffering from media bia and hypocrite obama fatigue

    January 27, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  10. JW

    Bill Clinton;s is right on about Hillary and John McBORE. their matchup would put everyone to sleep.

    January 27, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  11. c martin

    Billary Clinton will not be back in the Oval office and if they are...god bless America...we will need it all over again.

    January 27, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  12. Adams

    Go Billary, all the way to the white house.

    Dont be distracted by all those nonloyals who want to risk everything for a
    science experment.

    January 28, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  13. Vman

    Bill please define "it" and then go home!

    OBAMA save us!!!

    January 30, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
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