January 29th, 2008
08:28 PM ET
15 years ago

Scenes from the trail: Obama in Kansas City


A cameraman films Sen. Barack Obama as he campaigns in Kansas City, Missouri Tuesday.
(Photo Credit: David Allbritton/CNN)

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
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  1. opinion

    why is cnn erasing my comments? I will not go for Obama no matter what, I will vote rather for rep. Hillary, Edwards or rep.

    January 30, 2008 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  2. JohnS

    Watch LOU at CNN

    The voters in NH are upset with the Clintons. They are angry because they state that the Clintons have "played hem as suckers." For some reason, Hillary promised NOT to participate actively in the FL process!!! Wake up people, there GOES the Clintons again!!!!!

    January 30, 2008 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  3. Amy

    You perhaps noticed that in Florida, the black votes went over 70% to Obama. How was that race card again? that poor Obama never plays (or benefits) while all others who ask him "what's the beef" are the racists.


    January 30, 2008 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  4. Jay

    Hillary tied Obama and Edwards in Florida and will divide the 0 delegates. Please, this is a fruitless victory and Hillary must think we're brain dead if she thinks we believe she won fairly.

    Seriously, why vote for her? She has been caught lying numerous times and her husband is a bully. Do we really want to listen to her depressing speeches for the next four years? I'd rather vote for Obama who talks as one of the people by saying "we" and "us", instead of "I" and "me".

    As a 18 year old high school student in Washington state, I can't wait to vote for Obama! Very exciting. My whole family will go vote for him, even my dad who is a long time republican. He can unite us. Yes we can. Yes we can. Yes we can.

    January 30, 2008 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  5. Amy R.

    Obama is a once in a generation candidate. He is fresh and inspiring. This is about old status quo versus a new future for this country.

    No matter how Hillary spins it, she will not be able to stop this movement. Help turn the page America. Our brightest days are ahead of us with Obama '08!

    January 30, 2008 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  6. Sam

    Obama is a once in a generation candidate. He is fresh and inspiring. This is about old status quo versus a new future for this country.

    No matter how Hillary spins it, she will not be able to stop this movement. Help turn the page America. Our brightest days are ahead of us with Obama '08!

    January 30, 2008 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  7. Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky

    Truth, CNN doesn't like my comments too, because I support Hillary. They put on my comment, "your comment is awaiting moderation" every single time. I posted same content with others, there are several hundreds false comments, CNN doesn't like the truth, my comments are all true. I cancelled Foxnews and MSNBC channel yesterday, I found CNN is unreliable media too.

    January 30, 2008 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  8. Reggie , Anaheim, Ca.

    Yeah Obama is the new face of America that will allow
    others in the World take note that we mean to klean up
    our act from what the pinheads / traitors have done
    over the past 30 yrs.

    Obama / Edwards

    January 30, 2008 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  9. John

    What a uniter even could not face his colleague. Obama is a liar.

    January 30, 2008 01:37 am at 1:37 am |
  10. Lou Brock

    It's funny how Hillary supporters take such joy out of a victory... In a state that nobody competed for! So much for inevitability!!!

    How far Hillary and Guliani have fallen since the summertime!

    But as Dems, lets relax, and may the best candidate win! The '08 Convention is going to be spectacular!!!!

    January 30, 2008 01:53 am at 1:53 am |
  11. Lou Brock

    A couple quick questions:

    If all the candidates, from Clinton to Gravel, agreed not to campaign and compete for FL in agreement with the DNC's sanctions....

    1. Why was Hillary in Florida campaigning, oops, I mean fundraising prior to the election?
    2. Why did Hillary hold a rally there the day of the election?
    3. And why are Clinton supporters doing a victory lap, for an election that NO ONE competed for (wink, wink)?

    Is it that bad now? I guess inevitability left the building long ago!

    Edwards the King or Queenmaker!!!!

    January 30, 2008 02:01 am at 2:01 am |
  12. Lou Brock

    CNN states:

    "All the major Democratic candidates had pledged not to campaign in Florida following national party sanctions that rendered the contest irrelevant to the presidential nominating process. None of the candidates have visited, except for private fundraisers, and none have advertised in the state.

    But over the past few days, the Clinton campaign called for the Democratic National Committee’s decision not to seat Florida’s delegates at the party’s summer convention to be reversed; announced several major state endorsements, like U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson; and revealed plans for a major election night celebration in the state featuring a visit from Hillary Clinton herself – all factors which may have helped sway late-deciding voters."

    Can anyone point to anything that Edwards or Obama have done to campaign in FL? *crickets*

    Edwards the King or Queenmaker

    January 30, 2008 02:06 am at 2:06 am |
  13. cheryl Arizona

    Obama supporters should be getting nervous if he is up against McCain since he gets a lot of votes from independents along with the republicans. This is the same dynamics Obama is going for along with the younger generation. Obama has called people from the 90's the past so many times how does he expect to get votes from the baby boomers such as myself. I thought about and as i have gotten older I am more open minded and wiser in decisions I make more so then when you are younger and make decisions on the spur of the moment or what the fad of the week is. As you are older you have more life experience to base your judgement on. I guess this is why I have not been taken by Obama because they media has made him the rock star. He talks about the past like there was nothing good about it. But I remember good things from the 90's and how today seems like it was in the 80's. Housing market down, recessions, americans hurting, Iran Contra. So please base your decisions on common sense not what they media pushes to get ratings. If Obama is what you want vote for him but you don't have to show hatred for other candidates.

    January 30, 2008 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
  14. Christian, South Africa

    Obam is the future for US

    January 30, 2008 02:08 am at 2:08 am |
  15. Renee

    You people need to STOP STOP this MESS this is suppose to be a wonderful time because History is about to be made never before was there a Women or African American Man this close to become President. Lets embrace this time and whom ever is seen as the best tjo lead this country in a positve direction. Let us all just try tjo accept it and get along for the better of this country..

    January 30, 2008 02:19 am at 2:19 am |
  16. Another Steve

    CNN. Where's the Bill? Haven't seen him around lately? Guess he sorta wore thin on people. I can't imagine Bill Clinton keeping quiet for long. Bill we miss your oratory skills of foot in mouth.

    As for people being stupid Angela. A vote for Hillary is a vote for someone easily as polarized as George Bush. If she could possibly get in, which remains to be seen if nominated. You are gonna get more gridlock outta Hillary in the end except it will be the Democratic version. I say in the end as the new congress will be Democratic controled and your tax increases will help for all the new mandated social plans coming our way. In the end, Hillary's hands on approach at micro management will doom much of her policies and effective change. Now on the other hand you can get a person that is a intellectual thinker like Obama that understands you give the motivation and inspiration then pick the best and brightest persons that come forward to do the work and make compromises that actually work and accomplish the serious issues we all face. I'm an independent so I do see a little of necessity mixed with desire as that is how things get done. We have a chance in this country to unite and do much better with the correct leadership.

    January 30, 2008 03:13 am at 3:13 am |
  17. observer

    Does anyone know if the Kennedys still swim as well as they use to?

    January 30, 2008 03:29 am at 3:29 am |
  18. BB, MO

    Obama is the man.. Yeah Hillary won in Floriday, but know one really cares not even the press. The press on MSNBC and all the other news shows are for Obama but they really can not come out and say. Hillary is just not Pres material. Plus she lies BIG TIME. Super Tuesday is the day. She has gotten so hard up she has put her daughter on the trail. Someone a month ago would not talk to the press, but now times are hard and she was in the STL at UMSL speaking to young adults. What a joke.

    January 30, 2008 04:02 am at 4:02 am |
  19. MB, Louisiana

    In response to JohnS.

    The Obama ad is NOT BY CNN. The Obama ad is by Obama running on CNN. At least I hope that is the case, because if the add is BY CNN then we are all in a huge mess of trouble.

    The ad is paid for by Obama. He chose to run the ad nationwide. The other candidates didn't do that. Who's the liar now?

    January 30, 2008 06:55 am at 6:55 am |
  20. Geesh

    Hillary took the time to "thank" florida voters but didn't "thank" sc voters.....things that make you go hummmmm

    January 30, 2008 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  21. colorblind

    Congrats to Hillary you WON!........ even though 0 points were scored and no one else was playing... that's funny LOL

    January 30, 2008 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  22. alfred catter

    Don't be afraid of the changes this great country of Us needs.We can't keep pulling
    the old carriage for ever,this is not a kingdom that the leadership of the country is inherited.The new generation has a different view and opinion of what they want
    for the USA. that's why they are pulling for Obama.We all should follow them and
    unite all americans so we can work together with Obama for a New and Equally
    America for ALL.

    January 30, 2008 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  23. Michelle, AL

    Let me ask.. if we had a SERIOUS foreign policy crisis, such as a terrorist attack, or a rogue dictator threatening the US.. do you really think Obama is ready to handle that?

    He can have all the advisors he wants to help him formulate an opinion. I'd rather have someone with the gumption and intelligence to be ready to handle those types of situation immediately.

    January 30, 2008 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  24. Josh Denver, CO

    If Barack thinks it's a big whoop to call Hillary Bushlite –

    Would he be offended if the GOP dubs him Reaganlager?

    Maybe he should consider asking McCain if he can be his running mate! They'd make a good pair 😉

    January 30, 2008 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  25. Jim Kansas

    Lets see how bad the National Republican Party can really mess up the nation, give the Democratic nomination to Obama and see 4 more years of Republican rule, this time with no surplus and no balance budget just more good old trickle down economics. That is the middle and lower income Americans will rake in the pennys tossed them from corporate America.

    January 30, 2008 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
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