February 19th, 2008
01:15 PM ET
14 years ago

Wisconsin voters brave cold; Hawaii voters enjoy warm weather

(CNN) - Voters in the latest battlegrounds for the Democratic presidential nomination faced very different treks to polls and caucuses Tuesday. Wisconsin voters braved single-digit temperatures and a windchill advisory while Hawaii caucus-goers expected to enjoy temperatures in the 80s.

Both groups will shape the course of the tight race between Democratic Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, while Wisconsin and Washington state voters could help Sen. John McCain finally knock his last major rival out of the Republican race.

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soundoff (130 Responses)
  1. carol disario

    Why does Obama get all the free rides and the media continually attack Hillary. He is just preaching to the media and crouds. Where is the beef? Will he be able to handle the attacks coming his way as Hillary has already experienced over the years? Words are just that, but experience and being tough when needed also counts.

    February 19, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  2. vince

    the problem is that when you claim you are inspirational and have a way with words, they have to be your own!

    McCain will have a field day with that one!

    Who were the two singers that ended their careers when people found out they were not the ones singing their songs:
    Milly & Vanilly or something like that! (not sure of the spelling, I was never a fan of those fakes, nor of Obama)

    February 19, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  3. JJJJJ


    February 19, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  4. RPF

    Sorry Senator McCain, Dr. Ron Paul is staying in the race all the way to the end - to the convention when the nominee will actually be selected.

    February 19, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  5. Brian

    Warm or cold, it's Obama's day... and Hillary better get out of the way!

    Obama '08!!!

    February 19, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  6. Jude

    People...we know how the Clintons are. We know the like to do anything to win a contest. But we can stop them right here, right now because we are tired of the non-sense, negative, stupid politic game that they always play. Don't be fooled by the Clintons because we know their character. Its time to "Stand for Change", its time to say "Yes We Can", Its time to move on, heal this country, unite this country and We can do it right here, right now. Obama is the only candidate who can bring real change, who can unite the country, who can bring a new mind set, new ideas, and bring some decency to the Oval office. We need CHANGE Now! not 4 years from now or 8 years from now...but Today. Lets make history...not be history. Vote for Barack because he's the only one who can do that! Obama 08! Real Change that We can believe in!

    February 19, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  7. masgap

    I just woted for Hillary Go Hillary

    February 19, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  8. Marc

    Poor Hillary: She doesn't understand that Obama used phrases that he and one of his national co-chairpeople agreed would be effective. Since Governor Duvall Patrick (MA-D) used them first and then suggested that Sen Obama use them it isn't plagerism. JFK with his ask not phrase paraphrased the words of a previous president.

    If Hillary wants to worry about honesty and integrity she should release her income tax returns, records concerning her role as First Lady and be open about who she really is.

    I'm a 60+, white, protestant, moderatly conservative Republican; however I am ready for change and will vote for Obama in November if he is the nominee. Otherwise I'll vote for McCain.

    February 19, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  9. Republican for Obama

    Ok, so it's been politics, politics lately....but did you have to and mention the great weather in Hawaii vs. freezing in Wisconson....now all I can think of is I wanna go to the alloha state.

    I give all the credit in the world to those going out to vote today especially those braving the weather. And just let me say good job to all those young voters who are getting involved...way to go.

    Yes we can,

    Jasmine, NC
    Obama 08

    February 19, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  10. Tim

    Team Clinton is trying last minute smear tactics.

    Don't let us down Wisconsin

    February 19, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  11. Sam Gonzales

    The truth of the matter is that Obama only offers his words. They should at least be his own. Is Deval Patrick going to give Obama ideas when he's in the White House? Yes, they all do it, they all take words and works from other politicians. Clinton has been running on her experience and her plans that she has laid out. The only thing Obama has done is effectively spoken to the American people about change. So do you see the characteristic difference and why this issue is important?

    February 19, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  12. Denise

    I thought it was the press that released this info, not Clinton? From what I undertand, Clinton camp responded to what was being reported in the news and being shown on You Tube.

    February 19, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  13. masgap

    I just woted for Hillary Go Hillary so excited I meant "voted"

    February 19, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  14. rachel

    I proudly casted my vote for Hillary today In Milwaukee, WI

    February 19, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  15. Rodney

    With all due respect, it is Obama who has come out with his plans months after Hillary's and would'nt you know that they are almost identical with a bit of tweaking. Obama is not the answer to our woes.
    GO HILLARY 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 19, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  16. josh

    HILLARY 08

    February 19, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  17. Casey

    I hope The Big Borrower- The Hope Pope and wife who just became proud to be an American are beginning to see where the crest of this cultish wave breaks: at the sea shore of reality. The truth is, he isn't even close to ready. Let's try in 2016 after 8 years of Veep. (Disclaimer: I actually like the guy).

    February 19, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  18. USA!! USA

    First Hillary Insults caucus goers, saying that they are irrelevant, then she clames that Obama stole someone else words, when the guy said it was ok. what is she playing at? America is Hillary actually working for us or against us? Why is she on the attack all the time. No wonder people don't like her political image, and Obama is getting all the support.


    Wisconsin xx

    February 19, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  19. Charles

    "Are we stupid?" Of course you are. As somebody from the Clinton's campaign said, if you're running on speeches, at least they should be yours. Nobody cares about what Patrick says, it is not betwen Obama and MA governor (who ran on speeches and promises and sounds like didn't succeed much in real life), this is between Obama and voters. He was too lazy to write his own speech for the important meeting; he's to lazy to wash so that his own kids wouldn't refuse to get in bed with him because he's "smelly" (accordig to Michelle Obama). imagine what's going to happen when, God forbid, he's a president of the country hisi wife has never been proud of until now.

    February 19, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  20. HRC4me

    Hillary does not copy Obama, in fact his economic policy outline copies hers almost to the word. I do not understand those who say that her truthful statements about what Obama does as being an attack. In a campaign she has every right to point out her opponents negative aspects. There is simply nothing wrong with it. In a campaign people are supposed to compete. That is what she is doing... emphasizing her strengths and pointing out his weaknesses... which is exactly what he does to her... but I don't hear you complaining about that! Wisconsin, Hawaii, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, etc... this country needs you to do the right thing... it is your judgement to use and we are counting on it at this critical moment. Obama is not ready, he needs more experience, and his arrogance has gone to his head. Vote for Hillary... she will do right by this country!!

    Hillary Clinton '08

    February 19, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  21. lamont, Las Vegas

    Hillary is too calculating and a bad match for a country looking for a good person, not hte best trained crook.

    February 19, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  22. david


    See ya soon in Texas!

    February 19, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  23. maeen mawari

    I second the comment above. Obama '08

    February 19, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  24. shelly

    WISCONSIN VOTERS: Is the weather preventing some people from getting out to vote?

    February 19, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  25. John

    Hillary Clinton's catch phrase has just got to be "You Know" Well Mrs Clinton we DO NOT KNOW about you Tax returns for the Charity and much else about your underhanded campaign. We don't know why you have Blocked the Ron Brown documentary, we don't know why you supported NAFTA. we don't know why you supported Bushes IRAQ war, we don't know why you so disparage hope, We don't know how your last attempt on health care failed,
    most of all we don't know if you have any good judgement at all whats the point of experience without good judgement.
    PS. You will never get the MANDATED health care plan through congress and the senate.

    February 19, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
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