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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  1. Smarten UP

    GO Obama "YES WE CAN"

    and if HE doesn't

    HILLARY 08......

    anything But GW Bush again........I mean john mccain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 19, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  2. arlene lord

    Can we get some flashbacks on Hillary's speaches. Guess how many times she has copied Obama. Let's not forget "CHANGE".

    Hillary should take note about those who throw the first stone.

    February 19, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  3. wayne

    I think a Clinton/Obama ticket would be unstoppable. It will take the experience of Clinton and inspiration of Obama to get much of when they say done. Ticket can be either way but make no mistake; both will be needed. It may take 3 terms to get all that is needed completed. I am very concerned about the decline of our dollar and all the money we owe China. If they can't beat us, they'll buy us. As a veteran, I am very dishearted about the state of affairs. I am an independent but am leaning with the Dems this election. However, the general election is far from now so let's get the tcket out there and stop all this bickering. Otherwise, many independents will end up going Republican.

    February 19, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  4. Bob

    ...while Wisconsin and Washington state voters could help Sen. John McCain finally knock his last major rival out of the Republican race."

    Never! Ron Paul will prevail!!!

    February 19, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  5. Prince Obama08!

    Obama has no hidden agenda ,but Hillary does. She failed the declarfe her tax return whereas every other candidate have declare their.
    Her folks will twist every words Obama said to make him look bad, you why? She has nothing left for her to offer the public. The only way for her to capture the mind of the people is to tell them that Obama say this and say that.
    is that what American we use to jestify her candidacy? I don't think so, it is only a fool will vote for a candidat base on his mis speeches.
    Why can't she and her camp come out to the American people with what Obama has done wrong in the past or them should concentrate on her campaign.

    February 19, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. Doris Hook

    I don't know why the media is giving so much to Obama it is like
    they have written Clinton off, why if Obama want change what
    is he going to change so far he has not convinced me what he is going to do. why will he not debate clinton? I think we all know so
    get off Obama and give Hillary her chance in the news media.
    Obama should just be a partner with Hillary and wait his turn. do
    his duty to the country by voting in the senate. I would like to know
    how many meetings any of the canidate has attended and voted
    in the last year and we still have a year to go but they are still getting
    their pay

    February 19, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  7. Mike Jones

    Pro Clinton Canadian–Thanks for your 4 paragragh opinion. But your vote doesn't count down here in the U S of A. Hillary has no chance in Hades of having any of her legislation go through. The Congress will be more bogged down than it is now. She is too polarizing and the repubs will not reach across the aisle to work with her. Time for a change.

    February 19, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  8. Obama supporter

    Yeh Wisconsin voters!
    I am very proud of all of you for braving these temps.
    Obama needs all of our help!
    Tell everybody!
    Join the Movement.

    Obama '08

    February 19, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  9. T800

    To the Pro Clinton Canadian person

    Down hear we have this little thing called Tax Returns, and if you are running for president you should not hide them. She does.

    The people need to know that you have not sold our country to the highest bidder.

    "We the people" would like to see her Tax Returns!!

    February 19, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  10. Susan

    Please check the facts before you vote:

    1) Obama voted twice in 2006 to fund war.
    2) Obama voted for war appropriations.
    3) He voted to allow Bush to suspend the military withdrawal in Iraq.
    4) He voted for Bush's energy bill allowing oil companies, nuclear companies and such, nice tax breaks and subsidies.
    5) He voted to allow credit card companies to charge up to 30% interest on credit cards.
    6) He voted to expand NAFTA! But puts Hillary down for the same.
    7) He voted to increase student loan rates and fees.

    Is he for the working people, I think not!

    Please CNN post this and let the voters know what is going on.

    February 19, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  11. Dennis

    Obama is more than just a rock star. His supporters are more than just college kids. Obama appeals to the affluent, the poor, blacks, whites, latinos, men, women, young and old. The exit polls over the past month have proven this. Clinton supporters, it is time to catch up to the facts. Obama's base has expanded and continues to grow. If you want to criticize him, fine. However, try basing the criticism in fact. I wonder if many of you really know what Hillary's experience is that you keep touting as making her more prepared than Obama.

    February 19, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  12. Shahin

    I am sure that Hillary will be the American President. America is not ready to accept Black man as a President. It is true that America need a strong and intellectual man for the job. Because current administration has created a big economical hole which can be reconstruct by an intellectual man. But American had feel that they are white and they must vote for a white woman where as she had proved herself she is infact incapaciated to function as a decisive individual. Does America care? No. America is willing to sacrifies another trillion dollars just to keep white nationality moving. Go Hillary, go.

    February 19, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  13. Shackafella

    I'm not young, and I've already finished college. I voted for Bill Clinton twice. Hillary, is weak, divisive, and clearly not as organized as Obama. She is the one trying to fool people. They had a good scheme to get Bill back into the White House, but it's clearly not working. The American people were going to accept Hillary, because they like the idea of having Bill back. Now we actually have a better choice. If it were not for Bill, Hillary would not even be considered.
    The campaign tactics of the Clintons are disgusting! Good bye old politicians! This is not Cuba!

    February 19, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  14. Daryl, Tennessee

    I'm a big fan of history and the last 3 democratic "outsiders" that won the white house, Kennedy, Carter, Bill Clinton all had horrible intial years as president. They each made many mistakes and Carter really never recovered.

    I don't have 2 years to wait for Obama to learn the ropes, Bush has dug too deep a hole. I do believe that Clinton has the ability to make our administrative branch work immediately.

    PS – Wasn't it these same people, independents and college kids, who helped Bush win in 2004?

    February 19, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  15. Kay

    Obama has said that by the end of his first term in office, he will see to it that his universal heath care plan becomes law. I have not heard any timetable from Hillary.

    February 19, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  16. tc

    Now that Wisconsin knows what Michelle Obama thinks of their country, let's see how cold it REALLY gets out there tonight! Sanctimoniousness has a way of catching up with you!

    February 19, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  17. Nicholas

    "Hillary is the one who is magnificiently prepared."

    This is funny stuff. She was really prepared for this campaign!

    February 19, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  18. Charlotte

    I suppose Hillary also made Michelle say what she said? First time means you have never before, in my book.

    February 19, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  19. Carmel

    This crazy what Hillary pulled thru last night. just before the primary she come up with this crap. She has done it before in NH, she cried. Every time OBAMA is leading, she pulls some craps. American people need to wake up and smell the coffee. Hilary doesn't handle pressure wells. When she's under pressure she attacks. What kind of of leader is that???

    February 19, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  20. Bob

    I agree completely with the earlier comment by our Canada neighbor.
    Obama needs to show us something besides his great gift of speeches.
    Another 8 years for him to do that will be just right. Clinton in 2008, and Obama in 2016 (maybe).

    February 19, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  21. Alex - Wisc.

    – Clinton said during a rally in Madison, Wisconsin, Monday night. "We don't need a leap of faith. We don't need to have a beer with the next president. We had that president. Although, you know, I would be happy to have a beer, too, and talk about what we are going to do to solve our problems of the future," she added

    haha, is she trying to relate to us here in the beer capital. as a wisconsinite i must say i loves my beer but her saying she'd like one didn't change my vote today cause i also loves me some obama!

    February 19, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  22. Puddytat

    I hope that people will be able to get out

    " OUR BASE WAS DISPIRITED" ???? you bet JUAN McCain ! ! ! YOU SIR are a Bush Clone . NOTHING you say can be trusted for the GOOD of the people.

    By the way , ARE SOME OF THOSE COWS that are being tortured all the way to the slaughter house ...by people doing "THE JOBS THAT AMERICANS WON'T DO " some of the BUSH CATTLE ?

    Hang in there HUCKABEE ... we know who the BEST man is ! Don't YOU be bullied by the thugs that slither around on the JUAN McCain B.S. Traitor Express .

    Juan McCain DOES NOT carry the INDEPENDENT's ! ! ! Repub's like him are the reason everybody changed to INDEPENDENT ...
    We'll vote DEM just to keep McCain out in NOV.

    GOV. CRIST needs to get back to Fl. and quit partying on the JUAN MCCAIN B.S. EXPRESS with FLORIDA tax payers money ! ! ! ! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 19, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  23. ben

    Hey all you old people... When I was young it was true we could learn a lot from the elderly. Now I am old, we could learn a lot from the young.
    They are far more edjucated than we were. They are far more knowledgeble on the world situation than we were. I still can't use a cell phone properly and as for computers, I know how to turn one on,and thats all.
    I will vote for Obama.

    February 19, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  24. Colin

    Here's how Wisconsin is going to go tonight:

    Obama – Democrat
    McCain – Republican

    Obama will eek out over Clinton

    McCain will thrash Huckabee. Huckabee lives & dies by the religious conservative vote and Wisconsin has few religious conservatives. I know because I'm a Wisconsinite.

    February 19, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  25. Mike

    We can see if Obama has snowed everyone there too.

    Dont buy the Audacity of Hype, vote for the real person Hillary Clinton!

    February 19, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
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