March 6th, 2008
09:45 AM ET
15 years ago

Democratic campaign shifts to Wyoming

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Bill Clinton is heading to Wyoming."] (CNN) - Wyoming – the home state of Vice President Dick Cheney – is not usually a pit stop on the Democratic presidential campaign trail. But late this week, the state finds itself the Democratic destination of choice, with visits from former President Bill Clinton and the two remaining White House hopefuls, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

The former president, campaigning for his wife, is making several stops in the state Thursday. And Hillary Clinton and Obama head to the state Friday – with both planning a stop in Casper (population: roughly 50,000).

“Seriously, I never imagined when I took this job that we would see the day when the two front-runners for the Democratic presidential nomination would hold events in Wyoming on the eve of our county caucuses,” Wyoming Democratic Party spokesman Bill Luckett wrote on the state party’s Web site Thursday. “I think there’s a reasonable chance we’ll get our 15 minutes in the national spotlight when the deal goes down on Saturday.”

With just over 600 delegates left at stake in the Democratic presidential race, every remaining contest is seen as crucial to both Clinton and Obama. No polling has been conducted in the state, though the Illinois senator has held the advantage in most caucus contests to date.

(Post updated 1 p.m. ET to add travel details for both candidates)

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soundoff (119 Responses)

    Get the Hook. I can't watch the Clinton's on the
    news for another 8 years.

    Bill is a liar. Hillary is a liar. Bush is a liar. Do Americans
    like liars? Then vote for one and get the same old politics.

    Obama 2008

    March 6, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  2. Alecki

    All Americans should reinvestigate issues that were mentioned to the press then make your own conclusions:

    Resko of Chicago
    Farrakhan Nation of Islam from Chicago
    Trinity United Church of Christ inChicago

    Draw your own conclusions

    March 6, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  3. Ochoano

    Moms, please do not lend your teens your cars you they won't caucus in Wyoming. They don't know what they're voting for. Please allow them to watch MTV and VH1 all night long.

    March 6, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  4. Mike, Arkansas

    Bill can campaign for his wife all he wants.. he screws up anything he touches anyways.. no pun in that. Bill has a worse scandal history than Hillary does so go right ahead. THe Billary continues. HE just wants in the white house to mess with the aides you all should know that by now.

    March 6, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  5. Bison (Anchorage)

    Clare, that is some of the worst grammar I have ever seen. Also, I am afraid that you don't actually understand what the qualifications are to run for President of the United States. Please, do everyone a favor, and educate yourself.

    Also, work on your reading comprehension. The fact is, most Obama supporters are more than happy to have Bill on the campaign trail. Overall, he has done much more to help Obama.

    March 6, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  6. Ron, NJ

    Why should Wyoming or any other state vote for Clinton...if you listen to her campaign you'd think the United States was CA, MA, OH, and PA.

    March 6, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  7. April Garlow

    Bullying seems to work well for Obama ,that's why caucuses are where he shines. Voting by coersion and intimidation doesn't seem like voting at all.

    March 6, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  8. Politico Jonze

    I know we are unchartered waters, but a former president campaigning in a primary doesn't seem right. Maybe somebody here will know, did George Sr. campaign for George W. during the 2000 Republican Primary?

    If Hillary wins Wyoming, it will be a huge win for her, however if she loses it's a caucus red state anyways...

    March 6, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  9. Jen


    March 6, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  10. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    The republicans were smart enough to dump Giuliani, why aren't we smart enough to dump the Clintons with all their baggage. Wake up democrats, Hillary won't have a chance as the nominee. Vote Obama.

    March 6, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  11. Keri-Texas

    ...and GDK, if you count MI and FL she is winning hands down.
    I thought NObama said he wasn't your father's politician. Looks like he is, even worse he's the wolf in sheep's clothing. He pretends to be a saint when he's another devil in disguise. I know what I get with Hillary, faults and all. And I like it!!!

    Hillary 2008!!!!

    just say not to GOP

    March 6, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  12. Goodheart

    Obama can only win small states and caucuses (where not everyone votes). Of course in Wyoming, they might not stand for the Obama campaign. Look out Obama....big states are coming up and you will lose. Go Hillary!

    March 6, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  13. K.Celina IL

    Voters read the article in CHICAGO TRIBUNE , today is the court trial related to Rezko. You could learn more about the candidate from ILL
    Go to :

    Vote for AMERICAN GRIL HILLARY 2008 !!!!!!!!!!

    March 6, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  14. Nelson, Colorado Springs Co

    Is Bill Clinton running for president again? I hope he don't say the wrong thing Again, that will hurt Sen Clinton like he did in South Carolina

    March 6, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  15. Dani

    Hillary will be campaigning in those states, just as Barack will. Bill Clinton is making his appearance ahead of Hillary. Get over it.

    March 6, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  16. Mississippian


    Why did you let Hillary Clinton's comments that the media is tougher on her influence your campaign coverage? I have always respected CNN and grew up watching CNN (thanks to my father). You indeed played into exactly what Hillary Clinton was trying to accomplish, dirty politics. Please don't continue this practice and fall prey to such tactics. Don't feel bad for her. If Obama is a winner, he's just a winner. Thanks.

    A Mississippian for Obama

    March 6, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  17. John in Charlotte

    Barack is going to drink Hillary's milkshake in Wyoming and Mississippi as the race becomes more out of reach for her.

    By the way, Obama won Texas, check the delegates when the caucus results come in. The firewall has been destroyed.

    Yes we can!!
    Obama 08

    March 6, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  18. sw

    Obama will lose, and the black community will lose even more if you continue just vote for color, it will turn away people of other races, because they know no mater what they helped you, you will not show any appreciation, will be easily lured away by a guy having a same skin color.

    For others to treat you equally, you have to treat yourself equally, and you have to treat others equally. You people have been so unfair to Bill, some people like Ophra and Jeckson try to tell people this is a black white thing, which is wrong, this is selecting a President, you have to choose the one with the most experience, the one who most qualified. Ophra can just have some fun out there, and return to her billion dolar mansion without having to worry about her next meal or her house, I bet most of the black people has to worry about their job and house, not many of you can get a house $300,000 below market value, do you?

    March 6, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
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