April 22nd, 2008
09:30 PM ET
15 years ago

Is Obama shaping up to be another Dukakis?


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(CNN) - Watch Chief National Correspondent John King provide a historical analysis of presidential primary results in Pennsylvania as he explains why the Clinton campaign may be trying to cast Sen. Barack Obama as another Michael Dukakis in the minds of the Democratic Party’s superdelegates.

soundoff (166 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    all the other conversations are closed. Would love to know why CNN closes them so quickly.
    But if you really think Obama will win in the fall, I'm not sure. I am an independant that has 80% of the time voted Democratic.10% Republican and 10% stay home if there is no canidate I can support. I believe that alot of the new voters will be the same way and alot of Hillary supporters are the same way. So he will lose some of the democratic votes being cast through out this primary. He is no shoe in in November .
    I will be staying home in November if Hillary doesn't win. I won't vote for McCain and I won't vote for Obama.
    So I can see where Obama could be the next Dukakis

    April 22, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |

    Obama keep going baby and don't give up! God does not love ugly and Hillary is definitely ugly inside and out!! Unfortunately, the elderly in PA just couldn't see through all the bull!

    Obama for President, Yes We Can and Yes We Will!

    April 22, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  3. Jacob

    Well this is telling. All the Obama folk seem to be upset and lashing out like wounded animals. Remember guys, the Clintons are some of the biggest liberals in America. Would you really prefer McCain's 100 year war?

    April 22, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  4. Kimberly

    WOW JOHN KING AND CAMPBELL (whatever her last name is!!! EVERYDAY YOU PROVE TO ME HOW MUCH YOU LOVE HILLARY!!! Either that, or you're on her payroll. It's honestly a disgusting lack of professinalism..CNN has disappointed me so much, by all this anti-Obama press! If it would be the other way around and Hillary was in Obama's shoes, you wouldn't even pay attention to Obama!!!


    April 22, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  5. g.r.

    You people are skanks. Are you covering the Clintons Fraud Hearing 4/25/08, in L.A. I am sure you know. Where did you go to school. We will win the war.
    Obama '08

    April 22, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  6. Jeff - Dallas

    Geez, could you imagine the uproar if Hillary was compared to a personality percieved as negative? Bill would pop a vein, Hillary would shed another crocodile tear, and Chelsea would refuse an interview.

    April 22, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  7. Terri S

    Barack Obama is light years ahead of Michael Dukakis in every way. GO OBAMA!

    April 22, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  8. Obama Mama

    To counter your stupidity in asking such a question, I just sent Sen. Obama $100.

    April 22, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  9. Jim

    Limbaugh had actively urged his Texas listeners to cross over and vote for Clinton in that state's open primary, arguing it helps the Republicans if the Democratic race remains unsettled for weeks to come.

    She's broke but she's still getting large numbers in votes. That don't add up.

    April 22, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  10. The American public

    CNN is very biased in their news coverage for their candidate Barrack Hussain Obama white. They have becaome the joke network in television and the news media. Fox news is even looking very good these days compared to the lies that this derogatory jerry springer network.

    April 22, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  11. CNN for McCain?

    Is it me or is CNN so negative on Hillary because she is the candidate that can beat McCain? My opinion is that CNN is for McCain, which is not a bad choice.

    The analyst looked so odd trying to disect Hillary's win from every angle. I'm uncomfortable for the analyst.

    April 22, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  12. honesty

    YEAP!!! AND WORSE!!!!!!


    April 22, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  13. Clyde Nashville

    Obama, will win this race and Hillary will continue to cry, lie and cheat her way until she lies on herself and comes clean. Do you smell what Barack is cooking............

    OBAMA O8

    April 22, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  14. charleychaplin

    All the media slighting, insults, name-calling, condemnations, ridicule and even every one of the news anchors and each and every talking head on the TV attacking her; and every major news paper columnist insulting, trashing and ridiculing her, in spite of her own long time colleagues Sen. Kerry and Sen. Kennedy, Sen. Bill Bradley, Gov. Bill Richardson and may others betraying her and turning their backs on her and endorsing and campaigning for opponent─ the new kid on the block Sen. Obama─ in spite of shocking defeats and setbacks she had suffered, she had persevered, she had come back to show her power, and persistence, with more determination; more humbleness and grace. She’s my hero; my shinning knight in armor who fights relentlessly for us humble folk like us, the downtrodden and the disenfranchised, the shift workers, the poor, the immigrants, the ridiculed, the neglected; we the toilers for our hourly-wagers, the elderly and the disabled, she’s our champion! For us she cuts a heroic figure, because she keeps on fighting for us! With her determination and tenacity she had shown she’s more than ready to lead our great land; and with the help of humble folks like us─ not like snobs in the media, I know some of you in the media want to burn her on a stake, but at the end mark my words ─I know she will triumph over all adversity; I know she’s make history! Hillary Clinton is my Joan of Arc!

    April 22, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  15. Jack Robertson

    The comparison to Dukakis is an insult to Barack Obama. Obama is by a landslide the more intelligent of the two men. CNN, like other pro-Clinton media outlets, is merely providing more negative spin about Obama in order to bolster Hillary's losing crusade for the Democratic nomination. Why don't you guys get it? The fat lady is already singing. Clinton is toast. Get on with life and get over it! Obama will be the nominee whether you like it or not.

    April 22, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  16. Karen G

    Little do you know the republicans are voting for obama, if they weren't obama would be much further behind. What proof do you have that the republicans are voting for Clinton.Do you really think they are going to tell you who they are voting for.

    April 22, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
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    April 22, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  18. Trenton Sims, Los Angeles

    Why won't the Media expose Hillary's Campaign Contribution-Gate?

    Peter Paul VS Clinton. will be her WaterLOo-Gate.

    Little Big Horn, etc. We will all finally be able to tell her to Kiss my Du-Caucus...:)

    April 22, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  19. Charles

    No comparision. Barack will be our nominee and our next President.

    April 22, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  20. Hal Miami

    yes- that is why I just contributed the max that I can to Hillary, I suggest that you do as well.

    April 22, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  21. American Girl

    Hillary is still a liar.
    I will be one person to not vote for her.
    My write in candidates will either be Obama or Edwards.

    She has no integrity and is all for herself.


    April 22, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  22. wakethehellup!!!!!

    The bottom line is, if you outspend someone 3 to 1 should win. So people really need to take that into consideration.

    April 22, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  23. Frank from Portland Oregon

    As a white collar Democrat... take that Obama-nation... You can not defy logic and history given the fact that Democratic primary election candidates do not win general elections without Regan Democrats. If Hillary doesn't win the nomination, I am voting for the last remaining REAL democrat... Nader!

    April 22, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  24. SLICK

    Hillary's last days

    April 22, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  25. Alex PA

    Another Dukakis!!! He is another Jesse Jackson. He will need a miracle to win the presidency. Now in his concession speech he is going back to to MLF rehtoric!!!Anyone but Obama. Even Paul.

    April 22, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
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