April 22nd, 2008
10:15 AM ET
13 years ago

Pennsylvania could decide Clinton's fate

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/POLITICS/04/22/pennsylvania.guide/art.clinton.pa.afp.gi.jpg caption="Sen. Clinton has roots in Scranton, Pennsylvania."]PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (CNN) - The fate of the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination may be on the line Tuesday as voters head to the polls in Pennsylvania's primary.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. ET and will close at 8 p.m. in the state, which has 158 delegates at stake.

Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both would love to come out of Pennsylvania with a win, but most political analysts agree that a victory is crucial for Clinton.

Obama leads in the delegate count, the popular vote and the states won so far this primary season. If Clinton is victorious, it would allow her to make a small dent in Obama's lead, and more.

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soundoff (266 Responses)
  1. TC

    People of PA... Please do what the majority of the nation has done thus far and vote of Senator Obama.

    April 22, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  2. Mike, Toronto

    Pro's and con's for electing one of the three remaining candidates:
    elect Clinton and the US$ will dip further, while the economy will have the same fate her campaign had (go bankrupt that is), elect McCain and there will be more of the Bush policies, but the US$ may rebound, elect Obama and the fate of the US$ and the economy will be uncertain, but the US will regain the respect it deserves internationally, and both parties will collaborate to fix the outstanding problems.

    April 22, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  3. OneWhoCares

    If Hillary wasn't Bill's wife, would she be Senator of NY and running for President? NO!!!

    If George W wasn't his father's son, would he have been a Governor and then President? NO!!!

    Term limits? Hey, we can get around that by keeping it in the family!

    Choose someone who got their using their own talents and skills!
    Go Obama 08!!!

    April 22, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  4. rita

    Bye Bye Hillary, and please take Bill with you. We have heard and seen enough. Its time for America to have a President that we can be proud of. We need a President that we know will not lie to us, someone who is moral, someone we can believe in. Barack Obama, 08

    April 22, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  5. Maryland

    where is the Bill Clinton whom we all used to admire and loved? The Bill Clinton crying the race card I don't like.

    April 22, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  6. Kentucky

    Is it Hillary or Bill running for President? No matter -please don't vote for either – This country cannot take them again.

    April 22, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  7. Kathryn Irby - Metairie, LA

    It most certainly could–and not to her liking either! Go Obama!

    April 22, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    I like Hillary. I just get the impression that she thinks she is suppose to be President. It's almost like a plan that has been and must happen. I am a 44 year old New Englander and she has turn me off. To me she wil do whatever to win. She scares me........

    April 22, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  9. Kendall

    Even if Obama loses the nomination, I will support him to run as independent.


    April 22, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  10. VIDAL from MEMPHIS

    Can we please move on?!?!?!


    April 22, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  11. richard

    Go Clinton Go, The Obamabots are missinformed and have there head in the sand. Do the research before it is to late. Obama = No experience.

    April 22, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  12. Joe - Wilmington, DE

    Please Pennsylvania. Help make Hillary and her ilk go away. We have all had enough.


    April 22, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  13. Sam

    Bill will decide her fate...he already has. He's just in denial of the fact that deep down he wants her to lose. How else do you explain his behavior....why else would He try hard to upset the black vote and cast doubt on the leberal white voters on the last day in Pa?

    April 22, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  14. Howard Hewlett Des Moines IA

    Mark these words, if Hillary is the candidate the Dems will lose. Even if she wins she burned so many bridges to get to the top that I feel the Obama people will not support her. I know that if she wins I will note vote this election.

    April 22, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  15. Michael G Ventura, CA

    I hope that Obama wins PA- but a 9% loss or less is a win. I want him to win so these nasty Hillary supporters will shut up!

    April 22, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  16. Windy City, Chicago

    The Clintons won't stop until they have ruined the democratic party. Hillary is trying to hand McCain a victory in November.

    PA, NC and IN please vote for Obama!

    April 22, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
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