May 3rd, 2008
11:36 AM ET
14 years ago

Obama continues to lead in Guam

(CNN) - Barack Obama continues to lead Hillary Clinton in Guam's Democratic caucuses as local party officials work into the early morning tallying votes from Saturday's event.

With 7 out of 19 villages reporting, Obama leads with 497 votes (55.3 percent) to 401 votes for Clinton (44.7 percent).

Guam caucus officials merged some village returns together, reducing the total number of villages from 21 to 19.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Guam • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (254 Responses)
  1. A Realist

    I can't believe that all these voters are still voting for Obama! OPEN UP YOUR EYES!! I had a feeling that he is an elitist even before it was talked about. If he is elected, he definitely will work for the educated, and the rich. He looks down on the poor and the less educated, do we really want that? A charismatic speaker is all he is, don't be fooled! He is such a fake. WAKE UP AMERICA!!

    May 3, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  2. Chris

    You know what is interesting. If the media and Hillary are accusing of Obama of staying in the church, half of the Congress should be sacked because they belonged to the Catholic church – using the same logic. Hillary said, she would have got up and left but surprisingly Rev. Wright was called in to advice Bill and HIllary during Bill's affairs and he was given a reception by the Clinton. Even in the most desperate times, have you heard Obama bring this up. This is the type of President I want.

    Clintons are hypocrites. We need Hope.. We need clean politics and we need Obama.

    May 3, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  3. My Opinion

    How long is CNN going to show on their politics front page that Obama is losing support in the polls. This is old news, this just shows their basis towards his rival.

    Campbell Brown on CNN election center and Lou Dobbs are too obvious. Lou Dobbs calls his self an independent, but underneath; he's a self righteous republican.

    May 3, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  4. susan

    Hillary is making people believe that she is about to win NC and Indiana,is her way of getting people to vote for her, it's not true she is loosing , too bad people believe this woman (politics as usual). you American people please stop this woman, don't let her destroy you, the whole world is looking at you getting fooled again as four years ago when you ended up re-electing George B. despite what he did to you and the rest of the world. NC and Indiana, you have the power to do so tuesday coming. Please remember the more the prymaries are going on the more the democratic party is hurting and the difficult the healinmg and uniting will be.

    May 3, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  5. Griff

    Where are all these Women? Who alway's wanted, Women in Power! !! You will win nothing this way...Sufra -jet's . Where has you're "Zoom" gone to .

    May 3, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  6. Greg

    Guam still has 5 super delegates and the Chair that Obama endorsed in Guam (who is a Super) is winning in a landslide.

    May 3, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  7. Shannon

    proving Hillary's point, he can win Guam, she can win California and New York. The politics of hope and change is one sleazy business, and hopefully people will wake up before it's to late. The fake video circulated about the Clinton campaign is just another example of Obama saying one thing and doing another. He is a joke, and he will do anything to win!

    May 3, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |

    Shame.... May 3rd, 2008 12:13 pm ET said............
    That’s great news for Hillary.

    Now she can parachute into Guam Capital to claim ‘Mission Accomplished’ right before she tells the natives how her Daddy rowed in a tiny boat all the way from America to pick coconuts and spend time with the natives.

    I hear she promised full US Citizenship for the natives; if this was so important why didn’t her husband do this when he was President? Oh, that doesn’t matter because the Clintons are brand new each and every day because Hillary is like a cat, many lives and many lies.

    Hillary Clinton, Do and Say Anything ‘08


    May 3, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  9. Cheryl

    You who call for Clinton to leave the race are so biased and closed minded. Hasn't it occurred to you that the DNC set the dates of the elections and the National Convention and since neither candidate will reach the magic number, both are more than entitled to stay. If this is dragging on it's their fault. Next time schedule 13 weeks with 4 states voting per week and DO NOT SCHEDULE THE CONVENTION IN AUGUST.

    How can they complain about a battle all the way to the convention when they set the date. Almost every member of the rules and bylaws committee that did the scheduling and rules are super-delegates.

    NOT TO MENTION the fact that because this race is still going we have registered millions of new democratic voters.

    I say let the race run it's course – anything can happen. The super-delegates have a commitment to consider all facts in whom they will vote for, the least of which is how their home state voted. Too much has happened since the early primaries.

    The system will be tested to the last second and we will finally see that drastic changes are needed to make it fair for all voters and candidates.

    Clinton has shown herself to be able to stand the pressure, I am not so confident in Obama. Yes, she did question why she seemed to get the first questions but she has never hedged or faltered over her answers. Obama does not seem to have the experience to pull this off. And this is why I believe we need, with the world in the shape it is in, the absolute most experience democratic president possibly and that is just not Obama, not in 2008 – maybe in 2016. He has alot to learn and one is to stop throwing a fit when he gets questions he does not like. He cannot do this to world leaders, he can't leave a conference and whine about the questions they threw at him. I do not believe he is mature or experienced enough yet to be president.

    May 3, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  10. John

    My family and I voted early for Obama in North Carolina.

    Yes we can. Obama 08.

    May 3, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  11. Incoming Sniper Fire

    Is integrity and honest dead??? Why should we put another liar in the White House? Her and her husband constantly lie to the American people and either they are too stupid or too racist to see it!

    May 3, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  12. Nelson Masha

    Its my hope that Guam will be for Obama by the end of the day. And on tuesday it will be up to NC and Indiana to make that needed difference in this election, once for all; this is a chance for life time for Indiana to actually decide this election to vote in large number for Obama, and that after few hours will force Billary Clinton to step aside, so the democratic party, and the American people unite and focus on the general election in November.

    Her political pandering has done enough damage, look what she is talking – Gas holiday, ashort term vision just to win primary and that is at all cost stupidify the voters in all manners; just like persuading young kids using sweet and chocolate. Lets end this entitlement status of Hilllary clinton and be Americans that really whats at stake.

    May 3, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  13. lindajones

    go barack, go the lord know's what's right for the american people's. obama08

    May 3, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  14. Drew Melbourne

    A little historical perspective: In 1960, there were Democratic primary contests in only 16 states. Among those, Kennedy competed in 8, enough to secure him the majority of the pledged delegates. From there, it was on to the Los Angeles democratic convention where party bosses - the super delegates of their day - made up the delegations from 34 other states, and back room deals sealed his nomination.

    By comparison, the Democratic primary race of 2008 is the model of true democracy. I believe this is the first time that a Democractic race has extended (and remained competitive) through every state and territory. With this many states, of course the candidates will have to be somewhat deliberative with their resource allocation. Let's just be grateful that we live in a country and a time where every Democratic voter gets their say.

    Unless you live in the Michigan or Florida.

    That said, I'm for Barack all the way.

    May 3, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  15. Carolyn


    May 3, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  16. Chris

    VJ. The General Election polls are grossly misleading. The polls are being taken when there are 2 democratic candidates. Imagine if there were 2 republican candidates, the polls will be very different. Once we get a nominee, we will be able to see the accuracy of the polls for general election. By then, most democrats will rally with the nominee, regardless of Hillary or Obama.

    May 3, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  17. MikeT

    2 a.m. - Obama at 768 votes, Clinton at 680 after 11 districts counted.

    May 3, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  18. pauleywanna

    Offering Guam residents full US Citizenship
    Offering the US a gas tax holiday

    Hillary can't do these two things by herself! Pure political
    pandering of the most shameless sort! She would need
    to introduce bills and get them through Congress and past
    the President's desk for these two things to happen. Wake
    up, folks.


    May 3, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  19. George Sneed

    Obama needs to win all three of the next contests and then maybe Hillary will throw in the towel. Go Obama

    May 3, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  20. oladayo akinniyi

    i want to see how intelligent america is on the gas taxes (vote 4 real change or face higher prices, we r all watching around the world) you all vote for the fool in the white house now. and look what is happening now

    May 3, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  21. K

    Yet another undemocratic caucus. It's no coincidence that Obama wins caucuses. Most workng Americans with lives do not have time to sit at a caucus all day. All states and US territories should have primaries and it should be winner take all. Then we wouldn't be in this mess. The Democrats have a terrible primary system.

    May 3, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  22. Spartacus Levi

    Joe Reg : isn't it spelt 'Obamican'? I wrote a friendship song on the theme tho:

    I'm an Obamican
    You're an Obamican
    Let's be Obamicans together!

    Copyright 2008 Spartacus Levi Productions.

    May 3, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  23. Steve

    YES WE CAN......Clinton's republican and hateful tactics will never prevail....

    Good will always overcome evil

    OBAMA 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  24. KT

    How long does it take an island this small to come up with results?? I mean, the polls have been closed for hours now.

    May 3, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  25. Rick

    To James, I recall Obama taking several drinks at bars while campaigning not just Hillary. Better get the facts straight.

    May 3, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
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