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. kj from Canada

    I lived on Guam for 10 years. They have all the ammenities, the natives are Chamorro and speak their own language but of course speak English perfectly. They pride theirselves on the education system. They are very wise to the pandering of politicians as the USA only wants the island for military purposes and could care less about the citizens.

    May 3, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  2. Charlotte

    Obama has taken over a million dollars in donations from sub-prime lenders. Citigroup,Washington Mutual,Countrywide,Credit Suisse, Centex and Goldman Sachs. He is beholden to them and their tatics. He talks out of both sides of his mouth. He is a typical politician who will say what he thinks you want to hear. Rev. Wright said it all, Obama is a politician who says what a politician needs to say to win."
    Google it folks

    May 3, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  3. Ricardo Williams

    Bringing back the Clintons to the White House is like dating your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend. We already know what they're about. Who wants to deal with all that emotional abuse and baggage all over again. It is time to bring in the new. Obama for President.
    The American people have been abused by Bushes and Clintons for 30 years and everytime it is getting worst. And what about infidelity? Can we trust those people ever again? And the consistent lies about sniper fire?

    May 3, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  4. Nordo

    I hope Senator Clinton does not let anyone talk her into being Senator Obama's running mate for the sake of Democratic unity. I say let Senator Obama run and give our fellow Democrats their due – fair and square. Then moderate to conservative Democrats will support Senator McCain (Senator Lieberman likes him so he's fine with us) in November. When he has had four years in the presidency, then Senator Clinton will have four more years of experience and be an even stronger candidate and still relatively young (64 compared to Mcain's 76 at that time). Senator Obama, having had his chance and failed in 2008 will be on nobody's short list of candidates for 2012. The leftists in the Democrat party will have been appeased because we "bit the bullet" this year and it will be our turn in 2012 to have a centrist to right of center Democrat run for the White House (Clinton-Bayh). I think we can win the presidency in 2012 without the left wing of the Democratic party, especially after the younger voters registering now enter the workaday world and lose their idealism and become more pragmatic. The coalition backing Senator Obama today is very similar to that of 1968 who wanted "anyone but Humphrey." They were my generation and we were disappointed too – but we got over it. We're older now and still Democrats – just not leftists. When the left wing of our party carries the ball, we always lose (Mondale, Dukakis, and Kerry)

    May 3, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  5. Ben Heide

    Guam?!?!

    May 3, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  6. Pamela in Charlotte

    Obama is going to win big in Guam and REALLY BIG in NC! That Hillary person is toast here in NC. Tell 'em I said so!

    May 3, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  7. scott byington

    Hmmm do we have caucuses during the actual election? I didn't think so...so I wonder how people think Obama can beat McCain when there are no caucuses. HIllary won the big states and most of what Obama won will go republican anyway....Oh that is right, hope and change, hope and change, hope and change, hope and change, Rev Wright, hope and change, hope and change, "for the first time in my life I'm proud to be a American, hope and change, hope and change, "those little people in small towns like their guns and religion because of the economy", hope and change my butt.

    May 3, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  8. Paul

    Come on you younger voters. Get out and make a difference. Older voters are too gullible when it comes to politicians. They must be judging from past decisions. I think Obama is authentic and will try to promote real change.

    May 3, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  9. Bill, Canada

    Hillary on Gas = The Panderer in Chief!

    May 3, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  10. Jayson

    This is huge news considering the fact that there votes don't matter as long as they choose not to become a state.

    May 3, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  11. Mel

    Then Senator Clinton must have gone to Iraq for the oil also. Now she
    wants to dull the impact of that unwise move by offering us a 25cents off
    each gallon of gas. What kind of rebate will America receive for the lives lost and the children who will have to grow up not having their parents to support and guide them? We need a wise leader and one who has demonstrated integrity, not just spin.

    May 3, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  12. shawn

    Wow, again Obama wins places that don't matter in the general election. McCain must be really scared. Just wait till more baggage comes out about Obama. Obama's sure can get the far left to vote for him, but again, the voters he NEEDS the swing voters are for Hillary and McCain. I wonder what odds Vegas has on Obama in the general?

    May 3, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  13. pinky_50

    YES WE CAN!!!

    OBAMA 08!!

    May 3, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  14. Chapman

    GOOO-OBAMA!!!!
    That's right we'll take the Guam delegates (I'm sure the Clinton campaign has their Guam doesn't matter line ready for the press).
    We are counting down the final delegates & OBAMA is our guy!!!
    CNN, Faux "news", Msnbc, ABC, & the crux of the MSM are rendering themselves irrelevant for their shameless story lines. We the People are looking for truth & we'll seek it out & live it. This race goes no further than Oregon where Clinton comes face to face with the fact that there will not be enough delegates for her to secure the nomination (even by coup) @ which point she begrudgingly concedes & cites the vast left wing conspiracy as her demise... YES WE CAN!!!

    May 3, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  15. IN Voter

    Why must we continue with this charade? Hillary lost over a month ago. Just because her ego won't allow her to admit it, why must the rest of the country (read: mostly the mainstream media) indulge her like this?

    If Obama had lost 10 races in a row and remained in the race, everyone would be laughing at how foolish she was being.

    May 3, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  16. The Clinton Chronicle

    May 3rd, 2008 12:51 pm ET

    Barrack and Michelle….. vs ……Hilliary, Bill, Chelsea, Rev Wright, 25% of Racist America, All of Fox News Corp, Joe Scarbourough, and half of CNN.

    Yeah that's a fair fight. Who's the real fighter.

    May 3, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  17. Just Capri

    The more I read comments from Hillary supporters, the more it becomes crystal clear why she is leading amongst the least educated in the nation! Soooooo very, very sad.

    May 3, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  18. nadine

    obama,keep your chin up babe,we will get through these primaries and the caucuses that "dont really count" according to clintons. i'm praying for you lets wrap this deal up by tuesday,hillary will be ok she'll get over it.
    OH! dont worry bout the terribly racist /fascist fox news media they'll still be talking bout rev wright at your 2nd inauguration 5yrs from now. we love you barack. go guam!

    May 3, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  19. Emotion or Words

    I'm just waiting for HRC to show her real strength again buy sheading a few tears – that's what she does when it gets hot in the kitchen. Get those drops ready HillRod.

    Go Obama 2008!

    May 3, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  20. Russell Tunes - Portland, OR

    Only the big states matter right Hillary? Because that's what democracy is all about.

    Obama 08

    May 3, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  21. 100% DEMOCRAT

    GUYS, WE MUST ALL VOTE DEMOCRAT, REGARDLESS OF WHO THE NOMINEE IS…PUT YOUR DIFFERENCES ASIDE AND SUPPORT OUR CANDIDATE. BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE ARGUMENTS CAN BE MADE FOR EITHER CANDIDATE, I GET THAT. BOTTOM LINE IS, EITHER DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES WILL DO A BETTER JOB OF GOVERNING THIS COUNTRY THAN MC CAIN. WE CANNOT AFFORD FOUR MORE YEARS OF THIS!! I ALMOST LOST MY JOB TWICE IN THE LAST YEAR.. SOME PEOPLE I KNOW LOST THEIR HOMES, OTHERS THEIR BUSINESSES… LOOK AROUND YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND WITHIN YOUR OWN FAMILIES, WE ARE IN TROUBLE… THANK YOU.

    May 3, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  22. IPatel

    It's pathetic how the mainstream media is trying to make a big deal out of the Guam primaires just to highlight Obama's gains. Who cares about these 3000 votes. Look into the election debacle Obama faced in the big states that matter (PA, OH, TX and CA).

    May 3, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  23. CANADIANS4OBAMA

    Obama can also change the canadian future when he wins....
    GOOOOOO OBAMA

    May 3, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  24. Emmanuel

    Go go go Obama you are really the symbol of unity...you indeed have the capabilities to become the next President of America....your stature.temperament coupled with powerful speechs makes far ahead of the other candidates..the wind of change is blowind so everybody must come on board because Obama is the hope for the future.

    May 3, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  25. Anna, SW Missouri

    State (and territory) demcratic parties decide if they will have a caucus or primary. It is not the decision of the DNC. Bill Clinton won the 1992 election with the same rules that Barack Obama is now winning. If it were not for these rules, he would never have won the nomination, especially if it had been "winner take all states" as they now think it should be. They certainly didn't complain about the rules back then.

    Hillary bragged in Texas about how she went down there in 1972 to help get the vote out, she was a party activist! Now she and her followers complain about how party activists are involved in caucuses.

    Hillary had 12 supporters (out of 30 total) on the DNC and ALL of them voted to strip the delegates from Florida and Michigan. Barack Obama was still pretty unknown then and she was supposed to be crowned!

    The lead spokeswoman from the Forida democratic caucus in the House of Representatives pushed the fight to not allow the mail in re-vote. She is a Hillary Clinton Super Delegate. (Except for the fact that she doesn't get to vote. :). )

    Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, Terri McCaulife, former DNC chairman, fought to strip Michigan's delegates in 2000 and 2004 if they moved their primary up before Iowa. His reasoning-rules are rules and it would create caos in the party!

    Does anyone see any hypocracy in any of this????

    May 3, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
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