May 7th, 2008
08:56 AM ET
15 years ago

Analysis: As Obama nears finish line, can Clinton rebound?


[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" After Tuesday night, Obama took a larger lead in pledged delegates as well as the overall popular vote."]NEW YORK (CNN) - Barack Obama took a major step Tuesday toward securing the Democratic presidential nomination. Not only did he score a convincing victory in North Carolina; but by drawing to a virtual tie in Indiana he made an already difficult path for Hillary Clinton to the presidential nomination significantly more challenging.

But Clinton vowed to soldier on, telling supporters at a rally in Indiana "it's full-speed on to the White House."

Obama wakes up this morning with a larger lead in pledged delegates as well as the overall popular vote. For Clinton, time for a rebound may be slipping away.

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  1. brian

    we need to unite and win i november DEM' s i know he is the best one for us

    May 7, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  2. Bond

    We are all together. We will unite and defeat the republicans. Enuff of them.

    No more Washington games. Not this time.

    Obama 08

    May 7, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  3. The Realist

    Hillary Clinton is just a puppet for the republican party! She is hurting the Democratic Party by staying in the race.She knows this and everyone in america can see it in her face. She is a true Fraud to her party and she needs to step down cause we dont need another Clinton in office or a John McBush oops McCain. America needs a major change and WHITE AMERICA needs a new image around the world because the Bush administration destroyed the image of WHITE AMERICA by doing what they did to the New York Trade Centers. Yes the Bush Administration KILLED ALL THOSE PEOPLE AND THE PROOF IS ON LOOSE CHANGE.COM Check it out yourself. Vote for change or get the same bush administration and the same results and we'll never fix Amerikkka

    May 7, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  4. seth

    I am a 39 year old white republican and i am voting for OBAMA....thankyou....and goodnight....

    May 7, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  5. Joe - Wilmington, DE

    Is Hillary becoming delusional at this point?

    She might feel better throwing back another shot of Jack D. with her new found buddies at the NRA. C'mon fellas, help her out.

    May 7, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |

    CNN once again only pro Obama posts O. K. off to FAIR AND BALANCED

    May 7, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  7. Danny

    I think voter fraud in Indiana and NC some black people their already vote
    in other state and their still came to vote in IN and NC that's fraud so, I think DNC need to check for that.

    May 7, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  8. rosebud

    Wow. What would the media do without this campaign? This is by far the best reality show on TV!!!

    May 7, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  9. Brad

    Let's let all the ones that voted for Obama jump off bridges in November when McCain becomes President.

    The country is going to go from bad to worse.

    This country has dissapointed me. Now we're really in trouble. Now...I'm scared.

    May 7, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  10. James

    Who needs to quit bashing who? How many Clintons supporters on this board have already mentioned they will vote McCain. You can't overcome that level of bitterness.

    Barack overcame twoheaded monster in the Democratic party and he will overcome John McCain.

    People in this country constantly clamor for change but then continue to elect what amounts to incumbents. Now here is the chance for them to put their money where their mouth is on a silver platter.

    May 7, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  11. Edgardo

    I am not ready to elect an inexperienced, amateur black President!

    May 7, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  12. Peter

    "Sen. Clinton is more favored in Pennsylvania and I'm right now a little more favored in North Carolina, so Indiana right now may end up being the tiebreaker." Barack Obama

    May 7, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  13. Kathryn Irby - Metairie, LA

    No, she can't! Go figure!!! Duh!!!

    May 7, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  14. alonzo

    You load 16 tons and whadda you get ?--another day older and deeper in debt.
    The extremely heavy weight of Clinton baggage is finally and fatally slowing Bill and Hill. Why would they now try to put an even bigger load onto Obama that might make him lose to Elmer Fudd in November?
    Time for over-the-Hill&Bill to go to the Retirement Home For Former Presidents and First Ladies. Do you need help with your bags mam? sir?

    May 7, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  15. Caroline

    Hillary will never drop out. She still has the rest of the kitchen to throw at Obama. More primaries coming up. Watch for it. CNN give credit where credit is due. You can't say one kind word about Obama without dragging her into it.

    May 7, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
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