May 10th, 2008
02:45 PM ET
15 years ago

D-Day in West Virginia

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Barack Obama at a rally at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, Friday."]

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (CNN) - Barack Obama is coming to the Mountain State.

The Democratic presidential frontrunner is campaigning today in Oregon, which holds its primary on May 20th.

He's off the campaign trail Sunday for Mothers Day, but expect the senator from Illinois to come to West Virginia at the beginning of the week.

Rival Hillary Clinton made campaign stops in the state on Wednesday and Thursday and is scheduled to return tomorrow and Monday. The Senator from New York is favored to win Tuesday’s primary.

She leads most polls in West Virginia by thirty to forty points.

Twenty-eight delegates are at stake when voters go to the polls in West Virginia. The state’ s primary is semi-open, which means that Democrats and Independents can vote in the Democratic primary.

soundoff (172 Responses)
  1. Barack

    True that!

    May 10, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  2. Independent99999

    Obama will close the gap on Monday. Wait for results on Tuesday. Surprise – Clinton's lead squashed over 50% to less then 20 points!.

    Net delegates won from WV – less than 6 for Clinton. All erased by 6 more Super Delegates for Obama. Net Net – ZILCH for Clinton

    Clinton – go home. It's over.

    May 10, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  3. Cyndi

    Hey Lee, you know something, I know you and others are voicing your opinon of Obama, but let's look at it this way. Hillary has some mental problems that her supporters don't see. If Hillary could answer some key questions everyone would know that. Why is her campaign turning against her? Why she see the need to spend when she don't have the money? Why did she lie about her campaign finance and most of all, Why Hillary, Chelseeee and Bill see the need for her to get back in the White House and carry out Bushes plan. Hillary is a Republican and not a Democrat can't you see the writing on the wall. So all you Democrats thinking Hillary is for the Democratic party, then think again. She is a fake and if that is what you guys want, GO FIGURE , where you will be next year.

    May 10, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  4. Handsome IN Everett, WA


    May 10, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  5. frank, las vegas

    OBAMA PLEASE CAMPAIGN IN WEST VIRGINIA – you may be suprised to know that they appreciate what is going on and are willing to support you rather than divide the party or the country!

    May 10, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    "Her own party betrayed her with idiotic rules"? Hillary was FOR those rules before she realized she was losing and fighting the rules would help her.

    May 10, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  7. helen

    Hillary GO full spead ahead!
    "And the Lord will guide you continuually" If you must be loyal and unite make the pledge to the people who are loyaly to you by the millions.

    May 10, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  8. Molly

    Oama wil NEVER win the white house. IF he STEALS the nomination -Millions will have to vote for McCain – he's actually pretty good! Hillary Clinton is the best candidate for President of the USA – OBama is NOT QUALIFIED!
    All the other media has reported on these facts – NOT CNN
    They just love their boy!
    VOTER FRAUD in NC – State officials report that votes were counted twice – for obama!
    HAMAS – Obama's campaign advisor had private talks with Hamas!
    This is a man who will lie and cheat to get what he wants – OR -have his supporters do it for him so he looks clean!
    Disgrace that our DNC has not checked into the candidates background before they send them out for us to elect the President of the USA!

    May 10, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  9. Frank

    Blah Blah Blah It was D-Day in Pa. then NC and In. This spin is getting old. Just like Hillary's lust for power, and her stories.Did her father build a log cabin in WV as well?

    May 10, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  10. Bayousara

    Hey, where were all of you in 2004? Back when Bush won his second term as president?

    I will bet less than half of the posters to this topic voted, and I will bet most of you who didn't were old enough to vote.

    Now you are all on your bandwagons for Obama. If you had gotten on the ball in 2004, our country probably wouldn't be in the horrible economic mess it is in now.

    Not to say the war problems.

    Now y'all think you are so smart.........NOT

    May 10, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  11. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    For Obama in WV, Stevie Wonder's "Liivng in the City" lyrics say it all:
    To find a job is like a haystack needle
    Cause where he lives they don't use colored people.

    May 10, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  12. Dr. J

    Senator Clinton should look at the damage she is doing to the party and bow out. If Obama were in her shoes, they would have asked him to leave long time ago. This woman will do and say anything to win. If people could get beyond race, Obama would not have a problem winning in November. If he were a white man, we would not be having these conversations. I have been reading some of the comments for the last week and I am ashamed of what Democrats have been saying. Black people have been voting for white democrats for years and no one had a problem with that. Now a viable candidate, who happens to be Black is running, and we see every minor flaw. Wake up America. Get past your racism. That's the bottom line. Many of you are racist.

    May 10, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  13. Peter Damoah-Afari

    A win in west virginia does not mean anything. Hillary will still be at the tail. Any undecided superdelegate who will make a decision based on the results of west virginia is a liar.

    May 10, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  14. Steve From Oregon

    Look folks, Hillary's only experience is where the silverware is kept in the White House. She was outspent by Sen. Obama 3-1 because he received more donations because more people want him to be president. He has consistently said he would never ask her to quit her campaign as that is her decision. As for Michigan and Florida; Clinton, Edwards and Sen. Obama all agreed to abide by the DNC rules. She was way ahead and expected to get the nomination. She is now losing and crying for the Mich. and Fl. votes that she knew wouldn't count. How can you give her Michigan votes when Sen. Obama wasn't even on the ballot. If he had been; the history of the primarys show he would have netted enough delegates that he'd still be ahead. And finally, for you folks that think she should run as an independent...that would insure a McCain win in November. If you want more of the past eight years, write in Hillary. If you want real change; get behind the nominee, Sen. Obama, and vote him in to office. PS: She's the one caught telling lies (snipers bullets raining down?), not him.

    May 10, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  15. Jeremiah Wiggins, NYC

    I am completely dismayed by the emotional petulance that has emerged in the democratic party. I speak not of the politicians, but those who are blogging on this post. Take your collective heads out of your behinds and grow up. Let the primary season play out how it will. The MI and FL delegates with be seated and the Super Delegates will choose the nominee that will best compete against McCain. That is why the Super Delegates exist. Super Delegates who are pledging ahead of the finish line are actually sort of breaking the rules. They are supposed to wait.

    May 10, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  16. Elie H.

    Barack Obama has my vote! Hillary needs to stop taking money from PAC groups and registered lobbyists. She needs to stop pandering, Hillary supports love to be pandered to, and love politicians telling them whatever they want to hear no matter how false it is...State of Denial lol
    Barack Obama all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OBAMA '08!

    May 10, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  17. Ron R

    So I guess the following wins by Obama mean nothing???
    Wyoming 23% Utah 20% Colorado 35% N. Dakota 25% Washington 37% DC 49% Maryland 24% Georgia 35% !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More made for TV commentary to keep peoples interest.

    May 10, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  18. william

    Hillary please leave the premises and cut off the friggin light on your way out.

    May 10, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  19. Kirk

    Michigan Mothers For Hillary !!!!!

    May 10, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  20. Liroudiane

    Only 28 delegate at stake! This is about a delegate count race. Even if Hilary wins with a double digit margin, she will continue to be trailing far behind Obama. The nomination is locked up already.

    May 10, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  21. Tony, Miami

    Some fans are asking Hillary to run as an independant; well she is in the red now and even little vendors have not been paid. Are those fans willing to put the same kind of amount for a new campaign? I doubt they will. Let's stop talking no sense. My little finger is telling me that Bill is pointing out to Hillary that the money she land to her campaign comes from her part of the 109 millions;

    May 10, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  22. Lisa

    Hillary doesn't owe the democrated party anything. The superdelegates are jumping to Obama's camp and he cannot beat Mccain. I think the superdelegates are just as dumb as Barack supporters. Obama is inexperience and no one knows anything about him. He's scared to debate Hillary. He knows when the truth comes out about him no one will vote for him. With that said Good Luck in West Virginia Hillary!!!!

    May 10, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  23. Jeanie in Oregon has Hope and wants change

    Obama is on His way to West Virginia on Monday!

    Get out There West Virginians and show your support for the Future President Obama....

    He won't judge you like Huckabee Hil would, he knows we all are proud working Americans!!

    Get out the Vote

    Obama 08

    May 10, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  24. PCS / North Carolina

    Anna wrote May 10th, 2008 1:26 pm ET

    "Hillary represents the will of a minority of white people who are scared to have a biracial male in the White House. She continues her campaign for this minority in an attempt to give them a greater voice in the promise of democracy."

    Anna, you are right. however, there was the same political atmosphere in U.S.S.R when Gorbachev was comming to power, when Nelson Mandela came to power, when a person of minority became the President of India ( The worlds largest Democracy). There is no need to fear the change, because eventually it is going to happen, and thease countries changed so much between then and now and they are much better off.

    May 10, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  25. Art Vanderleigh

    Hey Obamanians-did you hear that Barack is now going to use your donations to pay off Hillary's campaign debts? I wonder if when you wrote that check you thought it would end up in Hillary's pockets?

    May 10, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
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