May 20th, 2008
09:30 AM ET
14 years ago

Clinton fights on, Obama returns to Iowa

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Obama campaigned in Montana Monday while Clinton campaigned in Kentucky the day before the state's primary."]
(CNN) - It's all about location, location, location.

Sen. Hillary Clinton will spend Tuesday night in Kentucky to celebrate what's expected to be a big win in that state's primary. But Sen. Barack Obama won't be in Oregon, even though he's favored to win that state's contest Tuesday.

The Illinois senator will appear at a rally in Iowa, where he kicked off the primary season with a January 3 caucus win - a victory that helped propel him to Democratic front-runner status.

Iowa is also a swing state - one President Bush won by just 10,000 votes in 2004, and one the Democrats would love to win this November.

Obama told reporters Sunday that visiting Iowa "was a terrific way to kind of bring things full circle."

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  1. elvispresleyObamo

    »Obama!...Obama!...Your VICTORY is GREAT! ( Check out Obama´s VICTORY speech in Iowa ) ...HURRAH!...Well done VOTERS!...Well done SuperDelegates!...Well done America!...ENOUGH of CLINTONS!...GOODBYE Hillary "imaginary SNIPERS ATTACKS?!??!" Clinton GO HOME NOW!!...HURRAH for OBAMA!...VICTORY!...OBAMA!...

    May 20, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  2. Michael

    You know, I do wish Barack Obama would declare victory tonight. He rightfully deserves it and has fought a hard fight with tooth and nail.

    If Hillary can't respect this fact then she has no moral center within her. Plus if she somehow steals the nomination I'll have a great dislike and disrespect not only for Hillary and her supporters, but for American women who couldn't see past the gender issue.

    You biased women want a war of the sexes? Then keep thinking this election has been unfair to Hillary, because I can guarantee you that I'll be voting for McCain if she steals the nomination. Plus I'll be crossing my fingers for a revolution if she's elected President.

    A position she truly doesn't..DOESN'T deserve.

    May 20, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  3. PDT; Austin, Texas

    Love you Senator Obama!

    Yes we can & will!

    May 20, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  4. Creative Woody

    RE: Chris in VA May 20th, 2008 10:53 am ET

    "28,000 more Democrtic voters have voted for Hillary than for Barry."

    How nice of you and Hillary to disenfranchise the thousands of caucus voters. Shining example of democracy, you two.

    May 20, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  5. Lisa - Houston, Tx

    There one thing I do understand and that is the Obama is change and it is hard for some people to accept change, that is just the human nature. But think about it, when was the last time that one man has united some many, young, old, professional, etc. together. It is time for us to come together and make a difference. Stop looking at the skin color and think about what best for this country. We can't survive another Republician in office. Our ecomony has gone to hell, our youngman/women are dying daily in this useless war, and the gas prices>>>>. As for the Clinton's, it is time to step back and unite this party, but for some reason, the message being sent is if I can't win it, I will tear the party apart, how selfish is that. Wake up American, this a chance that we might not get again.

    Obama 2008

    May 20, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  6. elvispresleyObamo

    »TONIGHT in Iowa -»»Barack Obama´s VICTORY SPEECH!...HURRAH!!...HURRAH!...

    May 20, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  7. Linda

    Misogynists for Obama, yeah!

    It's shocking how badly this country treats women–and how farcically willing it is to fawn and bow over a young, good-looking stud with good teeth and a big mouth. Pathetic.

    May 20, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  8. victor

    Clinton please stop now , enuf already , you are damaging the democratic party , and threatening its Unity , you are a liar , and you are mean , go Obama

    May 20, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  9. Martha, Georgia

    HRC is making false and misleading statements. The math is really fuzzy. This is downright obnoxious and really detrimental to the Democratic party for her to keep making false and misleading statements.

    May 20, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  10. Nevada!

    I, for the life of me, don't understand why Clinton supporters say Obama can't win. I thought her claim to fame was that she could win states like Iowa, yet... she couldn't. Then you say he can't win, yet he is winning... by a lot. Then you say, that Hillary can do this, yet it isn't possible. Can you help me understand your reasoning? With out saying she has the majority of the vote... because she doesn't... because Florida and Michigan don't count... and Caucuses do count. For a minute look at what Obama wants to do. You may notice that Clinton and Obama are pretty similar on most all of the issues. McCain isn't even close. Don't make a mistake because you are being a poor loser. You know after the dust has settled, if you did help elect McCain you would regret it completely.

    May 20, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  11. Proud1of 26% in WV

    It amuses me to see when Clinton supporters say that the superdelegates will steal the nomination from her.He is now and throughout a large majority of this race in the lead in every possible catagory.Tonight no matter how well she does he will capture a majority of pledged delegates.Any super delegate that goes against that from that point on is stealing for whomever.Yesterday's polls showed hin 11% over her nationally.How is that stealing?

    May 20, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  12. Texas Trail Dog

    Why haven't the Chicago police locked Obama up yet. Must be somehting funny going on here. Larry Sinclair, young, Homosexual activity and Young's murder.

    May 20, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  13. Hotlanta

    Hilliary keeps coming up with her own rules, and cannot follow party rules. Who wants someone like that for President. She agreed to now let Florida and Michigan vote, she is not winning the popular vote, or delegate votes, but keeps coming up with scanerios stating that she's winning,. She is a sore loser and not fit to represent any one at all.

    May 20, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  14. Good job obama

    Well Done OBAMA !
    Barack reaches a milestone today..and he is going back to the place it all began!!
    And for hillary and her supporters,here's your last piece of happy and let it go now...

    May 20, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  15. C!

    Freida NYC May 20th, 2008 10:04 am ET

    In a nutshell these are the changes Obama has already broght into this great nation; Division among all socio-economic status, racism (especially his racist/prejudice wife), sexism, anger, discord, hate, etc. This list is much longer and growing every single minute. Clearly, these are not the kind of changes America needs and deserves. Obama will turn this country into a third-world-country, just listen to his speeches over this past weekend. Very scary ideas on how he pretends to deal with some of the issues we are facing.

    Hillary is the best choice we have to lead this country, and bring on positive changes.


    WAKE UP DEAR! sexism, racism, hate, etc. have always been apart of our society... some places are more discreet with their negativity.

    I'm all for either Obama or Clinton... they have similar policies and either would be a big change/blessing for our Great country!

    DEMS `08!

    May 20, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  16. Democrat in Des Moines

    PA Obama Supporter:

    I will vote for Obama but I won't like it. Many of the Obamabots have put a sour taste in our mouth by the attacks. Obama has won the nomination for all of the wrong reasons.

    I know first hand. At the Iowa caucus, an African American women was being heckled by the Obama supporters. One man came over and asked her what she was doing. She said the Clintons have always supported her and she wouldn't abandon them. He then said, and I quote, "But he's a brother".

    N'uff said.

    May 20, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  17. Mike from Westchester

    Frieda NYC:

    I guess we can never elect a minority as President. His or her opponents will follow the Clintons' lead and interject race into the campaign and then claim that the minority candidate created, as you say, "Division ...... sexism, anger, discord, hate, etc."

    Perhaps you are right, we should continue to only elect white men into the Presidency. Then we can avoid all those troubling issues of race and gender.

    Can I disagree? Obama 08 – the best person for the job, period!

    Mike, 50 and white, but judges on the "content of their character"

    May 20, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  18. Sandy T

    Why haven't we seen fund raising totals for April? After the previous months these totals have been released. Have the numbers gone down?

    May 20, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  19. Linned

    Those of you on the blog calling Senator Obama arrogant – that bugs me to no end. Didn't your parents and don't you raise your children to be confidence in themselves. I think there is a difference between arrogrance and confidence.

    As I see it, what all of this will come down to is who has the numbers. I'm sure there will be hurt feeling and anger but I hope all Democrats can come together behind whoever the Democratic nominee is. If you sincerely search your hearts you will know that either candidate is better than a Republican, John McCain. If you don't think so then hold on to your hats because it is goin to get worse than it already is.

    May 20, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |

    JANE L

    who in the hell cares what you think, and by the way speak for yourself. you are a minority. i am a woman and do not speak for me, i am also white.



    May 20, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  21. gp

    It is so sad that she has over and over convince us that she has a POOR JUDGEMENT , we know it by now , go home let us try to forget if you wont to stay any near to politic....or you are going to bake cookies after all. Hilary remindes more and more on Bush -McAin persistence inspite wrong judgement -someone see it as strenght some as stupidity

    May 20, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  22. Christine V from Dallas, TX

    I cant wait until you Obamabots are humiliated this NOVEMBER!


    Do you think many of us are not educated, hold decent jobs, or old bitter people? Are you kidding me? You obamabots hold hateful perceptions in which you visibly display on a daily basis its sickening! Who wouldn't react! You play the RACE CARD, snub people who CHOOSE not to agree with your PERCEPTIONS OF A CANDIDATE OF YOUR LIKING? And when you find out the majority of voters who chose Hillary have a lower SES (thats social economic status you pinheads who claim to know so much), you antagonize and jeer at their judgment? You also have the audacity to ridicule our choice of candidate because you claim we are basically "an old and bitter? THIS IS THE CHANGE I WANT???? FROM PEOPLE LIKE YOU!!! One poster said it in one freeking sum! KARMA!!! REAP IT! CAUSE IT IS COMING BACK AT YOU AND IT IS NOT SLOWING DOWN!

    You do not represent the kind of CHANGE AMERICA WANTS (YOU BIGOTS, SEXISTS, ELITISTS AND SHOW SO MUCH AGEISM) AND YOU WILL FIND OUT IN NOVEMBER ! About 1/2 of the constituency will leave OBAMA ON HIS OWN. He cannot win try as hard as you can..........................we will not unite with you!


    May 20, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  23. Kuilor2k

    Racism is alive and well in America. the balcks have proven it over and over by 'identity voting' in other words, voting for the black guy.

    I clearly remember jessica Lange saying (in Driving Miss Daisy) "They are like children!" And unfortunately, the character quote was (and still is) right. Grow up little clack children. You're showing your racist side again. When you get over your color, then so will the rest of America. Until then, I think you will have to suffer with your own racism.

    May 20, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  24. TexMex

    The ones being delusional are the Barak kool aid drinkers. Winning the Democratic nomination is not a guarantee of winning the general election.

    Many of us cannot wait or this charade in the Democratic party to end, so that we can finish off where Hillary left off. By the time we get done with Barak he will be grateful to keep his Senate Seat.

    We know the truth and the truth always prevails.

    May 20, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  25. joe

    The Truth. noone could say it any better. Hillary we love you but it's time for you. You can run in 2016, you will have everybody's vote.

    May 20, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
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