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. DannyCali

    The card Obama play is tonight he going to say I am the nominee in Iowa
    that's why he going there. Anyway Obama is not our vote Obama supporter........he's better than McCain but Hillary better than Obama and McCain in general election for sure. We don't like $4.00 and $5.00 for gas that's why we vote for Hillary because she going give American a holiday gas tax and Obama not give to American at all. Forever vote for Hillary if she lose we just stay home or vote for McCain. The game just start and Obama already crybaby so how he going to handle until end. If you want to be President of United States and you don't want some body say anything or attack your wife this is not a fair game and why you attack Hillary husband former Bill Clinton then?

    May 20, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  2. Phyllis/ PA

    I read yesterday that there are now women who are boycotting Obama and NBC because of the sexual bias in this campaign. If anyone doubts the sexual bias then just go back to read the commented posted by MI4Obama: Does Hillary own a dress? It is sad that a Lady who has done much to help many is subjected to such remarks.

    Senator Hillary for President.

    May 20, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  3. MD Houston

    To the PA Obama Supporter:

    Us Hillary supports will vote for McCain because he has the experience to guide the US through this difficult period of time. We can wait another 4 years to put Hillary in the White House. Women have waited behind men for hundreds of years. Now it seems we need to wait behind African American men as well.

    However, we are patient.

    May 20, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  4. RC

    Just WOW!!!

    So many Hilery supporters are flat out loopy. It's not about you or who you like, it's about USA and ALL of the people in it.
    Listen to Jim Hightower. He says it like it is.

    Jim Hightower for Prez.

    May 20, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  5. Darryl

    If the Clinton was a business they would be out of business and filling Bankruptcy. They are not good money managers nor are they honest with themselves.

    Let senator Obama be $ 20,000,000.00 in debt he would be a laughin stock of the democratic party and instructed to quit....

    Different story while running against the Clintons.......

    May 20, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  6. Peter Damoah-Afari

    Obama has gotten 60% or more in SEVENTEEN contests:
    * Virgin Islands (89.9%)
    * Idaho (79%)
    * Hawaii (76%)
    * Alaska (75%)
    * District of Columbia (75%)
    * Kansas (74%)
    * Washington (68%)
    * Nebraska (68%)
    * Minnesota (67%)
    * Colorado (67%)
    * Georgia (67%)
    * Illinois (65%)
    * Virginia (64%)
    * Maryland (62%)
    * North Dakota (61%)
    * Wyoming (61%)
    * Mississippi (61%)

    Go Obama!!

    May 20, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  7. James, Redlands, CA

    Obama supporters-
    How you win is just as important as how you loose.

    Leave Hilliary and her supporters alone.

    If they don't want to include the popular votes from the caucus states to make it seem like she has the popular vote, so be it. There have been enough permutations and analysis by now to verify that the only way she leads in the popular vote is to give her all of the votes from MI and FL and give Obama no votes from the caucus states.

    She is a proud woman/person who has served New York well. She also has served the country well with the exception of one key vote.

    Let her have her pride.

    But do not rip up the party and doom the country to more Justices like Alito and Roberts, continuation of our occupation of Iraq and the needless dying and maiming of our men and women in uniform just because the person you support is not going to win.

    Every millitary person and parent trying to decide who to vote for should look at what Obama wants the GI Bill to represent for our soldiers after they serve.

    Every parent who wants their child to have a better chance to live a better life than they did should look at what he wants to do for youth wanting to go to college.

    Every person who can't afford healthcare or adequate health care should look at what he wants to do to make it better.

    He hasn't been just words. But you have to be citizen and actually seek out the information you want to know. Mainstream media only wants to focus on the sensational crowds and the conflicts. Right wing media (FOX) only wants to focus on the negative because they know they have no chance if people really look at the things he wants for everyday woking people. They want those people to continue to vote against their own self interest so that the rich can keep getting richer.

    Wake up America. A new day is here. But you have to have the courage to step out on faith and then back your faith up with work to make sure our leaders follow through.

    Obama '08

    May 20, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  8. Melanie

    I wish Obama would go back to Kentucky. People just want him to listen. He is my choice and I really believe he would be the best candidate for Kentucky. Hillary is postering and she'll go to the ends of the earth if it means getting a vote. But she will use those good people and spit them out when she's through. I wish Kentuckians could see the truth.

    May 20, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  9. Mama for Obama

    We are so glad he's coming back. Even though there was a great sense of relief when all the candidates finally left here in early January, we especially miss Obama's presence. He's a favorite here! We miss the guy! Hope he'll come back once in awhile after he's elected prez as well.

    May 20, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  10. Herman in LA

    A Little History on this Year Presidential Race.

    Hillary will lose out on two ends let me explain why thanks to Bill Clinton and the DNC. The democrat national committee knew Hillary was a polarizing figure to the American people and had lots of baggage that would be used against her had she won the nomination for president and was their first choice and they the DNC had built this years election process around her.

    The DNC knew about Barack Obama when he gave his speech in 2004 and several high profile people including the Clinton's wanted Barack Obama to wait and run for president "8" eight years from now giving HRC a straight shot at wining the White house in 08 because they new the republicans would not have a chance in hell of taking the office again after a Bush administration.

    Now here is why Hillary will lose out on two ends, she could have had the chance of becoming the 1st women president of the United States Or 2nd The first women to become the 1st Vice President of the United States both historical achievements for women. Now she will lose out on both because she chose to run her campaign like a republican which could potentially damage the DNC.

    May 20, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  11. Pam

    I just don't get it! Senator Obama was prepared for the long haul with an incredible ground game set up.

    Senator Clinton thought from the beginning that she had this in the bag, hands down. Her campaign mis-spent in the beginning and there was no plan for the long haul which threw her campaign into disarray.

    This started out as the most congenial campaign ever which was a first. When Hillary fell behind she changed her whole campaign and went negative.

    Why is it Senator Obama's fault that people have CHOOSE him? Senator Clinton has come up slightly short so far.

    I admire the fact that Senator Obama is following the rules regarding MI and FL. I am sure that he will make sure that they are seated, he is for all of America.

    Senator Clinton is saying she has the pop vote and that is just a flat out lie, MI and MI DO NOT count as of yet, so she does not.

    Furthermore, Senator Clinton claims that she does not want to disenfranchise voters. I think she has categorically disenfranchised some caucus states and she has disenfranchised ANY and ALL voters in MI who may have voted for Senator Obama.

    She has went out of her way to say that McCain is better than her democratic opponent and I believe that has had an impact of voters.

    I am a democrat that foolishly voted for Bush. I WILL NOT make the same mistake twice!!! If you choose to vote for McCain, please do not sit around and complain about it for the next four years.

    We reap what we sow! Unfortunately so do our service men and women, our children and grandchildren that face paying off a debt, fighting a stupid war because of a choice WE made four years ago.

    Do what you must in November, just remember, you and so many more will pay the price if McCain wins in November. I implore you to base your decision on the greater good and not for Senator Clinton who will come out no worse for the wear in four year under McCain.

    How much more blood and treasure has to be spent?? McCain wants war on Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan.....war, war, war. I am 100% behind Obama but if Hillary wins, as much as her campaign sickens me, I WILL vote for her. Only because I believe that there is a slight chance that she will be better than McCain.

    Ignorance is not bliss, it is just ignorance!

    May 20, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  12. henriettap

    Clinton supporters that will only vote for her or McCain either don't have children or grandchildren because to say you would vote for him is to say yes I'm willing for my children or grandchildren to die in a war that should have never been or maybe they were for the war in the beginning.McCain has stated that he will remain in Iraq if he can remember with whom we are fighting over there.Hillary is in a no win situation but in the end the people those of you for McCain probably would not have voted for Obama in first place.If as Hillary says she has so much experience why has she had such a hard time managing her campaign.She has to lend herself money to keep afloat and I don't agree that Obama should help bail her out of her mess.She and Bill have very big alter egos that won't let them realize that she needs to quit.

    May 20, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  13. Christine

    For those of you who think that we Hillary supporters will 'fall in line' in November, are sadly mistaken. Millions of us will do whatever it takes to send Obama back to the Senate.

    May 20, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  14. Alex in San Diego

    Now Hillary doesn't want caucus votes to count, Unbelievable!

    Talk about trying to steal the election. Seems like she and her take over the world team sit around, figure out what scenario favor her and decides, lets just keep saying this, maybe some our idiot supporters and the media will go for it. If she wants all votes to count, then all votes should count, you can't pick and choose. But that would be "FAIR". I've always been a supporter of President Clinton, especially through the tough times, but the way they have been behaving in the last few weeks is making me sick!

    May 20, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  15. scott

    I am a Republican, however if Hillary were to be the nominee I would vote for her over McCain. Hillary has lots of experience and has great ideas. McCain is lacking in several areas that concern me, But OBAMA is NOT RIGHT on anything, except change. We will be the next third world country.........

    GO HILLARY>>>>>>>>>>>

    May 20, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  16. Peter

    HILLARY 08

    May 20, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  17. Texas Trail Dog

    IOWANS – Please show this man what you really think of him. Surely you're too smart to be deceived by the likes of him.

    Go to look up Larry Sinclair a man named Young. See what you find.

    May 20, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  18. New Politics

    Can someone answer this question – when Sen.Obama won those 11 in a row – the states had blue collar workers in them. So he can win blue collar workers. And Sen. Clinton now trying to discredit the caucus states but want to count Mich. and Fla. "Shame on you".

    May 20, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  19. No Hillary

    Clinton fights?... Sute she does... I am certain that she will be campaigning even as Obama takes Oath of Oval office. No one demaged teh democratic party more than Clinton.

    May 20, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  20. Sandi

    Does Hillary have no shame? What is it going to take for her to pack her bags and go back to New York? What I want to know is – if she were in Senator Obama's shoes, would she be BEGGING for the Florida and Michigan votes to count – NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!!! She would fight til hell freezes over if the shoe was on the other foot. Only because she can't win any other way (and highly doubtful anyway) is she demanding the DNC to allow those votes to count. She had to agree not to campaign in those States and by doing so she agreed the votes wouldn't count. She had the opportunity to oppose that stand before those States held their illegal primaries. Hillary needs to take a hard look at the circumstances and realize the Presidential shoe doesn't fit her!

    May 20, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |

    What you poor stupid white people can't figure out is that we're trying to save you from making any more bad decisions. You are the losers who voted for bush BOTH TERMS, and still think he's a good man fighting to protect us from "THE EVILDOERS". My advice to you on election day is to stay at home, chow down on your freedom fries, and watch your reruns of Springer.

    May 20, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  22. Valerie - St. Louis, MO

    If you claim to vote for only for Hillary and McCain, you are not a true democrat. Why would you risk our economy to a man who admits he doesn't have a clue what to do and he will keep our troops in Iraq another 100 years. Now he has flip flopped to say the war will be over by 2013. He has no clue as to when he will end the war and is saying this just to get votes! Hillary lost because she got caught in too many lies on the way to the white house and because she is so mean spirited it scares me and a whole lot of folks.

    May 20, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  23. R.T.

    Amen Bayou Joe.

    If this was a job interview, not only would Nobama's resume not get him the job, it woudn't even get him an interview. No qualifications, no experience, no business being problem?

    Takes a lot more to be a president than just being handsome, being able to read prepared speeches, being liked by Oprah, and being supported by kids who have never paid taxes, rich liberal whites and every black voter inthe country. "Change" "Hope" and smoke and mirrors.

    We had an unqualified president for the last 7 years. You knukleheads are going to ensure we have one for another 8. God help this country. Open your eyes.

    May 20, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  24. Real Democrat Really Voting for McCain

    This message is to the person who claims that Republicans
    have placed themselves on this board to pretend to be Dems
    voting for McCain.

    That is a lie.

    I am a lifelong Democrat who plans to vote for McCain if
    Obama secures the nomination. It is not a vote out of spite;
    I just prefer McCain over Obama.

    May 20, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |

    Because obama is a liar and completely unfit to run this country I will vote for John McCain if Hillary is not the nominee. If Hillary is given the VP spot I will still vote for John McCain.
    Obama is like a rot that will turn us into a third world country. Think it can't happen? Too lose.....we all lose.

    May 20, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
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