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

Clinton fights on, Obama returns to Iowa

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/POLITICS/05/20/primary.wrap/art.split.candidates.ap.jpg 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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soundoff (435 Responses)
  1. Anon

    How much more debt has she gained since she has not learned to bow out?

    May 20, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  2. Alex in San Diego

    If speaking in a campaign forum:

    Chelsea should field questions from reporters as well as students.

    Michelle can be called on her statements, If quoted correctly!

    Cindy McCain should be transparent, I don't understand how she just can say no. My husband should be the leader of the free world, but I'll decide what I want to share. Never before and it shouldn't be accepted now.

    May 20, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  3. Olivia

    Loyal to Iowa and disloyal to Oregon.......that is my read on not celebrating with oregonians on his expected victory. maybe they will see him for who he really is now....wishy washy.

    When the time comes.....retribution. ...for dissing Hillary unfairly.
    Aptly said by some on this blog site.

    May 20, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  4. manie

    With 21 millions dollars of debt... that she have to pay back How could she . She needs Obama to pay for her .Are you blind peoples.. Please wake up. for the best of democratic party..

    May 20, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  5. DMWhipp

    A message to Hillary supporters:

    If you are voting for McCain over Obama in the general election because you believe McCain is the better candidate and will lead this country in the right direction, I respect that.

    If you are voting for McCain over Obama to prove the point your favorite candidate didn't win the nomination, you deserve no respect.

    With McCain leading America, more young men and women will die in Iraq (and perhaps Iran), devasting their families (parents, wives, children, and other loved ones) because you choose to vent your anger in the voting booth.

    But hey, I'm sure they'll appreciate the fact that they gave their lives to satisfy your anger and discontent. I hope their families will too.

    May 20, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  6. Patricia in Las Vegas

    For all the Hillary supporters who are saying that they won't vote for Obama in November, you might want to know that BILL CLINTON HIMSELF said at the Nevada state convention in Reno this past weekend that no matter who the Democratic candidate is we need to vote Democratic in November. So there you go Clinton supporters, right from her husband's mouth ... do not vote McCain or stay home!!!!!

    May 20, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  7. Republican for Hillary

    Please don't give up Hillary, for the country needs you!!! There are many Republicans like myself who are ready to stand with you to ensure are country gets back on track. Clinton is not the only choice...she is the BEST CHOICE!!!

    May 20, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  8. DAN

    Obama the arrogant is a very small man not fit to be president. His ego doesn't reflect his capacity and intelligence. His sexist hurtful remarks are a sign of a low IQ. Lets give him an IQ test without his advisers or tele prompters. Obama and Bush are the two politicians who will not count votes in Florida and history is in the making folks. The media has fooled people in voting for him and now the backlash is comming. Hillary supporters should never vote for an arrogant sexist who's played the race card to win. Don't let them bamboozie you. Never vote Obama.

    May 20, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  9. It's all in the manipulation........

    Watch out Oregonians....this is how he will treat your state if he becomes the nominee....going back to Iowa – a more important state that Oregon. Interesting!!! Look at what he did with the Energy Bill and the effect it had on Oregon.

    He is a transparent politician for sure – see right through the suit – no substance. He claims he will change things but gives no outline of HOW regarding gas prices, foreign policy issues (for example, what topic would he like to talk to Iran about?), etc. A very transparent suit.

    Oregonians...see who this man is for what he is – a great talker with little to no substance. Stand strong!!! Stand for a leader!!! Stand for someone who will work hard for each American citizen!!! Stand with Senator Clinton.

    May 20, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  10. Ed, Santa Fe NM

    Hillary is like stink on a Monkey..... no offense to stink...

    it's unbelievable that Hillary's supporters keep yapping... she's $20M in the hole and can't win.... DO THE MATH AND SHUT UP, PEOPLE

    May 20, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  11. leapfrog

    Anyone who thinks they'll cross over and vote repub, or not vote, out of spite, needs to remember, we live in a democracy. We follow whomever is elected, regardless of party or ideology because we accept that the majority rules. Those in the minority may not like it, but no one rebels because their candidate loses. Obama and Clinton are almost identical in their ideologies. You either believe in pro-choice or you don't. You either believe in social programs like universal health care or you don't. You either believe that corporate wellfare needs to be abolished or you don't. You either believe the war in Iraq must end or you don't. Those democrats who hiss and spit like alley cats over one candidate or another need to recall it's not the person who advances these platforms, but the party. If you don't believe in those things that the party belives in, then leave. But don't call yourself a democrat if you plan to abandon the party merely because your candidate couldn't make the cut.

    May 20, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  12. andrew s. rostolder

    loser, loser pants on fire. it is not about the country or the people. it is about hillary and bubba. they want to turn the white house back into a double wide with columns

    May 20, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  13. show me

    what the headline should have read is clinton pander s on the fight s all but over

    May 20, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  14. Dave

    HilLIARy supporters= Poor and BITTER Losers!

    Nothing but HATE coming from most of your posts..... don't be angry just because your favorite LOST! Unite the Democrats and vote with your head, not your heart in November!

    May 20, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  15. Crush Rush

    Its time to hunt down the dittoheads and put them in camps.

    May 20, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  16. Democrats for Obama

    I'm a under educated middle age white male living in Kentucky. I'm voting for Obama today, but I find it offensive that people think that the poor and ignorant will only vote for Hillary. Just because we may be poor does not make us stupid.

    May 20, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  17. jimmy

    This is NOT about being a democrat.... WAKE UP Obama Woodstock types. Hillary is simply the most qualified and most informed. That is why her supporters, for the most part, will not vote for your leader. We are saddened and angered by the bias and the ignorance of the followers.

    We know she is the best choice and that is simply why our movement is on.... Hillary supporters have united to teach the DNC a lesson.
    McCain '08 for Clinton '12
    Obama, well, NEVER!

    May 20, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  18. NO OBAMA,NEVER

    Yes, I DO have children and grand children and that is exactly the reason I will NEVER vote for obama. The man is rot and unfit to run anything in this country. You want to believe the liar.......well help yourself....but I DO NOT.

    May 20, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  19. Phil

    Obama wasn't on the ballot in Michigan. You must not be a democrat, or believe in democracy at all to want to count the Michigan vote. Even if Florida were counted it would not change things. Even so, you don't change your election rules halfway through, or worse, near the end of an election. You just don't do it.

    And not wanting to count caucus states? What kind of non-democratic nonsense is that? That's worse than Jeb Bush throwing votes into the dumpster.

    May 20, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  20. joe

    I just cast my vote here in KY for OBAMA and he will get my vote in Nov. There is no way I am going to vote for BUSH II. Our military has suffered enough under one idiot.

    May 20, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  21. It's all in the manipulation........

    From the states that Obama has won, they represent 220 ish electoral college votes – from the states that Clinton has won, they represent 300 electoral college votes and only 274 are needed to win the Presidency.

    Popular vote...including all states that have cast votes to date, Clinton is ahead.

    Clinton is a better candidate and will be McCain in November!!!!

    *******

    Watch out Oregonians....this is how he will treat your state if he becomes the nominee....going back to Iowa – a more important state that Oregon. Interesting!!!

    He is a transparent politician for sure – see right through the suit – no substance. He claims he will change things but gives no outline of HOW regarding gas prices, foreign policy issues (for example, what topic would he like to talk to Iran about?), etc. A very transparent suit.

    Oregonians...see who this man is for what he is – a great talker with little to no substance. Stand strong!!! Stand for a leader!!! Stand for someone who will work hard for each American citizen!!! Stand with Senator Clinton.

    May 20, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  22. Susan

    Oops! a Senator from michaigan just threw his support to Obama. It does not count yet, but it will. I love this stuff!

    May 20, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  23. Phil

    Sorry Peter, you need votes to win an election. Not a personality cult.

    May 20, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  24. BigAce

    NEWSFLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Obama does not control the media or how they have portrayed HRC during this nomination process.

    HRC has attacked Obama and Obama has attacked HRC. As Bill said, its a part of the political process. HRC thinks she is the better candidate, Obama thinks he is better. It was left up to the people to decide. And the people choose Obama.

    If I didn't know better it would seem that the HRC supporters expected the nomination to automatically be given to HRC. As if she were the next to take the office without any competitors.

    It reminds me of the NC State vs Houston game and how everyone expected Houston to blow out NC State, but we know what happened in that game.

    May 20, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  25. GO OBAMA

    After all what Hillary is yapping, she still is a good brave democrat and will support Obama, in comparison with all those disguised Hillary supporters, they are misled republicans and just wanna cover up
    McCains /Bush's failed policies.

    Obama for president!!!

    May 20, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
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