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. Exxon

    All who say they will vote for McCain, if Hillary does not win. Go right ahead, who cares. I noticed no one is kissing your blank to stay including Mr. Obama. You spoiled brat, you are just mad because the election did not turn out the way you thought it would. The vote you are casting will not make a bit of difference. Idiot's

    May 20, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  2. Clinton Backer

    Prove it, don't come on blogs and start falsely accusing people of illegal action without proof. You might find yourself with a lawsuit in the end.

    May 20, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  3. Sharon Minnesota

    Found on and copied from another network's blog. I couldn't have said it better myself.

    As many of you know, Obama has hired hundreds of paid bloggers to surf the net and spread his lies and propaganda. After reviewing many of these posts, it appears that they have developed a strategy to con Hillary Clinton supporters and Independents into voting for Obama using various ploys, including: (1) The "Supreme Court" card, i.e. if Obama doesn't win, McCain will appoint conservative judges. (2) The "Roe v. Wade" card, i.e. if Obama doesn't win, the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade; (3) The "race card,", which we are all very familiar with since Obama entered the race i.e. if you are against Obama, then you are a racist; (4) The "real Democrat" card, i.e. "real Democrats" will vote for the Democratic nominee whether they like him/her or not; (5) The "baby killer card", i.e. if John McCain wins, he will institute a draft and you will be responsible for the killing of babies; and (6) The "Hillary would want you to vote for Obama" card, which is self-explanatory. ______It is important to know that although Obama, his supporters, the DNC and party elite, and the mainstream media have conspired to marginalize the millions of Democrats who have voted for Hillary, or who do not support Obama, they will now be using every trick in the book to "bring the party together" to further the ruthless ambitions of Obama and the party elite. They will want you to forget all about the months and months of biased press, the biased party elite, the insults, and the race-cards. They will want you to forget that the Democratic Party now is the party that stands for disenfranchisement and the rationalization of racism, if it results in the nomination of their hand-picked candidate. They will use all of the above-mentioned "cards" and more, to persuade you to vote for the man who they have preordained as the Democratic nominee. DON'T FALL FOR IT! _______Whether you want to write-in Hillary, if possible, vote for John McCain rather than Obama, or sit out the election, remember that your action or inaction could result in the election of the inexperienced, deceptive, ruthless, divisive, black liberation theology believing, terrorist befriending, race-card throwing Obama. UNLESS YOU DESIRE THIS RESULT, PLEASE MAKE YOUR DECISIONS WISELY.

    May 20, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  4. Mark

    Hillary is beating this dog to death and if anyone of us beat a dog this bad PETA would of been called and we would of been hauled of to jail. Hillary stop lick your wounds and support the party now not yourself nobody is pulling you down but your self save face and get out while your not marked as an idiot

    May 20, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  5. Johnny McCain

    Do you mind if I use your blueprint for using fear mongering to corner the redneck and klan vote? Thanks Hon! Please send me your notes on how you calculate votes in your favor. I might need your math to win the general election in November!


    May 20, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  6. White/Educated/Rich-Female...labels dont matter

    This is over, the number and the majority of the country have spoke and Obama is the voice of new politics that we need for a new generation. America is tired of being seen as a bully on the global scale, let get over old politics and start making a newer, better GLOBAL america and if you want that, do you realy think McCain can speak to the planet with out being seen as 4 more years of bush?

    May 20, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  7. Rebecca

    The overall voters do not represent the few idiots on this board who say they will vote for McCain over Obama if Hillary doesn't win. You idiots go ahead and vote for McCain. You're not proving anything other than your stupidity.

    May 20, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  8. Andrew Nelle

    The issue is not weither or not Hillary is a good choice or Obama is a good choice, the simple fact of the matter is the math is not there for Clinton. She would have to shut out Obama completly in all the last few primaries in order to just tie him. Even if she kills him in Kentucky and Puerto Rico as she is projected to do she still can't jump ahead of him, I understand how bad people want there to still be a chance for her but if you play with the delegate counter on the CNN website you'll see that if she wins all 4 remaining primaries thus far she still only catches up to him not beating him at all. They said on CNN even if she gets Florida and Michigan she still can't win because Obama has more super delegates then does. Clinton needs to step back and look at the bigger picture which is that she holds the key to helping the Dem's win this year, she needs to back Obama and stop dragging her feet. She has shown the world that she can fight a good fight, fine thats great good job now move over and let Obama go to work on John Mccain.

    Nelle Florida

    May 20, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  9. Caucus States

    I can speak for caucus in Texas only. It was totally disorganized and a real joke. A large number of people did not particiate (elderly, sick, inconvenient work schedule, single parent) in the caucus. I for one voted in the primary, but had to be at work at 5:30 the next morning. Some of the caucus did not even begin until 12am. Also, it is a known fact that some people in Texas voted three times (early voted, primary, and caucus.) Like Texas a lot of the caucus states will be Red in November. Senator Clinton is correct about that. In some of these states Republicans crossed over and voted for Obama out of their hatred for the Clinton's.

    May 20, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  10. Xavier, St. Louis, MO

    The question to Clinton and her supporters is, "what's the real reason she's still in the race?" The longer she's stays in the race, the more debt she's going to accumulate. Someone has to pay for her visits to Kentucky, West Virginia, etc., Chelsea’s and Bill visits to different parts of the country and the list goes on and on.

    As we all know, including Hillary and her faithful followers, this race is over.

    May 20, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  11. Jeanne, San Diego

    Poor old Clinton, fighting a lost battle. Hopes she wakes up to reality soon. She's beginning to look rather pathetic.

    May 20, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  12. TJP

    First he disenfranchised Florida and Michigan by refusing to let them hold a revote. Now he disenfranchises Blue Collar voters by not even making one appearance in Kentucky and touching down for 1 photo op playing pool in West Virgninia. The photo op playing pool is right on target for Obama. This guy is a real "hustler". The true colors of this arrogant inexperienced candidate will be revealed when he's trounced by McCain in November.

    May 20, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  13. Darrell

    I am a Democrat for my Whole Life and never voted for a Republican but due to the way the DNC and Howard Dean have handled Florida and I am from Florida and they are telling us our Votes and State will not Count at the Convention. Unless the State of Florida is fully seated before they pick a winner then I will vote Republican. Everyone in the media and on Obama Team and DNc dismiss us and think we are dumb lambs that will just follow the Democratic Leader well they are Dead Wrong Florida the 4th Largest State in the Union will get Revenge and Deliver the State to the Republicans. You have the DNC and Howard Dean to thank for this mess

    May 20, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  14. AMB

    To the clinton backer from Iowa-This middle aged white woman is an Obama backer from Iowa and I am delighted to have him return to the state. I had the privilege of sitting down with him one-on-one to talk about the issues. I found him to be genuine, inspiring and a true visionary when it came to his ideas on healthcare, the economy, alternative energy sources, education and many other topics. What I see in Hillary is the acts of a desperate woman, clinging to a fading hope that she and Bill will once again rule the White House. I commend her for her historic run and I think that she has paved the way for women in the future who may wish to make a bid for the presidency or other prominent elected offices. Thanks, Hillary, but now it's time to step aside and help reunite the feuding sides of the Democratic party. History will remember her for how she steps out of this race...either graceful and graciously or resentful and defiantly.

    May 20, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  15. Phil

    Jane L. Obama was raked over the coals during the PA debates by ABC IIRC. It wasn't a debate so much as it was an Obama roast. I think both of them have had their moments in the sun with the media.

    May 20, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  16. Darrell

    We need to count all votes in all states before the Convention is Seated last time I looked we had 50 States not 48 Hey DNC you are not a Dictatorship and States have their rights

    May 20, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  17. Jon, Pittsburgh, PA

    Obama supporters continue to accuse Hillary of tearing the party apart. Please reflect on the argument she makes for her being the best candidate to win against McCain. It is a good and solid argument she makes. You don't want to listen and believe it and instead call her names and plead with her to drop out. Would you advise your children to stop competing in a contest this close?

    I plan to vote for Obama if he's the nominee. Please don't blame Clinton if the Democrats lose in the fall. She has been stating her case all along and it's valid.

    May 20, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  18. yen

    Is this Bill and Hills legacy?Hunger for power is driving them nuts. Does she really think she will win?God save America from the clintons!!!!!

    May 20, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  19. RR

    General Custer kept fighting also....

    May 20, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  20. shelly in IL

    May 20th, 2008 9:57 am ET

    Tired of the lies
    Tired of the fake hair color
    Tired of the botox
    Tired of the pant-suits
    Tired of Clintons

    Get out of the way you champion of yesterday

    This is to funny @ Old & White w/ GED... Good stuff, keep'em coming!

    May 20, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  21. CNN loves Hillary

    2 supers for Obama this morning....105 delegates needed to win!!

    May 20, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  22. Thomas a. Lewis

    What gets me is that all this blog contains is mistrust and problems with both Obama and Clinton. Smartest thing I ever heard from a Dem. When will we wake up, see the 60s are over and realy try to fix a lost America?
    McCain in 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  23. Mish, NYC

    Whats funny to me is how a number of HRC supporters are mentioning Bill Clinton's success during his presidency and is somehow trying to make a direct connection of that success to HRC if she becomes president. Back when Bill Clinton was running for President, I don't think he mismanaged money, constantly lied and changed the rules to benefit him in the race and he also didnt have a history of shady friends and dealings (albeit he was probably obtaining all of the shadiness at that time). All I have to say is this..any "Democrat" that decides to vote for McCain will be making a BIG mistake, I think its time for someone new and different in office this time around (and not a Republican!). What people must understand is that while the President is the Commander in Chief, he has a team of advisers who will be seasoned and knowledgeable and will (hopefully) make the right decisions to improve this country and bring it back to the respectful superpower that it once was before President Bush and his team ruined it. I hate to say it, but I may have to sell my Co-Op and move to Canada if McCain becomes president, the fact that he is so out of touch with the issues that is currently affecting us right now (Mainly the economy, with the Iraq war of equal importance as well), it scares the bejesus out of me when "Democrats" say that they will vote for him instead.

    May 20, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  24. FactCheck

    > 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.

    You must really be delusional. Do you think anyone in the DNC is insane enough to actually supporter her in '12 if she actively tries to take down the party this year? Keep living' the dream.

    May 20, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  25. Jordan

    Its interesting that you use the word "court" in your "i'm voting for mccain over obama even though i believe in democratic ideals" speech. Have you even given any thought at all as to who is going to choose the next few supreme court justices? Do you really want mccain making these decisions over obama? If so, you are not a democrat and should rethink what you truly believe in.

    It is the biggest shame of all that 99.99999 percent of this country do not give any thought whatsoever to the US Supreme court - the MOST important issue BY FAR that will face the next president.

    May 20, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
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