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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  1. Darrell

    note a Flaming Libral Democrat has never won lets see McGovern, Duckaus and Kerry now Obama Great Job DNC for breaking every rule to hand Obama the nomintaion this was planned for years Clinton never stood a chance I bet if Obama won Florida and Mish they would of counted the states or allowed a re election but it was Clinto so thay all say nooo f.... the voters in Fla and Mish we do not need them well when you need money and votes do not look to us we are not part of your 48 state union I guess the republicans can count they know we have 50 states and they will all be at the Convention something to think about

    May 20, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  2. Debby

    Hey henriettap: I have 3 cousins in Iraq doing their second tour and yes they are Democrats so please don't catagorize all Dems. just because they don't like Obama. He hasn't even been to Iraq as the supposed nominee, instead he is in Iowa making sure he doesn't lose anymore votes. My friends and family will NOT vot for this egostical jerk who doesn't have a clue whats even going on in Iraq and who touts all his foreign policy experience. I applaud Clinton and McCain who have made the trip several times to visit the troops and to actually see what is taking place there.

    May 20, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  3. rb

    when Hillary realizes she is not the nominee I bet she sues--

    May 20, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  4. Chicagoway

    Freida In NYC: Says that one change that obama has made is that he has brought racism to the country. Question- What country have you been living in you nut?

    May 20, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  5. FLORIDA Voter for Barack Obama

    Anyone who wants to take this to the convention with so much at stake and the risk of losing TIME is a selfish idiot. Your candidate lost. There will be no decision at the convention. The decision has been made. And if you vote McCain over Obama you have no business in this party, or the country.

    May 20, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  6. JFK

    I wonder how many people who whine about Obama's inexperience voted or would have voted for John F Kennedy, or who look up to him and think he was a great president.

    Guess what, he had the same amount of experience Obama has now. Keep telling yourself you aren't this or that, or bitter and angry. The truth shows through, when you really think about it. Too bad you've all closed you minds to hate.

    May 20, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  7. vw

    Democratic Party should NOT deserve "democratic" among its name if Hillary cannot win the nominee.

    USA will definitely step down from "superpower" if Hillary cannot win the nominee. This is not really what we want.

    May 20, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  8. Adios Hillary

    Look, if Hillary really is the better candidate and more qualified, why the @#$ is she getting her clock cleaned by a 46-year-old first-term senator? Why is she 20 million in debt after TWICE loaning her campaign money, something that's unprecedented in presidential campaigns, as far as I know.

    Face it, if the Clinton juggernaut with all its resources can't stomp a guy as new to the scene as Obama, Hillary is NOT the better candidate.

    May 20, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  9. Linda Esen

    IT SAD SAD SAD THAT HILLARY SUPPORTERS WILLL VOTE MCCRACK OUT OF SPITE. SO THIS MEANS THAT ALL THOSE WHO VOTED OBAMA WERE DISILLUSIONED AND B/CAUSE HE IS BLACK. NO NO WE VOTED FOR HIM B/CUASE HE IS THE CANDIDATE I FEEL I CAN TRUST – HILARRY WOULD HAVE BEEN OK BUT AMERICA NEEDS TO TURN THE PAGE – THIS IS THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY- IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD FROM THE DARK PLACE BUSH HAS TAKEN US.
    THINK OF THIS : MCCAIN IS A FORMER POW AND MILITARY MAN AND YET HE VOTED FOR THE WAR AND CONTINUES IT ADVOCATION...WHAT ABOUT THAT JUDGMENT. TO ME BARACKS JUDMENTS IS TYPED TO HIS MANAGMENT SKILLS; LOOK AT WHERE WE ARE TODAY – HE HAS THE NOMINATION RUNNING THINGS HIS WAY. ITS FUNNY THAT PEOPLE SAY HE WENT NEGATIVE ON HILARY BUT YET WHEN HE DID NOT RESPOND IT MADE HIM SEEM WEAK!! SO I HOPE THAT WE CAN ALL STILL COME TOGETHER DESPITE THE INTENSE FEELINGS OF LOSE. HILARY I HOPE MANAGES TO CONVINCE HER VOTERS TO REMAIN FAITHFULL TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY – BEAUCE A VOTE FOR MCCAIN MEANS YOU AREN'T TRU TO THESE IDEALS HELPING THE REGULAR FOLK FIRST , IT IS A VERY REPUBLICAN THING TO DO IF YOU WERE TO CHOSE TO VOTE FOR MCCAIN. HE IS A WAR MONGER WHO WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT – AND YOU THINK CHANEY IS A BAD HE IS A LAMB COMPARED TO MCCAIN

    May 20, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  10. Jana Delray Bch, Fl

    Obama is so in to himself it makes me sick, I remember in college
    there were people who thought they were better than everyone
    else, what snobs they were.

    Obama winning about attacks on his anti american wife, next time he should tell her to keep herd mouth shut. You didn't hear Hillary winning when the Obama people were tearing up Bill Clinton.

    Obama needs to get a grip.

    CLINTON or MCCAIN 08

    NO OBAMA// NO MICHELLE AS FIRST LADY

    May 20, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  11. JB

    James from Redlands,

    Please understand how many Hillary supporters on these blogs go on and on how they will vote for McBush over Obama.

    Obama and Hillarys policies are so similar, yet her supporters would prefer to continue in Iraq, have no economic policy and no vision for our future?

    Its those Hillary supporters who will bury our future! Grow up!

    May 20, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  12. Tony C. - DC

    If Obama does win, it will be fun to watch the Rev.'s Sharpton, Jackson and Wright be forced to finally find real jobs and to watch the media scrutinze every word that comes out of Michelle "the mouth" Obama for the next four years. She sure can dish it out, but can't take it.

    Well "SWEETIE", you live in the fish bowl now, so either get used to it or SHUT UP!

    May 20, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  13. Darren M.

    Hilary supporters, listen up.. A loss by Obama in November is a loss for us all. it think it's high time we all started acting like adults. Your protest vote in November for McCain will be like spending your rent money for strippers. it might feel good at the time, but they'll be hell to pay when the rent's due.....

    May 20, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  14. Modern Monkey!!!!

    I am so reay for this to be over, which it pretty much is. HRC is trying to pay back loans and trying to par her staff.

    I'm glad the REPUGs are ready to rumble. SO is the OBAMA nation!!!!

    May 20, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  15. Janice, Aberdeen, SD

    Apparently there are new comments from Hillary's campaign about her being treated unfairly because she's a woman.

    She's being treated no worse than Obama. These whisper email campaigns against him about his religion and the flag-pins are code-word campaigns that in the end are more about him being black than his religion. It's subtle racism, but it's just as strong a campaign and harder to respond to because a response is needed but over-reacting would be the kiss of death. He doesn't dare show the victim face – that would be stepping right into the jaws of the Right.

    If she feels she's being treated unfairly because of sexism, she needs to address it directly on behalf of all women and anyone who's facing a similar battle (as Obama at least attempted to do with his speech on race). That would show her more as a leader and not a victim. Why was her campaign so blind to this other way of handling this?

    May 20, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  16. Hotlanta

    Hillary can't balance or manage a campagn budget, realize she is not winning. She does her own caculations (math) and then wants to persuade the delegates that she is the best candidate. Best candidate for the Mentally Unstable farm–delusional. She just don't get it. She enter the race, lost and should bow out gracefully. She is allowing people to make her look foolish by continuing this race. Who wants a president that sees a rag flag, stop sign, do not enter, wrong way, and keeps going anyway. Blind leading the blind.

    May 20, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  17. Darrell

    why is it when Blacks Vote for Obama its "OK"

    and when Whites vote for Clinon its "Racist"

    I am missing something here

    May 20, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  18. Tony C. - DC

    New Polticis:

    Can you answer this?

    Why can't your boy win a big state? A must have state like PA, WVA, OH, CA? You really think he will get FL?

    Hello, anyone home?

    May 20, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  19. Terry

    I hope NY does the right thing and send Hillary packing. How did she ever get elected as senator?

    May 20, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  20. Matt

    One question. Name one thing Obama has done that was dishonest. Rev. Wright, which really has NOTHING to do with the candidate, and you really can not blame him for supporting the guy. Obama has been really straight forward. Nothing to bamboozle or hoodwink anyone.

    May 20, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  21. Joanna

    You know, if this was Joe Biden or Bill Richards or John Edwards and they were this close we wouldn't be hearing that they should "shut up" , "get lost", "give it up", etc. now would we? I don't think so! Go Hillary to the convention and if not, we will write you in. We don't need another eight years of inexperience and practice at being president and we don't need Michelle Obama as first lady....

    May 20, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  22. Tony C. - DC

    Roger MD May 20th, 2008 10:27 am ET

    Is Hillary pointing to herself and telling us, "It's all about ME"?

    ROGER:

    NO! That would be OBAMA and MCBUSH!

    May 20, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  23. Darren M.

    The one thing that doomed hillary's campaign is her inability to connec with voters. Her husband is the King of that. He can take the most complex subject and break it down like Fischer-Proce. Hillary is not Bill. I think a lot of voters are in love with seeing Bill back in the white House, but the Clinton are a big red X on the conservatives war map. The United States needs to heal, and we don't need a candidate that will continue to spew hate. She is smart, but her drive to become president is bigger than anything or anybody else. I am more scared of Hillary Clinton as president than John McCain.

    May 20, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  24. susan- ohio

    Agree with Jane O above – I still wonder what the love affair is with Obama did anyone read News week article last week – there is not much difference between either candidate even with pondering, money, etc., I certainly hope he does not get bored, – I personally think he will be like Carter – but I am a democrate and will vote for him, – I do believe HIliary is the best candidate and so do most dems I believe – but for some reason the news media and DNC Dean do not think so –

    May 20, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  25. Tracy---Indianapolis, IN

    There's alot of Obama HATERS on here today............GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!! I

    Obama 08

    May 20, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
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