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. VA Republicans

    Fight on for what????? let us do the math again she wins Kentucky by 65% and PR by 73% and he only gets 56% in Oregon, Montana, and SD she will still need to win 84% of Superdelegate votes to win???? is this simple enough. so let us take today, any win for her under 65% its over, any win for him over 56% its over. this is not to make any HRC supporter upset but this is reality. he did an excellent job and he won. move on. I really do not want to see mcCain in the White House but will vote for him for sure if nomination is stolen from Obama

    May 20, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  2. Mike from Westchester

    If HRC wins the remaining primaries by 17 delegates, she will need 94% of the remaining SD's to catch Barack. He will only need 10%, or less if the remaining Edwards delegates come his way.

    Obama has garnered 70% of the net SD announcements since Super Tuesday 198-86.

    BTW: OBAMA IS AHEAD IN THE POPULAR VOTE. Even if you include Florida and the caucus participation totals, he is still over 400,000 up.

    May 20, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  3. Randy - Denver

    She reminds me of a fighter.

    One who was knocked out and when she wakes up continues swinging even though the fight is long over. I do appreciate her still running, she is doing Mr. Obama a favor although most will not understand that, same as the superdelegates are holding off voting for Mr. Obama are doing him a favor also. It is simple people if she were to quit now all the Clinton apologist would say she was "forced out byt the evil DNC, the good ol boy club" and the party will not heal. Once all the states have finished the selection process, MI and Fl are thrown into the pot (reward cheaters what a stupid policy!) and she loses by popular vote, pledged delgates and superdelegates her crowd will have nothing to hang their complaints on other than normal losers remorse so by staying in she is actually helping the party, once the last vote is counted the flood-gates will open and the supers will endorse the next President of the US, Mr. Obama.

    May 20, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  4. Stephanie

    Go Obama i know u can do it, and for those Democrats who rather vote for someone that will keep on killing our fellow Americans in Iraq, you guys are stupid. Am a woman and am not voting for Hillary at all. Its about the color of his skin that you guys are worried about all this time. Racist people. Go Obama you can do it and do not mind all the other democrats who do not know where it hurts.

    May 20, 2008 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  5. Stacy Clarks

    LET'S GO DEMOCRATS!!!!!!!!!

    REPUBLICANS HAVE NO CHANCE!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2008 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  6. Proud1of 26% in WV

    Let her keep her fantasy going.I'm glad I'm not supporting it.

    May 20, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  7. Cammi317

    I understand the logic, I just hope that voters do not feel slighted as he "pushes on" towards the general election. I do not believe he is going to do nearly as bad in Kentucky as the polls are implying, but I believe he would have done much better if campaigned more there.

    May 20, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  8. Proud West Virginian

    I can't believe how many blind followers there are....people that will gamble on a STRANGER and that's essentially what Obama is. It's ok to gamble when you can afford it but this time in our country, with all the problems we are facing with war, economy, poverty, violence, etc., is not that time.

    So many of you think that going forward is always the smart thing to do...I DISAGREE because sometimes we get so off track in life and the Smart thing is to GO BACK! Yes, I'm Conservative,,,,but it's not that I resist change so much as it is that I resist BAD CHANGE....so you can keep your "CHANGE" .... It's our constant "Change" that has DECAYED Morality.

    Many that vote for Hillary is sterotyped as racists...and while racism does exist, which by the way exist everywhere, not just in WV & Kentucky...just ask the 95% of Blacks that have voted for Obama in EVERY State.... there are many that voted for Hillary because they have a history with the Clintons...and it's a comfort zone for them. I mean, I don't think too many people can honestly argue that the U.S. was not in a lot better place during the Bill Clinton Administration than the mess our country is in now!

    May 20, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  9. Third Worlder

    When will the pant suit lady call it quits. Guess, the white house experience had been sweet memories which she craves for again

    May 20, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  10. White female voter

    So now the small states are important to Clinton, as long as they are not caucus states, whose votes she discounts. I can't keep up with this woman's inconsistencies.

    May 20, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  11. GodBlessThisGreatNationUnitedStatesOfAmerica

    Hillary is Toast.

    May 20, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  12. No full circle yet, Obama!

    It's not over until after the Democratic convention - and it's not over until after November. Let's see what your "circle" looks like when millions of voters write in Hillary Clinton's name on the final ballot.

    May 20, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  13. Generation X

    THE HILLARY HATE TRAIN. Hillary supporters you want to see REAL hate...I am ashamed to be WHITE today! Here are just some comments from HILLARY SUPPORTERS from the past couple of days

    1) the black man cant win without the white man vote.
    hillary aint never been called a nigg _r…….enough said!!!!!

    2) I don't want to spend the next four years apologizing for slavery and every other wrong committed against black people

    3)…….we cant even say the man's middle name without being called racist. If didnt plan a simple thing like how to handle your own middle name just what CAN you do? Then obama gets on us for even THINKING of him as Muslim when hein his own book said if he had to take sides he would side with the MUSLIMS.

    And all the Hillary supporters wonder why we are so tough with them on this message board. Then Hillary supporters blame the people on this message board as their reason for voting for McCain...are you crazy? These are the same people who were going to vote against McCain just a couple of months ago when they thought Hillary had the nomination locked! YOU ARE NOT A DEMOCRAT...I don't know what to call you....maybe Old white trash club. If by some miracle McCain wins the GE...I will blame every single one of you for every American soldiers death after Feb 09' because you voted out of spite, racism, sexism. These YOUNG soldiers are defending YOUR right to vote!

    May 20, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  14. To all Obama doubters

    To those of you that are not as convinced about Barack Obama being someone truly unique and special that has arrived on the political scene at the exact right time in our history; please ask yourself,

    Could all these Obamacins and Obama supporters be right about Barack?

    Should I be dissing a this truly open minded and progressive thinker or give him a chance to prove what many of us already believe.

    The fierce urgency of now is upon us........The world needs Barack Obama.

    Obama 2008-2016.

    May 20, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  15. Jim

    You're doomed to failure because you do not represent mainstream Americans, you're a novice who is only talk, and your family and Reverand Wright will be your ultimate downfall sooner or later.

    Superdelegates cannot let this guy steal the nomination just to lose in November. He is not qualified to be President and millions of Democrats, independents as well as Republicans have rejected him as a candidate.

    Will it take a catastrophy to make the superdelegates and all Americans wake up to the handicaps that Obama will always carry with him?

    May 20, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  16. Michelle In Philly

    Keep going Hillary we got your back and are behind you all the way to the White House. Love ya!!!

    May 20, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  17. Roger MD

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

    May 20, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  18. Oscar, Rio Vista, CA

    Congratulations Hillary, you have won another backward thinking state. Well done. I hope you realize that they will now be expecting their $20.00 gas tax rebate in the mail because they voted for you.

    May 20, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  19. Real Change

    I think Hillary is going to run as a third party candidate. After Puerto Rico she'll count Michigan and Florida, through out the caucus states, and then claim to have won the popular vote. At that point she'll justify a third party run...not for herself...but for the people. She and Barack split the vote, McCain becomes President, and Hillary runs again in 2012.

    May 20, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  20. Jordan

    If Hillary was a litigator making those arguments to a Judge, she would probably be sanctioned for intentionally misleading the Court.

    May 20, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  21. Ro

    Wow....for someone who wanted 'every vote to count', Clinton is sure quick to say that little states don't count. So if the state doesn't go to her, we aren't important.....And she wonders why people are moving to Obama.

    May 20, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  22. SlimSista

    HRC...IT'S OVER...THERE IS NO ARGUMENT TO WIN....THE PEOPLE HAVE VOTED...IT'S BARACK OBAMA WE WANT...

    YOU DID NOT WANT MI & FL TO COUNT LAST YEAR, WHEN YOU AGREED TO NOT COUNT THEM...YOU ARE LOSING NOW THEY HAVE TO COUNT....

    SOMETIMES IT SHOWS BETTER CHARACTER WHEN YOU BOW OUT GRACEFULLY, WHEN YOU KNOW YOU HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT AND LOSSED.....

    MAY GOD BLESS BARACK OBAMA.....THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THESE UNITED STATES.....

    May 20, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  23. Ben

    THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HILLARY OR OBAMA. I WISH TO SPEAK ABOUTY THE QURAN.
    SINCE WHEN DID A BOOK ,EITHER THE BIBLE OR THE QURAN BECOME A HOLY INSTRUMENT? THE MESSAGE INSIDE MAY BE HOLY ACCORDING TO THE FAITH OF ITS FOLLOWERS BUT THE BOOK PRINTED BY MAN IS NOTHING MORE THAN A BOOK I DONT BELIEVE GOD GAVE MAN THE ABILITY TO CREAT SOMETHING HOLY

    May 20, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  24. R.T.

    And Obama gets absolutely crushed in a state primary for the second week in a row. The Dem Party is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. And the band plays on....

    May 20, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  25. sophia nyc

    Everyone just IGNORE Hillary.. maybe she'll go away.

    May 20, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
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