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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soundoff (435 Responses)
  1. Terry

    Now Clinton is whining that Obama is going to Iowa and blaming the media for saying it's all but over. The Clinton campaign reminds me of Baghdad Bob. It's just rediculous how many times the Clinton campaign has changed the bar. Any other candidate this thing would have been done.

    May 20, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  2. Patty

    So sad that he could not afford the people of Oregon that pleasure but then again, he could not afford any of his time for the people of Kentucky either since he said he would be losing anyway. I imagine they loved seeing him in Michigan which has already voted while he says his schedule is too busy to fit in Kentucky.

    May 20, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  3. onelessvoteforobama

    That's ok if you don't win this time Hillary. You will always be my hero. After everyone see what's going to happen to our country in 4 yrs, they will regret voting for an in-experienced , cocky, arrogant man. I will not, and everyone read my lips–i will not vote for obama. I will either vote for McCain, or STAY AT HOME. Me and millions of other woman. We will FIGHT, WE WILL BE HEARD! Everyone, especially the superdelegates who who threw her under the bus, rideculed, smeared and called her every name in the book will realize that the hate they sprewed at Clinton WILL HAVE CONSEQUENCES-ESPECIALLY Bill Richardsn AND JOHN EDWARDS-TRAITORS!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  4. Mike

    Begin winning the contest in Iowa, and end the contest after you've won in Iowa.

    Go Obama!

    May 20, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  5. Tyler in Raleigh, NC

    Cliton math.... must be what she had in mind when she voted for "No Child Left Behind", you know... before she was against it, NAFTA and the Iraq war.

    Daydreaming is fine, but when you need to break every rule to be President and swear to uphold the rules of the country is just sad.

    May 20, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  6. M Pinard

    It is a morning energy booster to read how both Democratic candidates keep fighting for "Democratic Nomination Title." Today will be interesting (Kentucky & Oregon Primaries)! - What a battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama this has been ....!

    - To add fuel to the fiery Primaries Campaign, a CNN news story early today reported that Billionaire investor Warren Buffett stated an intention of voting for either Democratic Candidate... but that it is clear the senator from Illinois will be...the nominee. Then, Buffett said: "So it would be Barack Obama ... my preference." Hey ! Talk about Democratic indecision - and from this old, influential, very rich (worth $260 billion) investor ! Makes one wonder....?

    ... And my candidate, Republican John McCain, steadily keeps campaigning on! Go, McCain !

    May 20, 2008 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  7. Anthony - Morgantown

    Done and done.

    Obama/Warner v. McCain/Huckabee in November.

    May 20, 2008 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  8. Ron L

    Here are the FACTS..
    Obama has won the nominating process..
    Hillary COULD have won but SHE BLEW IT...
    Hillary supporters need to quit looking for someone or something to BLAME for Hillary's sitiuation...

    This was not about sexism..what this was about is the FIRST time Hillary was truely in charge, and she DROPPED the ball!!

    HILLARY decided that she should focus on Super Tuesday Feb. 5th as THE MAIN EVENT, and after that Barack would be so far behind it wouldn't matter..( DID NOT HAPPEN THAT WAY)

    HILLARY decided to allow her campaign to IGNORE the caucus states as if they were unimportant, while NOW saying every vote should be counted.

    Here is another tidbit that most Hillary supporters don't like to ask themselves. IF Hillary were not the wife of an ex-President and did not have the ability to speak on the "Clinton White House" would she even be close to Barack in votes...I REALLY doubt it...

    Hillary supporters you really need to take a step back and ask yourself this question....
    WITH ALL THE MONEY HILLARY HAD IN HER CAMPAIGN, and HAVING THE ABILITY TO USE THE SUCCESSES OF THE CLINTON WHITE HOUSE why wasn't she able to stop a younger less experienced person??

    I believe it has to do with her LACK of REAL CHARACTER. I once supported her but her words and actions have shown me I WAS WRONG to think she was an honorable person. ALL SHE IS IS A POLITICIAN and will say ANYTHING to win..

    LOOK at all the different times she has agreed to something in the beginning of this process and then 3 months later she tries to act like it NEVER was said BY HER!! It is insulting to OUR intelligence.

    AMERICA does not need this..whether the person is male or female..

    Hillary is losing because SHE DESERVES TO,,,PLAIN and SIMPLE !!

    May 20, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  9. Julie

    I don't know if CNN will allow me to use this format to share a thought regarding Roland Martin's commentary about the flag pin. It is somewhat related because it deals with Obama who is running for President.

    Mr. Martin just doesn't get the point. It's not that a candidate does or doesn't wear the flag pin, it's the REFUSAL to wear a flag pin that creates, in the action itself, a question among Americans. What's behind the refusal? Is it arrogance, stubborness, or something more sinister? Mr. Martin wants to undermine the feelings and pride of "us voters" by being sarcastic and recommending that maybe politicians should now start wearing red, white, and blue socks, or maybe wear caps that have the American flag. What a childish reaction.

    No matter how much Mr. Martin wants to "shoo" us away, many of us feel very strongly when a political candidate refuses (that's the Key word-refuses) to wear such a simple gesture of honor and pride for this country.

    May 20, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  10. mjc

    you can love him all you want. obama will lose in november. start dealing with your regret and pain now, idiot democrats.

    May 20, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  11. Billy from Fla.

    Clinton is going to win Ky by a huge margin and will probably loose
    Oregon by a few points. It just goes to show the american people
    are not going to give up on Clinton.

    Election time there are going to be millions writing her name on the
    ballot or voting for McCain.

    May 20, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  12. Venus

    Ah yes!

    Way to go Obama!

    So sorry this primary season will be over with on June 3!

    But – the more Hillary opens her mouth – and create new ways for her to become the winner – the better you look!

    That 76,000 crowd in Portland on Sunday got to Hillary!

    Every thing she says is about her! Nice slap in the face of voters from states she didn't win!


    The real joke is her going along with Karl Rove – screwed map and say she is stronger to beat Mc Cain – but yet – she can't beat Obama!

    Karl Rove and his thugs spent the weekend in KY to slamming Obama!

    Go Obama!

    May 20, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  13. Larry in Michigan

    Is it June 3rd yet?

    Hillary should start her own nation and become president of West Virginiatucky. Everyday could be a gas tax holiday. Free whiskey and handguns for everyone (who's not bitter).

    May 20, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  14. Justme WV

    I read on another post that Kung Fu was sure that 70% of Asians and Latinos would be voting for Hillary...what gives? and who cares?

    May 20, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  15. Tell It Like It Is

    Obama shows a remarkable appreciation for Iowa's caucus partcipants, but severely ignores primary state voters that do not have a large black population.
    Does he expect to win the general election with caucus tactics?

    May 20, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |



    May 20, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  17. Illinois

    People should calm down. Think twice!!! What Obama said and what he did! Are they consistant? We can't afford another Bush term. Can we safe with the next term with Obama?

    May 20, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  18. Millie Gee

    There is a lot of talk about white, blue collar vote for Senator Clinton and Senator Obama's inability to win without it. Should Senator Clinton win the nomination, can she win without the African-American vote?

    May 20, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  19. Ed, Santa Fe NM

    Hillary is like stink on a monkey.........

    May 20, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  20. FreshAir

    All votes should count... except those over there which don't really work for Hillary. She's crazy.

    May 20, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  21. Sabrina

    Would love to see Clinton get really close to Obama in Oregon , and see the media try to spinthat one, but they will. Clinton supporers OB can not win with out us. So lets send a message to MSNBC and all the news media that next time they need to be fair to all and stop tearing one person down and building the other one up as they did with Clinton and Obama, in favor of Obama. Vote McCain or stay home to send a message. Clinton 2012!!!!

    May 20, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  22. fred

    Why are you spreading your lies Rich ?????

    I am a democrat and have been by entire 58 years...but this will be the first year that I will either WRITE IN HILLARY...or VOTE FOR MCCAIN!!

    May 20, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  23. mike stellas

    Just read the comment by "onelessvoteforobama – sounds like just another older, less educated, frustrated Clinton supporter with questionable hormonaly balance...

    May 20, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  24. mike stellas

    Just read the comment by "onelessvoteforobama – sounds like just another older, less educated, frustrated Clinton supporter with questionable hormonaly balance...

    May 20, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  25. TOOTIE 05

    HEY GERALD STROTHER, I don't know what tree you just fell out of,
    I am a democrat and have been for 20 years and yes I will vote for
    McCain before Obama. And where do you get white women, non
    college graduates are going for Obama? You must be sniffing glue,
    Hillary supporters are not going to abandoned her. This is not
    a republician stunt, it's what is going to happen if Clinton is not on the
    ticket. We do not believe in Obama nor do we trust him.

    May 20, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
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