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. Rosemary Storaska

    You Go Girl! Factions in the millions are now behind you due to the divisiveness of the Obama supporters and the party leadership who want women out of the picture!

    May 20, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  2. New Day

    I think most news agencies are just trying to over-dramatize the situation. How often do the primary votes in PA, W. Virginia, Indiana, North Carolina, Oregon, Kentucky, Montana and South Dakota actually matter? These Americans are expressing their opinions for the first time in a long time. What's so peculiar about some liking Obama and some liking Hillary? They are both great candidates. CNN reports this like its "us" against "them." Its white v. black, educated v. non-educated, women v. men, rich v. poor.

    The facts are that this primary hasn't been as brutal as others and, in those, people didnt jump party affiliation to spite their party's nominee. I have been reading this ticker for a while and it seems to be that there are a handful of troublemakers that want to make it seem like there is more animosity than there actually is.

    The noteworthy thing is voter turn-out. Voters are actually excited about voting again for the first time in a long time. Who cares who wins the remaining primaries? I'm sure that most democrats will see the wisdom in voting for their party over the Republican nominee since so much of their lives and issues rely on it. I can't see voting for a candidate that u see as weak on the economy and matters that affect your family's lives simply to spite a candidate who's views are closer to yours but said something "mean" about your candidate.

    Let's all hug!

    May 20, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  3. fred

    Wright's status as a father-figure comes through clearly in the pages of Trumpet. In a Trumpet interview, Jesse Jackson characterizes Wright as "between a huge father, pastor, preacher, [and] prophet." Wright's young minister prot�g�s call him "Daddy J" and "Uncle J," and perhaps this latter name prompted Obama's reference to Wright as "like an uncle." Obama's longing for a father figure surely gave him a great hunger to get to know what Wright was about. In their first meeting, Wright warned Obama that many considered him too politically radical, and it is simply inconceivable that in 20 years' time someone as sharp as Obama did not grasp the intensely political themes repeated in so much of what Wright says and does. Radical politics is no sideline for Wright, but the very core of his theology and practice.

    There can be no mistaking it. What did Barack Obama know and when did he know it? Everything. Always.

    Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

    May 20, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  4. Montana is Obama Country

    Hillary's campaign is broke and she is not expected to win any other primaries after tonight..

    Hillary should stop being a fighter and JOIN – Up with the uniter...

    We want a UNITER... not a... fighter...


    May 20, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  5. Video of Michelle Obama saying "whitey"?

    Does anyone have the reported video of Michelle Obama using the term "whitey" when railing against whites at Rev. Wright's church in Chicago? Could you post the link?

    May 20, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  6. Proud West Virginian

    To all of you that are jumping on the OBAMA Wagon just because he appears to be winning, I say to you that your vote is an empty vote. If you don't vote with your heart and conscience but instead based on who appears to be winning....then you are a LOSER!

    May 20, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  7. Deb

    Today one can easily see how a Left wing nut job in training pants doesn't have the Mainstream support to win the General election!

    Hillary is the stronger candidate and if the Party wants to keep its conservative base and win in November she should be the nominee.

    Hillary 08

    May 20, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  8. James

    Most of the "Hillary-or-else-McCain" people are a part of Operation Chaos (Rush Limbaugh little plan to disrupt the primaries).

    Don't buy their baloney.

    May 20, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  9. hard working and white

    To joe:

    Oh pleeeeaaaase! Shut up!

    May 20, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  10. Vik

    People, if you don't wish to vote for Obama, just keep your trap shut. Why don't you just stay home and not be part of the process for bettering the economy, helping solders return home and build a better environment for all of us. If you are really that petty that if your candidate doesn't win, you'll do something stupid, then by all means, stay home! I'm just sick of watching morons threatening all the time. Grow up!

    May 20, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  11. Les-WA

    Obama already declared his self "nominee" that is ARROGANCE to the nth degree. The 2,025 figure Obama and DNC floats around EXCLUDES Florida and Michigan. This country has 50 STATES, it is totally deplorable for the DNC and Obama to EXCLUDE Florida and Michigan.

    Obama's PREMATURE declaration he's the nominee reminds me of Aesop's Fable "THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE."

    Go ahead Obama, declare yourself the nominee, THINKING AMERICANS knows you're NOT. Keep fooling yourself and your cult followers, you're in for a BIG SURPRISE. This will go ALL THE WAY TO THE CONVENTION FLOOR!

    May 20, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  12. Suzanne Shaw

    I am a life long Democrat but the ONLY way I would ever vote for Barack Obama is if Hillary Clinton is on the ticket with him. If she isn't I will definitely be voting for John McCain. I think Obama is very naive and way too inexperienced and has learned what to do in his campaign on the fly which is how he would operate as a President – specifically his follow up debate style and his inability to respond promptly to Republican attacks against him. He is not an optimum candidate in my view by any stretch. And as far as anyone "laying off" Michelle Obama, I think Reverand Jeremiah Wright's arrogance and attitude were startlingly much in line with her earlier comment about her being " for the first time proud of her country" because she and Barack had sat in his church listening to such negative, aggressive and hateful words for 20 years. How can Barack Obama now act as if he never heard such words and that it is only now he renounces this man as his pastor???? And how can all of his supporters ignore that? It is the most amazing thing ot me.

    May 20, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  13. Obama 08

    CNN: Time to update your delegate count before you flash it on the screen tonight!!

    May 20, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  14. fred

    To all Obama doubters, LOL and that was suppose to make us non-doubters?????? I think not!!!

    May 20, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  15. Mantan

    Hillary, why are you lying to your supporters, it's been over for months. Are your supporters so gullible that they believe your ahead on the popular vote, your pandering on the gas tax, and that you took sniper fire in Bosnia? Good thing the super delegates have more sense than that. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

    Obama/ Richardson 08

    May 20, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  16. Paul

    Protest, Protest against Obama. This is for all the lies and all the biases that the media and Obama Camp have used upon Hillary.

    Down with Obama. It is time for real change the only change that can make a difference is Hillary.

    Go Hillary

    May 20, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  17. A-Man

    The only way McCain can win in November is if the Clinton followers vote McCain. Their arguement for voting McCain seems to mostly be that Obama cannot beat McCain. Dumb follow Clinton, and the Dumb will follow McCain.

    May 20, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  18. Joe Regis

    Get this woman tha V.P. post
    and she will stop the bickering.

    This is what she is after now.

    May 20, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  19. Barb Canada

    He is already forgetting about the people, now that he thinks he's won it! Iowa has already been celebrated, why not pay due respect for the people voting today?

    May 20, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  20. A Latte Lover, Seattle, WA

    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

    I agree Generation X, I saw one the other day that really upset me. I won't mention the name of the person on here, but they referred to Senator Obama as "nappy headed boy". This comment to me proved the SNL skit to be oh so true. Very, very sad. I think some of Hillary's rabid supporters, will in the end be her downfall.

    I am a 48 year old white American woman, who proudly supports Obama. I would never never never vote for Ms. Clinton.

    Go Obama, 08, we're almost there

    May 20, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  21. Venus

    Happy to see how Hillary is conducting herself and hope women will take lessons from her failure!

    It's great to see a rookie bring the Clintons down! Of course she will win Kentucky and one or two other states but -– read the facts – they didn't want her in Oregon – she had to cut her campaign early and leave! Reporters out numbered people 3-to-1 in Oregon!

    No doubt those 76,000 beautiful people in Portland on Sunday sent her a loud message! What a crowd!

    Go Obama – the more Hillary opens her mouth – the better you look and act!

    Thank God she will not be your running mate for VP and for those who say they won't vote for Obama ------ even if Hillary became the magic frontrunner – she will not win without the black votes – this year nor 2012! Every thing she has said and done will haunt her!

    May 20, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  22. Les-WA

    I'd vote for McCain over Obama, I do NOT trust Obama with our National Security. He is a WOLF in SHEEPS clothing!

    May 20, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  23. Kayla

    I am Hillary Supporter. But I am shocked to see that 67 year old woman sleeping in that car with her two dogs. That scares me.

    If Obama can really stop this war and do sth with this economy- I will vote for him.

    I know vote for McCain means Vote for war and Vote for $5/ gal of gas.
    I am tired of these Conservative Republicans who have really lied to us and messed our country.

    May 20, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  24. EC

    Sen. Clinton needs to just get over herself. I mean just when I think this insane woman can't say much more to dig herself deeper in a whole, she's still blabbing at the mouth on her winning the "popular vote".

    Ahhhh excuse me, have you checked the polls lately? You are NOT the most popular candidate. DAH...

    MSNBC had just reported how many of the Clinton staffers have already left the building and are meeting with the Obama team in regards to merging together. What does this say?

    Many of her own senior staffers admitted that they KNOW the fat lady has sung and left the building. They are now focusing on merging with Sen. Obama and preparing to battle with Sen. McBush come November.

    The only two people who consistently ignore the fact that the fat lady has sung is Bill and Hillary. I guess the Clintons are set on destroying whatever support they have left by continuing to spin and twists the facts up until the last minute. They are going to be known as "sore losers". Bottom line.

    May 20, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  25. Joann

    Loved, the comment from a lady in Kentucky this morning on CNN. From one of the poorest city's in Kentucky. She said that a woman's place is in the home – somebody should tell Clinton that! It is supposedly in the bible.
    Hillary probably doesn't know what a kitchen is for and can't even boil water?

    May 20, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
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