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. A-Man

    I am upset with Edwards. He waits until the last moment to support Obama. He wants a high cabinet postion and is just negotiating to back the winner. Smart but slimey.

    May 20, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  2. Mark M Kansas City

    Generation X, well stated! I applaud you. So many Hillary supporters now want to turn it around as if Obama attacked her. She is the one that has been repeatedly negative, disingenuous, and quite honestly untruthful. I am shocked at how many people still are unable to see past that veneer, & I can only believe it is because of sexism and racism. Sad very sad.

    May 20, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  3. J.O. Howell

    Hillary Clintons argument she has received the most popular votes, including the Michigan and Florida primaries, which the Dem. Party leaders in their infinite wisdom have decided to kick back into the faces of the concerned and consciencious voters of those two very crucially needed states come the general ellectin in November', is a mathematical fact. The numbers don't lie. The fact if this were the general election, Clinton would also have 300 electoral votes, nearly one third more than Obama, should be , but apparently is not, considered a relevant argument in the eyes of the same Dem. Party masterminds. If they don't wake up and smell the coffee, and do it soon, the only thing Democrats will smelling in November is the malodorous scent of four more years of the same policies now poluting our nation. God bless America–and every single, solitary citizen seeking to have their voice heard.

    May 20, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  4. Independent in Florida

    WHY CNN you always DELETE my comments? Is this one offensive to you?
    ____

    Barack Black Eagle has an excellent strategy. Sadly, Hillary is still trying yet another ‘psychological maneuver’ to divide the country every which way possible.

    May 20, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  5. elvispresleyObamo

    »Well said,sophia,nyc. GOODBYE Hillary "So ANNOYING" Clinton!...Bye bye!...Go great OBAMA!...VICTORY!...Tonight :- Obama´s VICTORY speech!!...HURRAH!...

    May 20, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  6. Shari Levine

    I think it's a shame that younger women have not had the time to see how they will fare in the job market as adults when history has shown us it has been much harder for women to rise in business and politics and it still is today – obviously. If they want to see real change they should all vote for Hillary Clinton. A woman US President will bring about MAJOR CHANGE FOR WOMEN EVERYWHERE, which Obama cannot even hope to bring about for women – black women included. Why should Hillary Clinton give up when Florida and Michigan votes haven't yet been counted? Vermont's Howard Dean is not at all neutral for the Democratic party and an obvious Obama supporter. I have voted Democrat for over 30 years but If those votes are not counted, I will never vote for Barack Obama whom I see as green and as a political chameleon who has turned his back on his former pastor of 20 years like he and Michelle Obama had never before heard his wonderful words in their church. And I will certainly, at that point , gladly vote for John McCain. Let's count ALL the votes.

    May 20, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  7. MI 4 Obama!

    What I really want to know is....does Hillary own a dress?

    Obama 08 & 12!

    May 20, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  8. Texas Vet

    We many, we happy many, we band of brothers and sisters. For those that vote with me in November for Obama shall ever be my Family. That vote shall change our condition. Voters that stayed away or voted otherwise shall think themselves accursed. And they shall stay silent while any speak that voted with us on that blessed day.

    Stolen from Will….mangled by me

    May 20, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  9. Ilona Proud Canadian

    Barack Supporters!

    Barack started the day off, with one more Super delegate. Barack picked up an Iowa Super. This latest means that he now has 7 of the 11 Iowa Super delegates.

    Congratulations Barack Supporters!

    I can't help but wonder, why is it that some people who don't know Barack, without even giving him a chance to show what he can really do for America, Why do these people insist on calling Barack all those names ..Arrogant, Cocky, these people are really full of hate, but I think the real reason they go with all the name calling is because they are insecure. Just my opinion!

    May 20, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  10. Darryl

    Bill Clinton has no right to lower the accomplishment of those who graduated from college.......

    May 20, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  11. Deb n Texas

    Hillary has no dignity! She is ruthless and doesn't care about the Democratic Party – only Hillary. She acts like someone who has lost their mind. She needs to stop being a poor loser and get out. THE NAME OF THIS GAME IS DELEGATES AND THAT SHE DOESN'T HAVE!

    May 20, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  12. Michael straight talk

    We need leaders who respect laws! HRC stop bending the agreed rules and regulations set within DNC and fully agreed by all Candidates, just to suit your selfish ends! Can you envision what our societies would look like if all the powerful people are all the time changing rules to suit their aspirations? Hopefully you realize the consequences and exit gracefully and honour all those wonderful people that supported you by bringing them in unity, so we can support Obama against McCain!
    Otherwise, Superdelegates you have to do the right thing!
    Have you all seen this? ( It sounds ugly and we should not let it go on):
    Haim Saban, the billionaire entertainment magnate and long time Clinton supporter, denied the allegation. But four independent sources said that just before the North Carolina and Indiana primaries, Saban called YDA President David Hardt and offered what was perceived as a lucrative proposal: $1 million would be made available for the group if Hardt and the organization's other uncommitted superdelegate backed Clinton.

    May 20, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  13. RB from NH

    Direct from Hillary's website!
    http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/release/view/?id=3134

    9/1/2007
    Clinton Campaign Statement on the Four State Pledge

    The following is a statement by Clinton Campaign Manager Patti Solis Doyle.
    "We believe Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina play a unique and special role in the nominating process.
    And we believe the DNC’s rules and its calendar provide the necessary structure to respect and honor that role.
    Thus, we will be signing the pledge to adhere to the DNC approved nominating calendar."

    LIAR, LIAR, pantsuit on fire!

    May 20, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  14. Photon Torpedo Dallas, TX

    Sometimes it's not what you say it's how you say it. This has been the problem in post Vietnam U.S. diplomacy from the very top. Obama realizes this and wants to do something about it. SO GO FOR IT!!

    Yes We Can & Yes We Should
    Obama 08'

    May 20, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  15. ellianna

    Why does the media insist upon interviewing GERALDINE FERRARO!! She is completely "bonkers"!! I'm sure she has been
    designated a "pawn" in the Clinton mix, and has been instructed to make these remarks to add some fuel to the end of this campaign!! What a better way to do it than use the word "sexist"!! WE DO NOT NEED THIS NEGATIVE NOW!! BARACK OBAMA IS WELL ON HIS WAY TO BEING THE NOMINEE AND EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE MEDIA NEEDS TO MOVE ON!! And finally, BILL CLINTON, cannot keep his mouth shut either!! THE TWO OF THEM MAKE A GREAT PAIR!! LET US SEND AND HILLARY CLINTON ON A JET PLANE TO A DESERT ISLAND FAR, FAR AWAY. AND LEAVE THEM THERE UNTIL AT LEAST 2020!!!

    May 20, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  16. JJ

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...............zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...................zzzzzzzzzzz......

    Is it over yet? Somebody wake me when it's over. Thanks.

    Sincerely–

    John McCain. 🙂

    May 20, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  17. The Anti-Hillary

    Hillary is not just running FOR President. She's running FROM Paul v. Clinton. Why would Bill Clinton just yesterday, have 2 protesters holding signs about Paul v. Clinton escorted from the rally and their signs trashed? They weren't breaking any laws, they were there in civil protest and they were barred from even standing in a neutral area??

    Her logic is: if I win, it's much harder for a sitting President to be tried on campaign finance violations. She's not just running to satiate her own ego. She's running because she knows what's waiting for her if she loses.

    Hey Hillary, what kind of bird can't fly? Jailbird!!

    GO OBAMA '08!!!

    May 20, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  18. Kate

    Here's one female who's sick and tired of Hillary's complaints against the media.

    Did the media make her:
    1) lie about Bosnia sniper fire?
    2) constantly try to change the rules about what constitutes a win?
    3) attack her fellow-democrat mercilessly including use race-baiting tactics? and
    4) mismanage her campaign funds to the tune of 21 million dollars (how can manage 2 trillion when she can't manage 21 million)?

    Enough already! You've turned into a Republican and you're bringing us women a bad name.

    No drama Obama '08!

    May 20, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  19. Independant

    The fact that he is overlooking the fact that he will not be able to clinch the super delegates need for the nomination and claiming to be the nominee at this point just shows that he is arrogant and sexist. Obama knows how to turn off Hillary's supporters.

    Hillary or McCain

    May 20, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  20. Rave

    I would like to relate this election to the movie " Transformers"
    Democrats are Autobots and no doubt the Republicans are Decepticons.

    Decepticons:
    Guess what – McCain is not even Megatron.. he's that little Frenzy (Boombox) who pokes his head everywhere. Rush Limbaugh is the Megatron, because he is the one trying to mess with millions of Americans minds. Romney is Barricade, Huckabee is Starscream and Pat Buchanan (MSNBC) is Blackout.

    Autobots:
    Needless to say Obama is Optimus Prime. Al Gore is Bumblebee and unfortunately he's hurt right now..but he will be back. Hillary is Jazz , Ted Kennedy is Iron Hide. John Edwards is Ratchet

    Obama's Message:
    I am Optimus Prime and I send this message to all the surviving autobots and hard working men and women taking shelter from these Decepticons. We are almost there and waiting for our turn , just hang in there tight.

    May 20, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  21. JAMES

    HILLARY CLINTON MAKES A VERY STRONG ARGUMENT. IF YOU WANT TO WIN IN NOVEMBER THEN SHE IS THE ONE TO GO AGAINST MCCAIN. AND THAT STATEMENT LOOKS TO BE MORE TRUE THAN THAT OF ANY OBAMA HAS MADE. NEITHER CANADATE WILL REACH THE NUMBER OF DELEGATES TO WIN THE NOMINATION, SO WHY IS IT A BIG DEAL THAT ONE OR THE OTHER HAS A SMALL LEAD OR NOT, AS CLOSE AS THIS IS AMONG DEMOCRATIC VOTERS THE QUESTION SHOULD BE WHO WILL BE ABLE TO CARRY MANY OF THE CLOSE BATTLEGROUND STATES THAT WILL REALLY BE IN PLAY IN NOVEMBER? AS IVE LOOKED AT THE PRIMARIES, AND THE LAST 4 GENERAL ELECTIONS IT LOOKS LIKE WEST VIRGINIA, OHIO, FLORIDA, AND PENNSYLVAINA ARE THE MAJOR STATES THAT WILL DETERMINE THE SHIFT OF ELECTORIAL VOTES NECCESSARY TO WIN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. PLAIN AND SIMPLE IT DOES NOT LOOK TO ME THAT BARRACK OBAMA HAS NEAR THE STRENGTH IN THOSE STATES THAT HILLARY CLINTON DOES, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE COULD WIN THE POPULAR VOTE POSSIBLY IN NOVEMBER IF HE CAN GET ALOT OF HILLARY SUPPORTERS BUT BE BLOWN OUT IN THE ELECTIORIAL COLLEGE. I DONT THINK HE SHOULD BE THE DEMEOCRATIC NOMINEE IF WE WANT TO WIN IN THE FALL. PEOPLE LIKE ME WHOM WILL EITHER WRITE IN CLINTON OT VOTE FOR MCCAIN WILL COST BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA DEARLY. NO-BAMA FOR ME IN 08'

    May 20, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  22. MJ, outta NYC

    I agree with the folks who say that the people who support one Dem candidate or the other but will vote for McCain are closet Republicans. McCain votes against Vets. He doesn't want to increase the funding of their benefits and he supported the war and now the surge. He doesn't support women's rights either and has pledged to fill the supreme court with extreme right wing conservatives that do not support a woman's right to choose and will overturn Roe vs Wade.

    How can one claim to be for Hilary because she is a woman for example and then vote for someone opposed to women's rights. How can someone be against the war in Iraq and then vote for someone who wants to sacrifice not only your children but your children's children and your children's children's children with an unfounded war that he is willing to continue to wage for the next 100 years. Anyone who could flip their vote like that, to where it completely compromises their own values, was never a real democrat!

    May 20, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  23. Kuilor

    Morons. I'm a democrat and I still wont vote for Obama in the General Election. Grow up Obama supporters. I don't like your candidate because of YOU. Your candidate thinks his hateful wife is off-limits to the repugs. The truth is, she is not off-limits because you jerks and your hateful campaign went after Bill and Hillary with that Billary crap long ago. So when you LOOSE in november, go look in a mirror and realize you chase us off.

    May 20, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  24. Greg Pottstown, Pa.

    No Way May 20th, 2008 10:02 am ET

    When will people give up hope and understand that Barak has won?

    If Obama wins, people will give up hope.

    May 20, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  25. MELMARIE

    I can't wait for this to be over!!! While the Democrats are over here bickering with each other McSame is getting a free ride and attacking our party and our true nominee. So if you enjoy the war in Iraq and can't wait to pay $10.00 a gallon for gas then go right ahead and vote for McSame.

    Democrats '08

    May 20, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
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