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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  1. Hillary uses "wright" to send the wrong message

    Us educated voters are treated as if we're naive and inexperienced. Our votes are just as important and we take the time to research and weigh our options. This election is an example just how powerful we are. We're not trying to outwit anyone and it's a shame that those who think we hate them for not voting for Obama is a clear example of the cloudiness and lack of confidence some people have in our judgment. You have the right to vote, but it's also your responsibility to know who you're supporting BEFORE you pull the trigger. In my opinion, a vote for McCain is like turning the gun on ourselves.

    May 20, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  2. The Truth

    Hillary and her supporters say:

    If you are a white male and vote for Obama it's the old boys club....
    If you are Black and vote for Obama it's because he's Black......
    If you are a woman and vote for Obama you are a traitor..........
    If you are a college student and vote for Obama you are just young....
    If you are wealthy and vote for Obama you are an elitist.....
    If you are a close friend and vote for Obama you are a Judas....
    If you are a Super D and vote for Obama you were pressured....
    If you are a Celebrity and vote for Obama you are an idiot....
    If you are a in politics and you vote for Obama its to hurt her....
    If you are an Independent and you vote for Obama he lied to you...
    If you are a Republican and and you vote for Obama it's dirty....
    If you fall into any other category and you vote for Obama your unfair...

    But if you vote for Hillary than you know she is the best for this country?????.............Umm.....Get Real.....America Disagrees......


    May 20, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  3. Greg

    Now I finaly understand what "i' meant in Algebra. It is how Hillary figures her math.

    May 20, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  4. PA Obama Supporter

    To Jane and all of the other Hillary Supporters who won't vote for Obama: Grow up! How could you honestly sit there and say that you will vote for McCain over a Democrat??!! He says this war will continue through 2013 or longer. I have 2 sons and I don't want them to fight anyone's dumb war. He doesn't understand the economy... but that's okay with you... you must like paying $4.00 for bread and $5.00 for gas. Let's act like adults.

    Obama might not be your choice... but he's a lot better than McCain.

    May 20, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  5. cindy

    Im a white female in mid. 60's. I originally voted for H. Clinton in the Penn. Primary.

    I have been a long time democrat and cannot picture myself voting for a republican. They need to be stopped.

    I am now backing Obama as i now believe he could actually beat McCain in the fall.

    I just hope other Clinton supporters can back Obama in the fall.

    May 20, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  6. JB

    Hey Proud West Virginian,
    You talk about how good things were under Bill Clinton, not Hillary.
    You mention change leads to "decayed MORALITY", and yet you seem to forget adultery in the Clinton White House, impeachment, selling military secrets to China.
    Lets also not forget that much of the better economy was due to the internet boom during his Presidency that has long since gone bye-bye.

    If change means no more Clintons or Bushes, I'm in! Go Obama!

    May 20, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  7. Obama forever!

    What a wonderful time to be alive! Obama will lead us to the promised land. He is such a revelation and I can't understand how all of you who support that witch can't see Obama for the blessing that he is. I don't know where our great nation would be without such an amazing leader. There is something truly special about him that inspires me with such hope. Time for change!

    President Barack Obama in 2008, 2012

    May 20, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  8. John

    Obama is not respect for the voters. And he uses the wrong message to claim the victory.

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

    Does moderation=censorship?

    May 20, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  10. WH

    Some people will always vote along party lines and some will vote for who they think is the best person to get the job done. There are huge differences between Clintona and Obama. IMO Obama is not the best candidate and if I have to chose between the two , McCain will be a much better leader becasuse he doens't live in the fantasty land Obama creates. That doesn't make me racist and doesn't make me an idiot. This isn't a vote for a high school homecoming court...........this is a person that will have to do a very difficult job. Obama is not that person and we can't afford on the job training.

    May 20, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  11. American Girl

    Leadership, Diplomacy, Management Know-How, Military Strength,

    President Barack Obama & Vice President Jim Web

    All you need is a good team and you can balance out all this other BS, people keep saying Barack does not have.

    Hillary has an answer for everything. Sometimes you must be slow to speak and quick to listen. The problem with her is she talks too darn much and does not think things through.

    May 20, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  12. SUE, Michigan

    Hillary is the best candidate to beat McCain, but the media and the sexism rampant in this country will not let that happen. So we will be saddled with 4 years of McCain (which means, folks, we'll be bombing Iran shortly, and God help us!) Obama cannot beat McCain-he is too inexperienced, too naive, and his wife is too think Hillary raises hackles, wait until Michelle gets out there! So all you super-dels who think Obama is the second coming, you'd better do some soul-searching before you write Hillary off....she is truly the best candidate, and it will be a shame if she is defeated, not by Omaba, but by the media and the lies told about her.

    May 20, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  13. Independent

    Just an update. As Obama returns to Iowa, a Super Delegate from Iowa has come out for him. They keep on coming...isn't that just awesome!

    May 20, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  14. Really

    In just one year. Remember the election in 2006? Thought you might
    like to read the following:

    A little over one year ago:

    1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
    2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
    3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.

    Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006 we have seen:

    1) Consumer confidence plummet;
    2) The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3.50 a gallon;
    3) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase);
    4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value
    evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses);
    5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;
    6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.

    America voted for change in 2006, and we got it!

    Remember, it's Congress that makes law not the President.
    He has to work with what's handed to him.

    Quote of the Day........'My friends, we live in the greatest nation
    in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try
    to change it.' - Barack Obama

    May 20, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  15. John

    The truth:

    You are not good logic, how to explain 91% more blacks vote for Obama?

    May 20, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  16. Phyllis/ PA

    Initially , I was leaning towards Obama because after the Bush administration I was 110% for change. Later, after following the primaries and doing my own online research, I not only switched to Hillary but have come to realize that I now have only two choices: Stay home or vote for McCain.

    When I knew nothing about Obama, I accepted his message of change. Now that he is no longer a stranger, I fear his becoming president is too risky.

    Apparently, it is not just myself that feels this way. Obama did better in the early primaries when he was an unknown. Near the end when the media finally became less bias, Obama has not been doing very well.

    Hillary or McCain

    May 20, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  17. Bayou Joe

    You Liberals don't get it do you. Barak is not being rejected by us conservative Democrats and Moderate Republicans because of his Race, he is being rejected because of his lack of experience, lack of track record, questionable loyalties to our country., and his judgment.

    No one can sit in a church pew and argue that he or she did not know what his preacher was preaching.

    Wake up America. Do your homework on this man and make your own decisions. Keep our country free from the Islamic Jihadist, both at home and abroad.

    May 20, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  18. Chris

    Looks like Obama fans are scared knowing that we are not going to vote for Obama. Face the facts Not everyone likes you GOD!

    May 20, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  19. Bushwhacked in Eugene, OR

    Jane L - what are you on? Did you watch the last debate, on ABC, when Charlie and George blindsided Obama and obviously sided with HIllary? Have you read the CNN headlines and stories that lean towards Hillary and downplay Obama? And the DNC cannot manipulate the voters, try as they may - no closed door sessions to decide the candidate in advance. What you Hillary supporters need to understand is that the electorate - including many like myself who initially supported Hillary - has been disillusioned by her campaign tactics and have seen in Obama more of what we are looking for in a president. It's really that simple. I don't look at a presidential candidate as an idol, but as a leader.

    Oregon is vibrating with support for Obama - should be a wonderful evening around here!

    May 20, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  20. count down.....

    Is it just me-or can anyone else see it.
    Clinton looks like she has aged over the last couple of weeks, maybe because I'm so use to seeing that big fake smile that she no longer can fake, she is now facing reality instead of the fanasty. She thought this was a dun deal. Well Ms Clinton I guess it's time to get in the kitchen sink, now that you have cleared you way. I you can fit in it. If not try the tub, it's bigger.
    Don't leave Bill after this is over, he put his heart in it for you.
    But to be frank, I really don't think he wanted you to win.
    Best wishes for the three of you!!!!!

    May 20, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  21. mr.g

    Joe, Rt,Jim get a freakin grip willya this contest is OVER, STICK A FORK IN HER SHE IS DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! THERE WILL BE NO HANGING SWINGING CHADS HERE. but on a softer note please tell Hillary the truth she fought well but just lied too much, she threw a a Wright hook and got knock the ____ out with a upper cut to the chin she drew hundreds to hear her speak, he drew over 75,000 to see and hear him speak.Why cannot we come together and focus our fight on McCain and take back the white house for the party instead of infighting like some hillbilly clan that don`t get out of the woods often


    May 20, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  22. Jacob

    For everyone cliaming that Hillary has won the popular vote....this is only true if you do NOT included caucus states, give Hillary and Obama thier Florida votes AND....give Hillary her Michigan votes while awarding Obama none. We can all agree we don't like the way the country has moved the last 8 years why can't we agree on a path for the next 4? I for one refuse to see the roll back of women's rights, civil rights, international diplomacy and economic soundness because my canidate is not the nominee.

    May 20, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  23. Viva Obama 08

    John McCain is running unchalange for so long so today super delegates need to make Obama to nominee to give him enough time to campaign.

    May 20, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  24. robb

    Figures don't lie but liars figure. I call em like I see em.

    May 20, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  25. David

    Just to show you: I am a registered Independent and from the moment i heard Obama speak 2 years ago I liked his honesty and attitude towards this country. So many of you women are outraged that Hillary cant win, you even go as far to say as she would be the most capable president in history...but that is by far a stretch and wrong. Someone accused Obama of launching negative attacks on Hillary, someone clearly not watching the ads or reading them, because Hill is the one running a real nasty negative campaign. Shes not a fighter, shes a dirty fighter who still couldnt win. JUST BE HAPPY that truth and honesty prevailed in this primary.

    OBAMA 08-12 YES WE DID

    May 20, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
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