Clinton Wins Kentucky, Turns Up Heat On Superdelegates

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky voters overwhelmingly picked
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as their choice for the Democratic
presidential nomination, but it wasn't immediately clear if Gov.
Steve Beshear and two other uncommitted superdelegates will follow
their lead.

So far, Beshear and Kentucky Democratic Party leaders Jennifer
Moore and Nathan Smith haven't tipped their hands on who they will
back for the nomination, even though a record number of Kentucky
voters handed Clinton a lopsided victory over Sen. Barack Obama on
Tuesday.

That victory, by more than a 2-to-1 margin, is expected to
intensify pressure on the three superdelegates to endorse the New
York senator. They could choose to ignore the state's popular vote
and back Obama. Or they could bide their time in hopes the issue
resolves itself.

Beshear said he will not rush to a decision.

"I'm going to continue to look at how things develop," he
said. "As a superdelegate, I feel it's my job to try to figure out
what's the best thing to do for the state and the country in terms
of deciding on a candidate as our nominee. The fortunate thing is
we've got two great candidates running for the Democratic
nomination. So, no matter what I ultimately decide, I think the
Democratic Party will be well represented."

Moore, chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, and Smith, the
vice chairman, said they also will continue to monitor political
developments before committing to a candidate. For both, the
outcome of Kentucky's election will weigh heavily in the decision.


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  • by Melissa Location: Johnson Co, Kentucky on May 24, 2008 at 11:07 PM
    Obama, Clinton Ticket........WOULD BE A WINNER!!!!!!!!!!
  • by ? Location: Ky on May 23, 2008 at 02:52 PM
    www.eyeblast.tv/public/video.aspx?RsrcID=2036 go to this website and watch this video. It will clear many things up for all of you.
  • by Anonymous on May 23, 2008 at 10:07 AM
    From these comments, it looks like Casey's point is proven.
  • by Bart Location: Harrodsburg on May 23, 2008 at 06:45 AM
    To Mike from Danville - For the umpteenth-hundred time... BARACK OBAMA IS NOT A MUSLIM. You have little right to talk about someone being educated. No I have never heard of the "anticrist." No sure what you are talking about there. It is really sad that people base their vote on lies and myth-information. Funny thing is that these charges of him being a Muslim comes mostly from conservatives. I would think that conservatives would appreciate Muslim values (death to homosexuals, death to adulterers, no abortion, no sex before marriage, religion IS the government). Of course these same conservatives see nothing wrong with Bush ordering the Koran to be treated with respect and having a US commanding officer publicly kiss it. Where is the outrage from FOX news? Can you imagine if Obama had kissed the Koran? Bush is deeper in bed with the Muslim world than Obama could ever hope to be!
  • by Melissa Location: Johnson Co, Kentucky on May 23, 2008 at 06:25 AM
    To Frank and other Obama supports who have posted divisive comments. These comments you have made yourself, contradict Obama's message of unity,healing,hope and empathy. Sterotypical terms like, " hillbilly, redneck,those folks, ect" reveal the same bigotry for which so many of you have CHARGED to EVERY Appalachian who voted for Hillary Clinton. The fact that Obama choose to ignore the Appalachia during the Primary largely reflex's reasons why he did not get our votes. A lot of people here would have liked to have seen him," walk the talk" in Appalachia. To take the high road and reach out to voters, not ignore and cast them aside. For it these people who produce several city's with it's life's blood, such as food and energy in which many use as there throne to look down upon the people of Appalachia. Obama missed a chance to bring his message here,now all we are left with is, well re-read your posts!
  • by Idiots Location: Esp Bart on May 23, 2008 at 06:04 AM
    This election will cause more problems in the USA than any other yet. People are so stupid when it comes to race and gender. We are all human beings just wanting to live in a free country. Think long and hard about your vote. This one will make or break this country. Bart....all of us in Ky are pretty daggone smart. We live in the great state of KY.The best one out there.If you don't feel the same way you need to go to OH or In.You sound like a buckeye anyway.
  • by Just Curious Location: Ky on May 23, 2008 at 05:50 AM
    Roxanne in Prestonsburg, just because you spent 16 years in school doesn't make you intelligent. How do we know some of those grades were not repeated? I was just wondering, how many of you die-hard Hillary supporters will still vote democratic in November if she is running with Obama as vice president? I'm an Obama supporter, I do NOT like Hillary, but I will still vote democratic in Nov. I think the two of them together would be and excellent choice for the white house.
  • by JC Location: Madison Co on May 23, 2008 at 05:20 AM
    This is not a race or a redneck issue. If anyone has checked both senators voting records, then everyone will clearly see who the nominee should be. Senator Edwards attacked Obama for his voting record because he voted "present" over 100 times. He did not vote yes, he did not vote no. He just let the voice of his people go unheard. That is not the kind of president we need for America. So why everyone wants to attack me and say that it is a race issue, you are WRONG! I have researched both canidates. From my research, Hillary is much more ready to run this country than Obama. Hillary 08!!!
  • by Sonya Location: Lexington on May 22, 2008 at 10:45 PM
    I guess the easiest way for a person to feel good about themselves to to post racial slurs and say racial things. If all you have going for you is your race, then you have bigger problems than who is going to be president. At least take the time to research Obama's (or Clinton's) past voting record and policies when looking for something to not support them over. It's just too easy to not support someone over race.
  • by weley Location: Pike Co Ky on May 22, 2008 at 10:14 PM
    all you college graduates are so much better than anyone else.. wow i went to school for my job give me a break... i only have a high school diploma and i have more sence than some college grads. goin to school and partian it up musta really enlighted you..you know the smartest ppl COAL MINERS!!!! (edited)

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