February 20, 2008
After losing 10 contests in a row, there's very little room for error in the
Clinton campaign. Texas and Ohio are now must win states for the New York Senator. She's not only battling Barack Obama's momentum, but his huge campaign war chest too.
Hillary Clinton is in desperate need of a victory. Looking ahead to the next contests in Texas and Ohio, she is in a must win situation and she's asking voters to help her turn it around.
"I intend, as your President, to make sure that America does fulfill all of our dreams," said Clinton.
Clinton accuses Barack Obama of having little to show for all his promises.
Yet Obama's message is resonating. Since Super Tuesday, he's won everything, handily beating Clinton in Hawaii and Wisconsin Tuesday. He broke into Clinton's base by splitting whites and women about evenly, which could give him a real boost in Ohio and Texas.
"Everywhere I go the American people say they are ready for something new, they want to turn the page, they want to write a new chapter in American history," said Obama.
Along with the momentum, Obama has picked up plenty of cash. In the race for the White House, he raised $36 million in January, which is more than double what the former first lady raised.
Fresh off his wins in Washington and Wisconsin, Senator John McCain has made It clear, he's now targeting Obama as his main competitor. He questions his experience, and ability to handle events abroad and at home.
"I think that Senator Obama has not been specific in his recipe as to how we address these challenges," said McCain.
Although McCain has all but locked up the Republican nomination, exit polls in Wisconsin show he still struggles trying to appeal to the conservative base.