[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/02/11/art.hillary.gi.jpg caption=" Hillary Clinton takes the stage for a campaign rally at Washington Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia."]
FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Barack Obama has some serious momentum.
He swept Hillary Clinton in this weekend's contests in Louisiana, Nebraska, Washington State, Maine and the Virgin Islands. His winning margins ranged from large to crushing. Obama has now won about two-thirds of the state contests decided so far. In fact, he has now taken the lead over Clinton in pledged delegates, 986 to 924, and trails Hillary by only 27 when you include the superdelegates.
Meanwhile, Clinton's campaign had its biggest shakeup yet over the weekend, as she replaced Patti Solis Doyle, her campaign manager and longtime aide. The switch came during a rough patch for Clinton – after the split decision on Super Tuesday last week, the weekend losses to Obama and a setback over money. After Hillary acknowledged loaning her own campaign $5 million last month, her campaign has since been pointing to a $10 million month and many new donors. But Clinton's campaign has never been able to build the online donor base that Doyle had promised.
Looking ahead to tomorrow's Potomac primaries, polls suggest Obama has a commanding lead. Clinton's strategists have said they're pessimistic about her chances in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Clinton is looking toward March 4th and what she hopes is a firewall in the delegate rich states of Ohio and Texas. But if Obama continues to build on the momentum he has now by raking up additional victories, it may be too late.
Here’s my question to you: Is Hillary Clinton's campaign in trouble?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Alex from Banner, Illinois writes:
It seems as though her campaign is shaky at the moment. I'm referring to her loaning her campaign $5 million and replacing her manager. What's next? The Obama campaign and its millions of supporters have the Clinton campaign on its heels. Several thousand large donations are no match for millions and millions of small donations. He is funded by the people and the people are speaking!!!
Of course it’s in trouble. Even if Hillary manages to survive until the convention, if Obama maintains a lead in pledged delegates, the superdelegates would have to think long and hard before giving Hillary the nod. Her only hope is WINNING states, unlikely to happen given Obama's momentum and uplifting message.
It scares me to think that we would already be worrying about whose campaign is in trouble and whose isn't, being that there is still a lot of time left. Obama is doing well, but either candidate can pull away as the front-runner with another good, sweeping weekend like Obama just experienced.
Alice from North Dakota writes:
Yes! Coming into Super Tuesday, I was impressed that Barack cares about North Dakota. Today I was extraordinarily embarrassed as a long-standing Democrat to hear Hillary actually list a number of states that don't matter to her in the race. North Dakota does matter. And I matter. I was so taken aback by her arrogance that I just processed my first ever financial political contribution to Barack.
There is nothing wrong with Clinton's campaign. It is just that Obama's campaign is finally showing how strong it actually is. This will be a close race to the finish.
John from Flint, Michigan writes:
Electing Hillary Clinton would be like going back to an old relationship after a bad breakup. It's comfortable and familiar at first, but then you start to remember why you broke up. It's best that we leave the past behind and focus on the future.