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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Let's take inventory of where things stand in the Democratic race for the White House: The campaign is 13 months old, there have been 20 debates and 40 primaries and caucuses. But Texas and Ohio – along with Vermont and Rhode Island – could seal the deal next week in terms of making it impractical for Hillary Clinton to go on.
On the other hand, if Clinton pulls a rabbit out of the hat, and manages to win those states with 65% of votes, all bets are off and she's back in it. With Pennsylvania and the superdelegates still out there, she might still be able to pull it off.
When it comes down to it, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are very similar on many of the issues. They have minor differences on health care plans and their ideas on how to restart the economy.
Their major difference is on the war in Iraq. Obama opposed the war from the beginning while Clinton voted to authorize it. And during last night's debate, Obama landed one of the best punches of night when, referring to Hillary's vote to authorize the war, he said: "Once we had driven the bus into the ditch, there were only so many ways we could get out. The question is: Who's making the decision initially to drive the bus into the ditch?"
Here’s my question to you: What would it take to change your mind about Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Gerry from Pembroke Pines, Florida writes:
I've changed my mind about Hillary. I thought that she could withstand pressure, but the evidence is showing that she can't. I cannot see her in the White House.
Tom from Avon, Maine writes:
I'd have to find out that all the polls are wrong about Senator Clinton being the only Democrat that the Republicans can beat. I'd have to find out the media got it wrong when they reported Clinton believed George Bush not only on Iraq, but then about Iran. She might not be the most gullible person in the world, but from Avon, Maine she doesn't look like any Svengali.
Dear Jack, The only thing that could make me change my mind and support Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton would be if Obama gained about 10 more years of experience between now and November. In most companies job searches, if two candidates are applying for the same job and have similar views and ideas, the candidate with the most experience should get hired.
Chuck from Amana, Iowa writes:
Outside of him committing a convenience store stick-up, I can't imagine why I wouldn't vote for Obama! Hillary's performance at the debate last night reminded me of a stern old schoolmarm. I think the dream ticket would be Obama and Chris Dodd, with Joe Biden as Secretary of State!
An eloquent, empty speech will never change my mind. I am an intelligent person who believes words are just words; the last debate clearly showed me again Hillary is the only one qualified for the job.
I have changed my mind, from McCain to Obama. I wouldn't vote for Hillary if someone offered to pay off my mortgage. She is condescending, divisive, arrogant and just plain annoying. Because of my admiration for Obama, I am voting Democratic in the election for the first time in over 45 years of my voting life.