[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/03/11/art.mississippi.ap.jpg caption=" Sen. Barack Obama in Columbus, Mississippi, Monday."]
[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/03/11/art.avoca.pa.ap.jpg caption=" Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in Avoca, Pennsylvania, Monday."]
FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Barack Obama is expected to do well in today's Mississippi primary. He swept the other Deep South states by large margins, in part due to his very strong support among African-American voters.
Clinton's campaign says she has little chance in Mississippi and has already moved onto Pennsylvania, site of the April 22nd showdown on which she's staking her campaign.
But there is a long 6-week stretch between Mississippi and Pennsylvania. Obama, fresh off his Wyoming victory and a potential Mississippi win, could head into that period with a widening lead over Clinton in states, pledged delegates and the popular vote.
Also working in Obama's favor: two separate prediction exchanges now favor him over Clinton for the Democratic nomination. According to Reuters, both exchanges give Obama about a 75% chance of winning, compared to 24% for Clinton.
As for Hillary Clinton, her campaign is looking for a big win in Pennsylvania, whose demographics are similar to Ohio - where she beat Obama last week. There's also the hope that re-votes in Florida and Michigan could help her catch up with Obama.
But, perhaps one troubling sign for Clinton is coming from feminist Germaine Greer, who describes Hillary Clinton as cold, bossy and manipulative. Greer also questions Clinton's credentials to be president, suggesting that she only got to where she is because she's married to Bill Clinton. It's not the kind of stuff Clinton wants to hear coming from feminists.
Here’s my question to you: Will Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama have the momentum going into Pennsylvania?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Clinton already has "the big state momentum" while Obama will have the campaign momentum. The question should be: Who will have the chops to win it? I'm betting on Obama because Hillary is rapidly becoming the "Empress Who Has No Clothes". Voters are starting see that her experience is just so much window dressing.
Mark from Asheville, North Carolina writes:
Considering that the media have six weeks to continue to bash and trash Hillary, it will indeed say something important if she still has the momentum on April 22nd. The fact that she is even still in the race, despite the unprecedented negative barrage her campaign has withstood, indicates that she must have a lot of solid support.
Jo Ann from Iowa writes:
Obama. But why so much emphasis on Pennsylvania? Just because Hillary says it is important? She's pulling your strings.
Kate from Massachusetts writes:
I'm not convinced Obama lost the momentum. Clinton's wins last week did nothing to help her catch up to Obama. She is too far behind to overtake the lead. All she is doing at this point is delaying the inevitable and splitting the party. How can you claim momentum if you're losing?
I truly believe that this is Hillary's campaign to lose. Right now, she has the momentum, but she needs to open up. I don't know what her tax returns have to do with anything but if that's what it takes, then she needs to come clean. She's not making any friends otherwise... Come on Hillary! I believe in you.
Karl from California writes:
Obama's momentum has been smooth and steady. That's why he is ahead in all categories. Hillary's momentum, on the other hand, is like a car with a failing fuel pump. It goes and it stops and it goes and it stops depending on whether the current primaries are relevant to her or not. She may take PA but she's out of contention overall. Do I hear the fat lady warming up?