Obama Plans 'Victory' Trip to Iowa

Senator hopes to move closer to nod in state that started it all
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2008 6:39 AM CDT
Obama Plans 'Victory' Trip to Iowa
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., bottom left, and his wife Michelle greet people at the Iris Festival in Keizer, Ore., Saturday, May 17, 2008.    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Barack Obama plans a primary-day early victory trip to Iowa, where he won the Democrats’ first contest, Reuters reports. He anticipates grabbing a majority of pledged delegates after the Oregon and Kentucky vote that will help clinch the race —though neither candidate will have enough pledged delegates to lock the nomination until the convention. “It will be a nice reunion with everybody who helped us get started,” he said. But Hillary Clinton's not giving up.

"There's some people who've been saying for months that this is over and every time the voters come back and say, 'Oh no, it's not. We're not ready for it to be over,'" she said. "You don't quit on people and you don't quit until you finish what you started." (More Barack Obama stories.)

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