Politics and Mississippi

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

The two Democratic presidential candidates are hoping to sway potential voters at this point. Sen. Barack Obama maintains a delegate lead over Sen. Hillary Clinton, but neither so far is running away with the nomination.

With Mississippi's primary elections set for Tuesday, both Clinton and Obama are putting in face time with Mississippi voters.

But are local voters still listening after months of serious campaigning?

One voter said it's a tough choice, because he sees Obama and Clinton as two good candidates.

It was originally announced Wednesday that former President Bill Clinton would be in Meridian Friday to campaign for his wife at Meridian Community College. Then the campaign stop was canceled, then rescheduled for Saturday at Meridian Community College's Graham Gymnasium.

Another voter said she's listening to the candidates and the campaigns, but "so far no one has said anything I like".

Another Mississippi voter said he'll vote for Obama and nothing will change his mind.

Nyoka Hammond, a Republican, said she has no desire to listen to the Democratic candidates. Republican John McCain has collected the required number of delegates to win.

" I don't agree with anything that side stands for," said Hammond, of the Democrats.

Instead of the former president, Nick Nicolas said he wants to see Hillary Clinton herself in Meridian.

"I would rather see her. I don't know if he is that big of a plus for her," Nicolas said.

While Hillary Clinton's campaign has confirmed that the former president will be in Meridian Saturday, Barack Obama's campaign says the candidate will be in Columbus, Miss., before Tuesday.


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