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May 8th, 2008
06:52 AM ET

Morning Buzz

Morning folks...

The calls for Hillary to step down continue...five more undecided superdelegates declared their support for Obama....It appears now that Hillary Clinton is facing insurmountable odds....AND now pouring more salt in the wound is Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio talk show host. After once encouraging Republicans to vote for Hillary Clinton to show their DISDAIN for John McCain, he NOW really wants Obama to be the party nominee..."I now believe he would be the weakest of the Democrat nominees," Limbaugh said "I now urge the Democrat superdelegates to make your mind up and publicly go for Obama...." BUT despite an overwhelming defeat in North Carolina and a narrow victory in Indiana, Sen. Hillary Clinton vowed to stay in the race yesterday until her party has a nominee. "I, obviously, am going to work as hard as I can to become that nominee. That is what I've done; that's what I'm continuing to do," she said Wednesday in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. TODAY she is hopscotching across the country, with stops in West Virginia, South Dakota and then Oregon....while Obama stays in Washington DC to raise money and woo superdelegates. Our Candy Crowley will have all the drama from the campaign trail...

Also tonight...we dip back into Polygamy...Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and his counterpart in Utah, Mark Shurtleff, will host a town hall-style meeting in an effort to build trust with members of polygamous communities. CNN affiliate reporter Mike Watkiss will give us the details...AND in the wake of the polygamist ranch raid in Texas, some FLDS members have gone on camera despite previous orders to not ever talk to reporters. But now, for the first time, a family of Warren Jeffs' devotees allow us into their home, and into their lives. Gary Tuchman introduces us to Chris Wyler. He married his wife when they were both 16. They now have six children with a seventh on the way. Both husband and wife hope to someday welcome another wife or two in their home. They say the FLDS church and Warren Jeffs are misunderstood and discriminated against.....

PLUS tomorrow a California Judge will decide if authorities should begin digging at the remote ranch in Death Valley where Charles Manson and some of his cohorts were arrested nearly 40 years ago? A team of forensic experts and investigators performed tests at the site and say there appear to be signs that other victims could be buried in the dirt....Ted Rowlands will be LIVE from the ranch tonight with all the details....

AND we will bring you the latest from MYANMAR...The U.N.'s World Food Program says one of its planes has landed in Myanmar as part of the first major international airlift of aid to cyclone victims, but a TOP United States diplomat in Myanmar estimated that the death toll could rise as high as 100,000 if more help doesn't arrive. CNN's Dan RIvers is still one of the few western journalist on the ground inside the country...

But it is still early...so who knows what news the day will bring...


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Renee

    Why should she step down – He hasn't won yet. She owes it to the millions who voted for her and believe in her to stay in until the end. Nobody seems to remember that Huckabee didn't drop out until McCain WON and he was much further behind than Hillary is. If your football team is down by 24 points in the 4th quarter do they quit or finish the game? Realistically, the superdelegates could end this today if they want. Why aren't they? Because they know that Hillary is the stronger candidate in the general election. All those saying she should step down should shut up and see if he CAN win without her quiting.

    May 8, 2008 at 9:04 am |
  2. Cindy

    I don't see Hillary stepping down anytime soon no matter what anybody says. She didn't get to where she is by following what others say or think about her. I think she may have a few more tricks left up her sleeve.

    I know that Burma hasn't let the media into their country for a very long time but not to let in any aid for their people after this cyclone hit is ridiculous! It is about time that they let the U.N. bring food in. Hopefully they let way more aid in soon. They need all the help that they can get.

    May 8, 2008 at 8:25 am |
  3. Chris Deegan

    Republican Bush has the lowest rating of any President, at any time. The Democratic primaries have seen record numbers of voters at the polls. Yet in projections of the national race, polls apparantly show a very tight contest. In aggregate, these numbers don't make sense. Who makes this stuff up?

    May 8, 2008 at 7:20 am |
  4. Kent, Illinois

    Hillary, Hillary Hillary.........Hmmmmmmmm. Why? Rush Limbaugh couldn't ruin it for Obama now he wants to jump on the bandwagon. Maybe he is a Liberal afterall........lol.

    May 8, 2008 at 7:17 am |