WASHINGTON: With the close contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton hotting up, the two Democratic presidential hopefuls are slugging it out in the US state of Wyoming, wooing voters who started the caucus process on Saturday, to reach the magic figure of 2,025 delegates.
Due to the extremely close race between Clinton and Obama, former president Bill Clinton visited Wyoming, a state with 60,000 voters, on the eve of the caucuses on Friday to campaign for his wife.
Clinton, hoping to be the first woman US President, speaking at a town rally in Cheyenne, criticised Obama''s campaign speeches -- and said the country doesn''t have any time to waste.
"What you heard from me in this campaign is very specific. I know that there''s a difference between speeches and solutions, and I want you to know what I will do if given the great honour of serving you as your president, because I want you to hold me accountable," she said. "I don''t want there to be any mistakes here. I don''t want there to be any false impressions. I don''t think we have any time to waste."
Obama, seeking to be the first African-American President, speaking at a town hall meeting in Casper, criticised Clinton''s 2002 vote on Iraq.
"I will bring this war to an end in 2009, so don''t be confused ... when Sen. Clinton is not willing to acknowledge that she voted for war," he said. "I don''t want to play politics on this issue, because she doesn''t have standing to question my position on this issue."