Posted: March 4, 2008 6:22 PM
Obama Vows to Keep Going Regardless of Tuesday's Outcome
After spending the day wrapping up his campaign in Texas, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., will wind down and spend the evening at Scholz Garten in San Antonio, watching the results from the Lone Star State and Ohio come in. (According to its Web site, the beer garden/banquet hall/bowling alley is the oldest business in Texas and was a favorite of legendary columnist Molly Ivins.)
Speaking to reporters in San Antonio, Obama called Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., “a tenacious and determined candidate.” He also said that no matter Tuesday’s outcome, he would continue campaigning hard “through Mississippi and Wyoming next week.”
“All those states coming up are going to make a difference,” he said, according to The Associated Press. “What we want to do is make sure we’re competing in every single state.”
The latest poll from Zogby showed Obama trailing Clinton by 3 percent in Texas and the two Democrats tied in Ohio.
Earlier Tuesday, Obama took in some sights (and smells) at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He mingled with the attendees, “gripping hands with ranchers, posing with future farmers and gushing over restored tractors,” according to the Dallas Morning News. He also sat on a tractor.
Perhaps more importantly, as the Dallas Morning News also notes, Obama did not bite “into a tamale, husk and all, as President Ford famously did in 1976.” But as this CBS videos shows, Obama clearly knows how to eat on the trail in Texas: