Candidates Continue Campaigning As "Super Tuesday" draws near

by Steve Handlesman
NBC News

The other Super Bowl is tomorrow:  Super Tuesday.

John McCain can put a lock on the Republican Presidential Nomination.

Meanwhile, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are locked in a delegate fight that probably won't produce a nominee but might give one of them the momentum they'll need to win.
On Monday, Obama was in New Jersey where he repeated his call for new blood in the White House.

"You don't want to just be ready on day one, you want to be right on day one," said Obama.

Obama has raised the most cash.

On Sunday, he ran a Super Bowl ad.
And his poll numbers are climbing in states like New Jersey.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton was in Massachusetts Monday urging voters to cast ballots for her.

She used Sunday's Giants-Patriots Super Bowl game to make a point.

Clinton said, "Tomorrow we have another big contest, and tomorrow the people of Massachusetts and New York can be on the same team!"

But Clinton's lead in voter surveys is shrinking, from New York to Missouri to the biggest super Tuesday state, California.

On Monday, husband Bill Clinton was in Orange County, California stumping for his wife.

"Will California stick with her? (yeah)  If you do, we will take California to a better place. Thank you and god bless," said Mr. Clinton.

Clinton could win most states, but not lock up the nomination.

Super Tuesday is not a winner take all for the Democrats.

Obama could win more delegates than is expected and claim he's coming back.

The good news for John McCain is that Super Tuesday is winner take all in the big Republican Primaries so McCain could nearly lock up the nomination.

Speaking to reporters McCain said, "I'm happy with the campaign where it is."

In what could be his final swing, Mitt Romney's claiming he's eating into McCain lead in most polls.

Romney said, "I saw a poll this morning in California that has me up by eight points."

Millions vote Tuesday and it's turning out to be one of the biggest primaries in American history.