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  • Anglachel sums up the primary elections in all their gory details here and here. The bottom line:

    Ohio and Texas, very different demographic states, put the lie to the piddly-ass caucus “victories” of February. Hillary has now won:
    New York
    New Jersey

All of them (except Michigan) under conditions like the general election. She has also won border states that Obama couldn’t touch (Oklahoma, Tennessee & Arkansas). If they were to revote Florida and Michigan, Hillary would wipe the floor with The Precious. I don’t think that’s in the cards now, because that would send The Golden One to the convention with a losing hand.

When it is possible for the core of the party to vote in a secret ballot primary, Hillary wins the majority of the time. She is the stronger general candidate and simply more qualified to be president. She is also poised to lock the Hispanic vote in for Democrats for a generation. The win in Ohio will not be lost on superdelegates. The Dems must win Ohio to win the general. With the energized Latina vote, there is even a chance that we could win Florida, too. And that, my friends, is the White House and a President who knows the system inside and out and is ready to launch the cap to the Social Security foundation – Universal Health Care.

  • RenaRF finally gets the grim reality for Obama. Unfortunately, she still thinks he can win PA. Fat chance, Rena! I’ll meet you in Gettysburg and we’ll duke it out. I have more cousins in PA than you have. BTW, if you are going to cling to your belief in a “50 State Strategy”, at least be consistent and insist that your candidate is competitive in all 50 states, especially the big ones that you need to win in November. It’s no good saying all 50 states count but the least densely populated ones with no chance of going blue count more. (oink-oink)
  • Here’s the NYTimes map of the primary/caucus state results so far. It’s an Instance of the Fingerpost. Obama’s bubble is bursting and he is going to have tougher going here on out in the remaining states with some exceptions in the south. Now that Hillary’s campaign knows how Obama swept the caucuses, it’s going to be much harder for him to pull that off anymore.

11 Responses

  1. Yummy! Thank you!

    Still basking in the glory of yesterday…thanks for keeping me jazzed!


  2. Meanwhile, on the lighter side of reality, The Precious has called SNL to complain about their heavy handed meanness to him and his campaign.

    I guess it’s time to get Senator Obama his pillow.

  3. DCD: I hope Clinton has learned to snark. This calls for snarkiness with a light graceful touch. Sort of like her, “That hurts my feelings…but I’ll try to go on” moment in NH. She needs to keep it light, look like she is amused. And keep the responses to this kind of thing short. Brevity is the soul of wit.

  4. Riverdaugher: I thought she was brilliant on both SNL and TDS. The humor was good-natured and sel-deprecating (“do i really laugh like that?””yes Jon its pretty pathetic”) and yet had a bit of bite.

    She can do this stuff. She’s incredibly appealing when she lets herself be seen this way, and she doesn’t dumb herself down.

    In the meantime, have you seen MoDo’s column today in the NYT? It’s the worst yet — excoriating “shoulder pad feminists” — and I don’t want to link to it because I don’t want it to infect your site.

  5. Hi All-
    I’m looking for VOLUNTEERS for HILLARY and we need you desperately. We are making sure Hillary is represented in online comment (you’d be surprised how many people read them!) in local papers in upcoming primary states. It’s a fairly big job –started (too late) in WI when we realized Obama supporters from DC were cutting and pasting into local WI papers–But did great in TX and OH –with 89 people saying “I’ve changed my mind I’m voting for Hill”.
    Anyway, if interested, please reply!

  6. We’re not supposed to pose as local voters, are we?

  7. spega: Are you affiliated with a campaign? I’ve not been coordinating with the campaign at all and this is the kind of thing that could be interpreted as soliciting astroturf. It’s kinda weird to be asking for it in a public blog, doncha think?
    Just sayin’.

  8. ” . . . all 50 states count but the least densely populated ones with no chance of going blue count more.”

    In one little sentence you have perfectly summarized (and negated) the entire basis for Obama’s so-called momentum.

  9. Obama is only in a position to (perhaps) win the nomination because of open primaries. He hasn’t come close to winning a majority among, you know, actual Democrats. Ordinarily one would expect a candidate in this situation to be a little sheepish about it, but to Obama it’s a positive rather than a negative. Democrats are merely a jumping-off point to him…his deal is Obamaism, and the more non-Democrats behind him, the more he can claim to be a transcendent figure immune to criticism. In particular, immune to the litmus test that ordinary candidates are subject to: do you actually represent the values and positions of your party?

  10. Rich that is such a good point to make to the SD’s. Most Democrats do NOT want Obama! The superdelegate system is supposed to help ensure that the nominee is the party’s choice, not the choice of Republicans and Indys. If Republicans atill love him in the fall, they should phone bank and knock on doors, because Democrats aren’t going to.

  11. Can I treat this as sort of an open thread?

    The morning after:

    Three long term and saner posters on dkos quit today. Seems like goldberry’s idea of mass quitting is realized without any help from her:


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