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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.