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Old 10-02-2008, 05:03 AM
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Obama takes Washington, Louisiana and Nebraska.

Twas expected really.
Neck and neck now.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:49 PM
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:00 PM
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:15 PM
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Republicans are better (unless its McCain; a madman to be sure)
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:56 PM
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Obama takes Washington, Louisiana and Nebraska.

Twas expected really.
Neck and neck now.
What wasn't expected was the way in which he trounced Clinton in all three states. Washington in particular, a state with far more Asians than Blacks, saw Clinton losing everywhere bar one county. She also lost the demographics.
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Old 11-02-2008, 02:25 AM
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Another thumping for the Clintons in Maine, a state in which they held a massive 37-point lead in not so long ago, and a state that they were last week predicted to win in because of the high numbers of seniors and women registered to vote. Seems that the Clintons' base isn't supporting them as well as it should.

Decent enough comment about the weekend's results here:

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Back in October 2007, Clinton was beating Obama in Maine by a hilarious 47 to 10 margin, but it seems he's carried the state today, once again by a large margin. My understanding, though, is that this doesn't really count because it's a small state, much as Utah doesn't count because there aren't many Democrats there, DC doesn't count because there are too many black people, Washington doesn't count because it's a caucus, Illinois doesn't count because Obama represents it in the Senate even though Hillary was born there, Hawaii won't count because Obama was born there. I'm not sure why Delaware and Connecticut don't count, but they definitely don't.

Realistically, Clinton seems to have difficulty winning anywhere she can't mobilize racial polarization in her favor. Obama has, of course, deployed polarization to his benefit in a number of states (South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana most notably) but he's also dominated the states with very few black voters.

UPDATE: I forgot about Missouri. Obama's win in Missouri, of course, doesn't count because the state was called too late.
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Old 11-02-2008, 02:28 AM
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Looks like the Clintons are losing a significant number of their previously committed superdelegates to Obama as well. Even more ominously, rumours abound that Obama will be endorsed by Colin Powell and John Edwards this week, with Gore following suit not long after.

Meanwhile, the Republican race has descended into an unnecessary farce.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:37 PM
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Post U.N., his endorsement isn't worth a shit.
That's very, very debatable.

Regardless, even counting the superdelegates, Obama's now ahead of Clinton in the overall delegate count:

http://election.cbsnews.com/campaign...corecard.shtml

If the Clintons lose Maryland, Virginia, and DC, their race is effectively over.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:50 PM
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That's very, very debatable.

Regardless, even counting the superdelegates, Obama's now ahead of Clinton in the overall delegate count:

http://election.cbsnews.com/campaign...corecard.shtml

If the Clintons lose Maryland, Virginia, and DC, their race is effectively over.
Heh heh heh, puntastic.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:15 AM
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Ohio and Texas are the kingmakers, simple as.
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