Sunday, February 10, 2008

Obama Sweeps Four States

Barack Obama continued the escalation of his momentum and his credibility this weekend with a complete and commanding sweep of the Washington, Nebraska, Louisiana, and Maine primaries. The results are cause for panic in the Clinton camp. We are not talking about narrow victories by single digit percentages. We are talking about complete blowouts beyond double digits. In Nebraska, bastion of African American sentiment and hot bed of liberal politics, Obama prevailed by a landslide exceeding two to one. In Maine, another seething state of racial discontent, Obama won by 19%. Such margins do not represent accidents or idle aberrations. Such margins do not even represent an election. We are witnessing a movement.

Louisiana: Obama 57% Clinton 36%
Maine: Obama 59% Clinton 40%
Nebraska: Obama 68% Clinton 32%
Washington: Obama 68% Clinton 31%

Obama's fund raising is accelerating. Hillary Clinton has borrowed $5 million to help her keep pace. He is raising that amount in less than two days.

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Hillary Clinton announced the replacement of her campaign manager today.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

These wins were all remarkable, I agree. I was indeed worried about Super Tuesday and he won all over the United States...losing key states no doubt, but given where he was "at" in November...remarkable. Now, after SuperTuesday, 4 straight and everywhere...places where Clinton really contested too.

These 4 wins were big. Sat. night, when he addressed Virginia at the Jeff-Jackson Dinner, he gave yet another amazing speech, but this time he was able to say that he won Nebraska, Washington, and Louisiana. It gave his speech even more fire going into Tuesday's races and made Hillary's earlier good speech less relevant. Maine is big too...Hillary, Bill, and Chelsea really campaigned in Washington...and lost big.

After awhile the excuses start to run a little thin like "it was a causus"...he does better in those...or "it is a black state...he does better in those". Pretty soon we have to wonder...where DOESNT he do well and where does SHE do well?

This gives me a lot of hope that the movement is bigger than what the Clinton's pulled in SC.

Last, the news is starting to report that Clinton may be trying to essentially write off the rest of contests in May and focus on Ohio, Texas, and PA. She is campaigning hard in VA though. She can't keep writing off these wins as nothing...and the media can't let her.

Her strategy is starting to appear Giuliani-ish. It is a dangerous move. Will she be irrelevant by the time Texas and Ohio come around?

2/10/2008 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry...write off the contests in February....ooops.

2/10/2008 8:38 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

Hillary is already irrelevant, in my opinion. But she won't go away.

My underlying fear is that no matter what, the plutocratic party elites will find a way to give her the candidacy. Never underestimate the power of the Israel Lobby in the Democratic Party. There's that, and the fact that Hillary is the establishment's choice, and they would rather lose the election than deny Hillary the chance they feel she has earned. To hell with the voters or what the people want.

If the Democrats end up screwing America by ramming Hillary down our throats, then they'll end up being what the GOP is right now. They will lose a lot of support and I think you might start to see Independent candidates winning elections at the district level.

2/11/2008 2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Liza:

If the dem establishment is so stupid to completely and openly diss this most amazing movement, like none we have seen in years, then they are going to run this newly registered dem back to the independents fast.

2/11/2008 5:47 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

I believe that they are that stupid.

2/12/2008 1:29 PM  

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