LTU932 From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2006, 14297 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2436 times:
It is increasingly looking back for HRC. Just this weekend Obama swept, and now during the Potomac primaries Obama swept. Despite losing Cali, which is no doubt one of the most important states to win in terms of delegates and superdelegates that can be obtained, Obama is having more and more momentum going. The only other remaining question is who will be his or her running mate. Maybe it's not the time to make a decision, but it would be good to know who has a chance of becoming VPOTUS nominee for November.
Even with the current close result, IMO November will be a decision between Obama and McCain.
Colombia had a vote? Clinton did herself a favor by bagging California, New York and New Jersey, but Obama's success in the sheer number of states won combined with still respectable delegate showings in the states he lost have helped build him up.
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LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13860 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2400 times:
In the 3 primary states tonight, Obama seems to be doing better than Clinton with many voting groups, including Hispanics and women who Clinton had expected to win with. Obama is getting an overwhelming amount of the Black vote. But I think what is really getting Obama his numbers is getting much higher numbers than usual to go to the primary elections and caucuses, especially from younger voters (under 30's) and Black voters. I would also suggest that Obama's message of the future, cooperation, hope and we is doing a lot better than the past (the 90's), a top down fight, wish and I of Clinton.
It may come down to Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania as the only chance for Clinton, but even then, the proportional allocation of electors in the Democratic primaries and caucuses may not give her enough votes to win the nomination without the Superdelegates. It is also possible for Obama to get enough regular delegates to win before the convention. As a student of Political Science, I am in heaven with this year's primary process.
N521NA From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2346 times:
Quoting NWA742 (Reply 18):
Those Realclearpolitics polls you referenced are still very close, and McCain leads in one - add the margin of error to most and they become undetermined - nobody is winning just yet.
That's true, but it can't just be chance that Clinton consistently does worse against McCain than Obama.
FXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7475 posts, RR: 78
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2339 times:
I read a lot of articles, not just the realclearpolitics, and apparently McCain and Clinton have a very close relationship and as a matter of fact, McCain is pretty tight with Obama too. McCain would beat Clinton with ease - the other race would be very close.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 29370 posts, RR: 73
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2280 times:
Quoting FXramper (Reply 21): I read a lot of articles, not just the realclearpolitics, and apparently McCain and Clinton have a very close relationship and as a matter of fact, McCain is pretty tight with Obama too.
All three of them tend to be willing to work with others and have formed good relationships. Hillary's best friend in the Senate is probably Sam Brownback, another Republican.