Monday, February 25, 2008


Okay, so for the last two weeks we've been told that after Sen. Clinton's mediocre showing on Super Tuesday, Texas and Ohio were a "must-win", a statement that even the Senator's husband agreed with. So given Sen. Obama's momentum in Texas, I hoped that an Obama victory in one or both of those states would lead to the impending end of the primaries, and a Clinton withdrawal. Better that than the continuing debate over which states matter and which don't.

No such luck:
I’d love to carry Texas, but it’s usually not in the electoral calculation for the Democratic nominee. Florida and Michigan are.
This isn't said in the context of whether or not she'll leave the race, but she's already preparing the ground for sticking on, and she's made it clear she's going to continue to press for two illegitimate state delegations to be seated. The Florida and Michigan issue really is dirty, dirty pool. And it adds ammunition to the charge that the Clintons don't care about progressives, liberals, or the Democratic Party: they care about the Clintons.

UPDATE: Ouch. This poll has basically no good news for Sen. Clinton. Not only does the 16-point lead by Obama make one other poll showing similar numbers look less like an outlier, it shows Obama beating McCain by 12 points, taking independents by 10. Somewhat amusingly, given all the talk of an Obama "cult", is that Hillary's supporters are in fact more excited about her candidacy than Obama's.

Which will no doubt make them even more angry when she loses.

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