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Hillary Loses 2 More Primaries – In Landslides

From an emotionally drained Associated Press:

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., greets supporters as she makes a campaign stop at Hunter College Auditorium in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008.

Obama scores 10th straight victory

By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama added Wisconsin and Hawaii to a primary season winning streak that now totals 10 and has put Hillary Rodham Clinton into a virtual must-win scenario in Democratic contests coming early next month in Texas and Ohio…

In a race growing increasingly negative, Obama cut deeply into Clinton’s political bedrock in Wisconsin, splitting the support of white women almost evenly with her. According to polling place interviews, he also ran well among working class voters in the blue collar battleground that was prelude to primaries in the larger industrial states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Clinton made no mention of her defeat, and showed no sign of surrender in an appearance in Youngstown, Ohio…

In a clear sign of their relative standing in the race, most cable television networks abruptly cut away from coverage of Clinton’s rally when Obama began to speak in Texas…

With the votes counted in all but one of Wisconsin’s 3,570 precincts, Obama won 58 percent of the vote to 41 percent for Clinton.

With 100 percent of the vote counted in Hawaii, Obama had 76 percent to Clinton’s 24 percent.

Wisconsin offered 74 national convention delegates. There were 20 delegates at stake in Hawaii, where Obama spent much of his youth.

Washington Democrats voted in a primary, too, but their delegates were picked earlier in the month in caucuses won by Obama.

The Illinois senator’s Wisconsin victory left him with 1,303 delegates in The Associated Press’ count, compared with 1,233 for Clinton, a margin that masks his 145-delegate lead among those picked in primaries or caucuses. It takes 2,025 to win the nomination at the party’s national convention in Denver. Allocation of the 20 Hawaii delegates was not being calculated until later Wednesday…

Wisconsin independents cast about one-quarter of the ballots in the race between Obama and Clinton, and roughly 15 percent of the electorate were first-time voters, the survey at polling places said. Obama has run strongly among independents in earlier primaries, and among younger voters, and cited their support as evidence that he would make a stronger general election candidate in the fall…

And Wisconsin wasn’t just a win. At 58 to 41 percent, it was a landslide. And yet the word does not appear once in this article written by Mrs. Clinton’s minions at the AP.

And speaking of landslides:

With 100 percent of the vote counted in Hawaii, Obama had 76 percent to Clinton’s 24 percent.

Let’s hope Chelsea enjoyed her vacation on the campaign contributors’ dime. 

Anyway, it is clear that Hillaryland is in disarray and hopelessly confused.

Why else would she be campaigning in New York, when they have already had their primary?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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