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    Still think he can’t win?


    by Sunny on 10th February, 2008 at 1:06 pm    

    Barack Obama inflicted shattering defeats on Hillary Clinton tonight in Washington state and Nebraska, beating her by a margin of two to one. He was also won Louisiana, though by a narrower margin.

    The wins in Washington and Nebraska demonstrated again Obama’s ability to reach out to whites. Both Nebraska and Washington are 90% white.

    With 99% of the votes counted in Nebraska, Obama had 66% to Clinton’s 32%. In Washington, with 96% of the vote counted, he had 66% to her 31%.
    In Louisiana, with 63% of the vote counted, he had 53% to her 39%.

    Ohh yeaaaah!


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    1. Sid — on 10th February, 2008 at 1:21 pm  

      The man is unstoppable at the moment:

      The Clinton team is anticipating further defeats on Tuesday in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.

      The Clinton team said: “Although the next several states that hold nominating contests this month are more favourable to the Obama campaign, we will continue to compete in them and hope to secure as many delegates as we can before the race turns to Ohio, Texas(both March 4) and Pennsylvania (April 22).”

    2. Salman — on 10th February, 2008 at 3:24 pm  

      God help us. Obama will probably win.

      He will reverse the Bush tax cuts and put the American economy into the toilet.

      I am an American.

    3. Zak — on 10th February, 2008 at 3:56 pm  

      this will go down to the convention and a fractured dems will guarantee a republican victory

    4. Salman — on 10th February, 2008 at 4:13 pm  

      Obama Presidency = Jimmy Carter redux

    5. Anas — on 10th February, 2008 at 4:17 pm  

      It’ll be tight but I believe Clinton will win the nomination in the end. Ultimately tho, there’s no way the yanks are gonna have a black man in the white house. It isn’t just called the white house because of the colour of its exterior.

    6. Leon — on 10th February, 2008 at 4:20 pm  

      Don’t get too excited, those super delegates could save the day for Clinton yet (and hand McCain the presidency)…

    7. ZinZin — on 10th February, 2008 at 4:26 pm  

      Oooh Anas, how cynical.

    8. Anas — on 10th February, 2008 at 4:36 pm  

      RE:Leon’s post. I totally agree. There’s no way Clinton will win against McCain.

    9. douglas clark — on 11th February, 2008 at 12:58 am  

      Anas @ 8,

      I agree. But I think there is a better than even chance that Obama can win against McCain.

      Given that lots of Republicans seem to actually hate Senator Clinton, for no reason I can see, whereas our chum seems perfectly capable of pulling independents and, also sane Republicans. It’s the Ritalin what done it.

      I’d assume that in a nomination primary, most Democrats would go for the candidate most likely to make Bush history. And, ta, raa, that is Barak Obama.

      Though I do think - should he win the nomination - that he has a huge fight on his hands against the ‘warrior’ candidate. McCain appeals to a huge segment of US voters, I think. In the sense that he appeals to their patriotism, whatever we might think of that.

    10. Salman — on 11th February, 2008 at 2:22 pm  

      #5 Obama is white (and black)

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