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Obama sweeps, LA, WA, NE, ME & VI

February 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Obama had a clean sweep tonight!  He won Louisiana by more than 20%!!  and by a more than 2-to-1 in both Washington and Nebraska!  Plus pulled the upset in the Virgin Islands, the only place Hillary had been leading.  and then he won another all-white state in Maine!

Obama laid down a long, detailed victory speech — although not one of his totally AAA transcendents a la S.C. and Iowa.  And it was terrible that he was looking down for the first ¾ of it.  never seen that before.  maybe the audience/venue.  and no teleprompters.  The first part was his set speech – the last quarter was The Riff.  It’s crucial that he addressed the whole idealistic hope thing.  He’s got to counter the idea that he’s just pie-in-the-sky – and he’s doing that.  The last 5 minutes was the juice – when he just went off.  “Yes, of course I believe in hope.  I have to.  The odds of me being here weren’t very high.”

And I love that he worked the Virginia room – and that he called out Jim Webb – twice! – my hope for VP — until further notice  😉

Hillary’s booked herself into a Texas appearance on Tuesday night when the Potomac Primary happens – obviously not expecting a win in either state.

Tomorrow the Sunday newspapers (the most-read of the week) across America will be front page above-the-fold “Obama Sweeps” — especially in all the all-important upcoming primary states.  Then there’s Maine on Sunday — stay tuned, but an upset there would be HUGE —  and then the favorable big-3 on on the Chesepeke / Potomac Primary Tuesday.  This in when — Now — that he can create the “inevitable” surge — and overcome undecideds’ hesitations.

Post Sunday update:  him also winning Maine means he’s 4 or 5 in a row (if you count V.I. or not) — and hasn’t lost since Super Tuesday.

How do you spell “mo”, Curly?

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For one of the most historic events in American history — check out my Obama Inauguration Adventures.

For how Woodstock promoter Michael Lang used my reports in his book — check out how Obama’s Inauguration was like Woodstock.

For an account of the most jubilant night in the history of New York — check the Election Night 2008 Adventure

For a night in New York that started out just as joyous — check out the Election Night 2004 Adventure.

For the kind of creations that got us across the historic finish line — check out my poem and video for Where Wayward Jekylls Hyde.

For an on-the-campaign-trail adventure — check out the physical altercation I was in the middle of with Al Franken at a Howard Dean rally in ’04.

For my tribute to a great political reporter — check out my Tim Russert tribute.

For a full listing of great reporters and news sources — check out my Political Sources Primer.

For how well these sources work — check out my 2012 election predictions.

… or here’s the 2008 projections — in both, I’m over 98% correct.  😉



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