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The Big Bottom-Line Numbers

February 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

After the Louisianna/Washington/Nebraska/Maine weekend, 30 states have voted so far:

and Barack Obama is ahead by every measure —

19 Obama states won

10 Clinton states won

1 still too-close-to-call (New Mexico)

pledged (voter-elected) delegates:

1,009 Obama

944 Clinton

(ABC News puts it at 951 Obama, 904 Clinton)

total votes cast:

8,228,000  Obama

8,028,000 Clinton

oh, and over the same bunch of states voting, Dems turn-out is almost 50% higher than the Repubs so far.

19.2 million total Dems have showed up at the polls

vs.  12.9 Repubs     (source for above #s:  NBC News)

Obama has got to bury her NOW — so that by the time of Texas/Ohio in 3 weeks she’s just so Moed under. This could happen, and has to happen for the party, the nation, and ultimately the world.

Think of this last 24 hour cycle — she loses two states + the Virgin Islands by more than 2-to-1, loses by double-digits in New Orleans / LA the site of one of Bush’s biggest glaring blunders, THEN fires her campaign manager, then loses another all-white state with Maine by 15 points.

And then we have another Obama hat-trick coming Tuesday.

This is some kind of a voter & press wave that her campaign is going to have to fight against for 3 frickin weeks (before TX & OH).  She’s gonna need to pull out whatever heavy weaponry (dirty tricks) they’ve got cuz I just don’t see how you reverse this tide.


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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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