Super Tuesday Results: Obama Wins 13 states

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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., and ...

A triumph of breathtaking scope in more than 13 states from Alaska to Connecticut, Barack Obama proved his bi-coastal and cross racial appeal in a manner that should silence his critics for all eternity. In all, according to my rough calculations and figures from CNN, more than 6,533,048 voters cast ballots for Barack Obama yesterday shattering all previous records for a Democratic Presidential candidate and forever shattering Hillary Clinton’s inevitability. This is a horse race and I’m gonna thoroughly enjoy it until its over.

 

 

Race
Status
Candidate
Votes
Vote %
Del*
Precincts
Alabama

Updated 2:08 a.m. EST, Feb 6, 2008

300,097
56%
17
99%
reporting
 
222,887
42%
17
 
7,865
1%
0
 
Uncommitted
2,672
1%
0

 

 

Race
Status
Candidate
State Del.*
%
Del*
Precincts
Alaska

Updated 1:49 a.m. EST, Feb 6, 2008

302
75%
9
98%
reporting
 
103
25%
4
 
Uncommitted
1
0%
0
 
0
0%
0

 

Race
Status
Candidate
Votes
Vote %
Del*
Precincts
Arizona

Updated 3:01 a.m. EST, Feb 6, 2008

189,383
51%
16
90%
reporting
 
156,611
42%
13
 
20,175
5%
0

 

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Status
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Votes
Vote %
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Arkansas

Updated 10 minutes ago

190,743
69%
23
89%
reporting
 
74,658
27%
6
 
5,076
2%
0
 
Uncommitted
2,972
1%
0

 

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Status
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Votes
Vote %
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Precincts
California

Updated 1 minute ago

1,491,109
53%
0
66%
reporting
 
1,131,160
40%
0
 
152,231
5%
0

 

Race
Status
Candidate
State Del.*
%
Del*
Precincts
Colorado

Updated 2:38 a.m. EST, Feb 6, 2008

79,344
67%
13
99%
reporting
 
38,587
32%
6
 
Uncommitted
1,253
1%
0

 

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Status
Candidate
Votes
Vote %
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Precincts
Connecticut

Updated 45 minutes ago

178,574
51%
25
99%
reporting
 
164,334
47%
22
 
3,384
1%
0
 
Uncommitted
2,996
1%
0

 

Race
Status
Candidate
Votes
Vote %
Del*
Precincts
Delaware

Updated 10:09 p.m. EST, Feb 5, 2008

51,124
53%
9
100%
reporting
 
40,751
43%
6
 
2,863
3%
0
 
1,241
1%
0

 

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Status
Candidate
Votes
Vote %
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Precincts
Georgia

Updated 13 minutes ago

696,622
67%
27
99%
reporting
 
326,354
31%
18
 
17,897
2%
0

 

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Status
Candidate
State Del.*
%
Del*
Precincts
Idaho

Updated 1:46 a.m. EST, Feb 6, 2008

16,880
79%
15
100%
reporting
 
3,655
17%
3
 
Uncommitted
552
3%
0
 
137
1%
0
Race
Status
Candidate
Votes
Vote %
Del*
Precincts
Illinois

Updated 2:47 a.m. EST, Feb 6, 2008

1,256,543
65%
62
97%
reporting
 
643,352
33%
31
 
37,835
2%
0
Race
Status
Candidate
State Del.*
%
Del*
Precincts
Kansas

Updated 1:15 a.m. EST, Feb 6, 2008

27,172
74%
23
100%
reporting
 
9,462
26%
9
 
53
0%
0
 
Uncommitted
8
0%
0
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Status
Candidate
Votes
Vote %
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Massachusetts

Updated 3:02 a.m. EST, Feb 6, 2008

682,281
56%
52
97%
reporting
 
497,372
41%
36
 
19,134
2%
0
 
No Preference
7,374
1%
0
Race
Status
Candidate
State Del.*
%
Del*
Precincts
Minnesota

Updated 1 minute ago

135,160
67%
25
81%
reporting
 
64,558
32%
12
 
Uncommitted
1,227
1%
0
 
929
0%
0
Race
Status
Candidate
Votes
Vote %
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Precincts
Missouri

Updated 52 minutes ago

405,284
49%
28
100%
reporting
 
395,287
48%
28
 
16,747
2%
0
 
Uncommitted
3,135
1%
0
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Status
Candidate
Votes
Vote %
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New Jersey

Updated 1:55 a.m. EST, Feb 6, 2008

599,620
54%
51
99%
reporting
 
489,808
44%
37
 
14,396
1%
0
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Status
Candidate
Votes
Vote %
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New Mexico

Updated 3:08 a.m. EST, Feb 6, 2008

34,440
49%
0
54%
reporting
 
33,127
47%
0
 
1,472
2%
0
 
765
1%
0
 
Uncommitted
272
0%
0
Race
Status
Candidate
Votes
Vote %
Del*
Precincts
New York

Updated 3 minutes ago

1,001,835
57%
127
99%
reporting
 
696,876
40%
87
 
19,416
1%
0
Race
Status
Candidate
State Del.*
%
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Precincts
North Dakota

Updated 11:04 p.m. EST, Feb 5, 2008

11,625
61%
8
100%
reporting
 
6,948
37%
5
 
283
2%
0
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Votes
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Oklahoma

Updated 12:28 a.m. EST, Feb 6, 2008

228,597
55%
24
100%
reporting
 
130,206
31%
14
 
42,853
10%
0
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Tennessee

Updated 2:56 a.m. EST, Feb 6, 2008

331,781
54%
34
100%
reporting
 
250,341
41%
21
 
27,558
4%
0
 
Uncommitted
3,111
1%
0
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Utah

Updated 2:56 a.m. EST, Feb 6, 2008

70,373
57%
14
99%
reporting
 
48,719
39%
9
 
3,525
3%
0

68 thoughts on “Super Tuesday Results: Obama Wins 13 states

  1. Andrea

    Thanks for calling me baby, Baby!

    I just found that out, too. My co-worker just emailed me from down there to tell me I was using the wrong terminology. One of my co-workers in down in Savannah, one is in NY, and so on polling and also analyzing voter ethics. Because I don’t deal with their expertise, I didn’t know the proper lingo. But I actually had a gmail from her a few minutes ago.

    Savannah’s mayor endorsed Obama which was a rarity because he never endorsed a single soul EVER. NEVER.

    I gasped when I heard about it last week but I still held my breath. Savannah was Clinton country. They frequented the Low Country a lot so I was worried still of HABITS to take care of them.

    See…I got into an argument last summer with my mom about my family continuing to support the Clintons. I didn’t vote for Bill neither time and my family thought I was CANTANKEROUS. I knew something but I couldn’t prove it. So I was registered but not voting until the 2000 elections.

    While he was president, my family would get all giddy when they came to the Low, staying on Hilton Head…you know…where our people can’t afford to live anymore. (long family history) They work in the service industry there now. Anyway…

    It is quite refreshing to hear Kat tell me that most of the people she polled said they voted for Obama. So I exhaled.

  2. You know what I find interesting? These really White places where they only see Black people on tv and in the movies, like Idaho. He’s winning in Idaho?

  3. Cliff

    11 Years ago, Cliff had a conversation with Satan.

    11 years ago, I was high as a kite off of the most potent marijuana, driving a brand new vehicle, being freshly out of high school, enjoying my supposed independence. Listening to the latest rap song which is semi-conscious, through the inebriation and 1000 watts of bass booming in my ears, and the stress of entering college, somehow the words “signs of the new world order, time is gettin’ shorter, if we don’t get prepared now, people it’s going to be a slaughter”, get through to my ears.

    I had the music up so loud and the smoke, seeping out of my cracked windows I attracted the attention of the people in the front of my favorite restaurant. I was already headed there to get my favorite dish. Little did I know, Satan appeared out of nowhere. He looked very pompous and arrogant, shoulders rolled all the way back, and looked like he wanted to portray that he had some measure of power. Therefore being high as a kite and wanted to know the dude’s reputation, I asked a worker about the status of this guy ordering people around in my most frequently patronized business. Needless to say, it is a Mexican Restaurant.

    I said “Who is that guy?” The girl at the cash register told me that he is the owner. I said “oh really.”

    Thereafter the scene was set up, and the conversation with Satan pursued.

    Of course this is my own recollection of the words.

    Cliff: Hey how’s it goin’?

    Satan: Goin’ good, and with yourself?

    Cliff: Pretty good. Hey I was just wondering what type of status one would have to acquire to own a Restaurant?

    Satan: You don’t want to do that, minimum wage goes up every year, the price of food goes up every year, and it’s really not that much money to be made in this business. You know the most money to made, is the in the sales of rocks in the streets, now there is where the real money is.

    Cliff: (Even being shocked hearing this come out of Satan’s mouth, at a low tone, for some reason, I wanted to play the ignorant role for render more from this type of mindset). Regardless to how minimum wage can be raised it seems that Restaurant owners make a substantial profit. I would like to own my own Restaurant one day.

    Satan: Naaah, YOU DON’T WANT TO DO THAT. What you’d want to do is sell rocks. Rocks have a substantial profit, substantial return. I don’t make hardly anything, I have to come here and manage this place myself. Yeah, rocks is the way to go, buddy.

    The year was 1997, and no matter how many friends I’ve told that story to, they refused to believe me, and they still remain ignorant of mindset of a man that was projected in society.

    I loved that food so much that I still went back to Satan’s Restaurant, even after he revealed his personal thoughts to me. I “sold out” several times, and felt bad and guilty every time I did, but loved that salsa, and loved those burritos, until it began to taste as nasty as Satan’s mind.

    I still think about that Satan every now and then, and wonder how he feels that a black man possibly is going to become the President of the United States, and didn’t have to sell rocks to get there.

    “YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”🙂

  4. Yeah what’s up with Obama winning Idaho and North Dakota. He also must have had some serious grassroots effort in Minnesota. This is really getting interesting now.

  5. I could tell you about Minnesota – my sister lives there. I met a boatload of people from Minnesota when I went to Camp Obama – they have totally been organized there. You also have to remember that there’s a large college age population in Minnesota. And, Obama does well in rural areas – don’t ask me why. I wasn’t shocked about Minnesota in the least.

  6. Marla K.

    Cliff that is a tremendous story!! Thanks for sharing. Sometimes it is hard to pull away from the devil…then something miraculous happens and helps us on our way.

  7. Marla K.

    I think it’s safe to say God is on our side…..

    Most polls project that Hillary would lose in November against John Mccain but…….

    Most polls project that Obama would win over John McCain!!

    Although it would be a very tight race.

  8. One also has to consider one important factor: in states like california, a good portion of the votes were cast weeks, if not months ahead when Obama was virtually unknown. We see many votes have gone to edwards and richardson, who have dropped out.

    I heard on the Randi Rhodes Show last week that in Florida, 60% of the votes were cast weeks before the election. And according to data, the closer you got to election day, the more the percentages favored Obama. The final week and day of votes gave a solid majority to Obama. That is another reason that Hillary declaring victory in Florida was hollow; surely here advisorss realized the same thing?

    So, if everyone in these various states had voted today, who would win?

  9. Rick

    the primary difference in the total delegate count appears to be explained by the difference in “super delagates”, in favor of Hillary. Is this correct?

    do we know for sure how those superdelegates are going to vote in the end? (i.e., can they change their mind?) I have to admit being a little confused by the whole super-delagate thing…

  10. Even though I’m trying to get over a bad cold and flu, I didn’t take my medicine, just so I could stay up and watch the numbers roll in. It was so exciting seeing Obama take the lead in states that I would have never considered would back him. However, I was disappointed that Cali didn’t pull through for him. I’m mainly disappointed because I hate to see Texas, my home, have to be the state that will have to deliver. I’m hoping that Texas will shock me the same way supporters in other states proved all the doubters wrong.

    I hate it because they are already saying that HC has a lot of support in TX because of the hispanic population. HC has accepted an invitation to debate here in Houston on 02/28. Obama has not accepted the invite. Of course, I hope he comes. But I think HC and her man think they got TX bagged already. I’m hoping that me, along with other Obama supporters, will prove them wrong.

    Y’all have a good day.

  11. denise

    Michelle is rockin’ the red! Go, girl!

    Interesting races and lots of messages sent by these results.

    Uhm, how did “Hillary announces endorsements: Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima” become the current SB Top Post??

    LMAO!!

  12. The amazing thing is Obama took states with near-zero AFrican-American populations.

    That’s telling me that America is more than ready for a Brotha President…😉

    And is it me, or does anyone else find the fact that the Borg Queen was turning on the water works at Yale the day before Super Tuesday, SUSPECT? She won California, New York and Jersey…delegate-rich states, although she’s gonna be splitting delegates with Obama, and most of the Latinos and Asians voted before the primaries and Oprah’s, Caroline’s and Maria’s appearance in Los Angeles.

    I hope they have Buyer’s Remorse, because if they think Clinton’s going to look out for them, I have bridges in San Francisco for sale.

  13. Rick

    Hey there, Angie!!!!

    Very good to hear from you. Get well soon!!

    ——————————————————
    more on superdelegates:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superdelegate

    selected excerpts from the link above:
    Superdelegates are delegates to a presidential nominating convention in the United States who are not bound by the decisions of party primaries or caucuses. Superdelegates are elected officeholders and party officials. They are sometimes referred to as “unpledged delegates,” but some unpledged delegates are not superdelegates.

    The 2008 Democratic National Convention
    The 2008 Democratic National Convention, where the Democratic presidential ticket is formally agreed upon, has 796 superdelegates, although the number is not final until March 1, 2008. Superdelegates to the Democratic Convention include all Democratic members of the United States Congress, Democratic governors, various additional elected officials, as well as members of the Democratic National Committee.

    A candidate needs a majority of the combined delegate and superdelegate votes to secure the nomination. Democratic delegates from state caucuses and primaries number 3,253, resulting in a total number of votes of 4,049. The total number of delegate votes needed to win the nomination is 2,025.[2] Superdelegates account for approximately one fifth (19.6%) of all votes at the convention. Delegates chosen in the Democratic caucuses and primaries account for approximately four fifths (80.4%) of the Democratic convention delegates. Note: All numbers in this section assume that Michigan and Florida’s delegates are not counted per current Democratic National Committee rules. If those rules are changed before or during the convention, the numbers above will change as appropriate.

    Criticism
    The Democratic Party is often criticized during election cycles for conducting primary elections in a non-democratic fashion, since superdelegates are appointed by the party and are not obligated to support the candidate chosen by the voters. There have been repeated calls to eliminate the superdelegates from the primaries to more accurately reflect the popular vote.

    However, with proportional wins in the primaries and caucuses, even though the popular vote may favor one candidate, that may not get accurately reflected in total delegate count either.

    end excerpt
    ——————————————————

    Not being an expert on the political process, from my particular perspective, this superdelegate business does NOT seem very democratic at all. I’m shocked that these superdelegates — who are not obligated to follow the will of the people in their state and who could potentially have the last word about who gets the nod — have so much power that most of us common folks may not even be aware of, or understand.

    This does not seem “democratic” at all.

  14. jessica

    “You know what I find interesting? These really White places where they only see Black people on tv and in the movies, like Idaho. He’s winning in Idaho?”

    “Obama won 43% of the White Vote in GEORGIA?”

    “50% of the WHITE MALE VOTE?”

    “The amazing thing is Obama took states with near-zero AFrican-American populations.”

    “That’s telling me that America is more than ready for a Brotha President… ”

    There probably aren’t the right words to express this feeling- because I in no way want to step in at an incredible moment for African-Americans and diminish it by saying that I, for once, am surprised and maybe even proud of white people. I have dragged the sins of my ancestors and of the narrow-minded like a ten ton ball and chain for my entire life. I have lived with the shame. I am burdened by the injustices of the world, but feel just a little less weight and a lot more hope in seeing that all the children of Dr. King have grown in his dream to carry the message.

  15. Rick

    Words of advice for the “super-delegates” when they meet this summer at the convention to decide the nominee.

    “He [Obama] said that if he winds up winning more delegates in voting than the former first lady, they [superdelegates] “would have to think long and hard about how they approach the nomination when the people they claim to represent have said, ‘Obama’s our guy,'” he said.” http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080206/ap_on_el_pr/obama

  16. NuPolitico

    Obama will win Nebraska’s February 9th caucus. The elected party leaders there have come out to support him, the suburban white females around Omaha have shown a disdain towards Clinton, and the black electorate there is a lot stronger than the latino bloc in Nebraska.

  17. john in california

    Rikyrah,
    As someone who spent 6 months working on the JJ campaign in the Bay Area, I can tell you that it was liberal/labor white and Latino volunteers that did most of the work. Within the AA community, there was a competition between various church factions for leadership recognition with the net result that little was done in the way of organizing or voter registration. I did a lot of door-to-door voter reg in heavily AA areas and often found that people believed

    1. no politician could or would make a difference
    2. JJ was just an opportunist standing on MLK’s grave

    But while we were organizing here in ‘liberal’ NorCal, JJ was making his biggest draw in the cornfields of Iowa (remember him milking cows?). Rural white folk above the M-D line have a long history of populist politics that relied on strong civil liberty protections as well patriotism and church identification. Jackson was able to convince a lot of these people that his church connections and his freedom for the little-guy politics were better than the heartless technocratic politics of Dukakis. Since then repubs have split these people off (mostly about abortion) and exploited them for the last dozen years but the reign of tinpot and the war have turned a lot of these people back to their independent look-out-for-the-little-guy, semi-isolationist roots. They see in Obama, someone who will not shove ‘liberal’ social values down their throat or subserve their economic interests to Wall Street but will get us out of stupid and unwinnable foreign wars (and remember, the rural mid-west was always very skeptical about getting into any war, including WW1 and WW2). That Obama is ‘dark-complected’ is actually a plus among these voters, because his face alone sets him apart from the entrenched politicos and, at least, gives him an appearance of independence from the Washington crowd (another reason why he would be stronger against McCain than Clinton, because Obama can make a case that he is the real Maverick in the race).
    That he has overcome much of the despair and cynicism of the AA generation that was conflicted about JJ is maybe both more important and more hopeful about the future. So, anyway, my point is that it is less surprising to me that he is winning the rural, white Midwest than that he is not scoring more strongly among my generation (60+) here in California. I know the early voting skewed the results but still I thought it would be closer. I think (and this may just be my prejudice because I want it) he would have done better if he had laid out a more aggressive timetable for withdrawal and gone for Single payer. As inspiring as his speeches are to the young, older folks want more meat on the bone.

  18. Rikyrah:

    CNN is reporting she’s asking her staff to forego pay checks for a minute.

    Last time I checked, working for free was either defined as “slavery” or “volunteer”.

    Her campaign staff still have bills and mortagages to pay – what happened to all that cheddar she’s reported to have on hand?

    She’s dipping into Bill’s wallet because he so badly wants a de facto third term as POTUS.

  19. Marla K.

    john in california, I appreciate the explanation of the white rural vote Obama is recieving. I wasnt surprised because I saw Barack and Michelle on CSpan campaigning very effectively in Iowa. Their reception there was overwhelming. I thought it was because they were successful in explaning and selling Barack’s policy plans after spending considerable time with them in the town meetings.

    I was somewhat surprised to see the number of states with large rural areas because I didnt think they would have had enough time to spend with the people in so many states.

    I read there were a large number of people disenfranchised in California due to problems with voting machines or lack of ballots.

    My impression of Sen Obama is that he is very serious about getting out of the war as soon as possible. I think this is a much greater posibility than there will be with Hillary.

    I really dont like the idea of superdelegates….I have been reading about their role in the election as well, and as you say Rick….it isnt very democratic, particularly since they are not required to vote in support of the popular vote.

    I watched some more pundits tonight and all I could think of when I watched this one black guy on Fox,
    “this is a real hankerchief head” (Juan Williams)🙂

  20. This is from Andrew Sullivan:

    The Natural

    http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/02/the-natural.html

    Perhaps the most telling critique of Obama, to my mind, is his lack of executive experience. (The same can be said for Clinton, of course, if you don’t count the First Lady period, when she insists her husband was the president.) I asked him directly last year why a voter should back someone who has never run anything bigger than a legislative office. He responded by pointing to his nascent campaign. He observed out that he was up against the full Clinton establishment, all the chits she and her husband had acquired over the years, and the apparatus they had constructed within the party. He had to build a national campaign from scratch, raise money, staff an extremely complex electoral map, and make key decisions on spending and travel. He asked me to judge his executive skills by observing how he was managing a campaign.

    By that standard, who isn’t impressed? A first term senator – a black urban liberal – raised more money, and continues to raise much more money, than Senator Clinton. More to the point, the money he has raised has not come from the well-connected fat-cats who do things like donate to the Clinton library. His base is much wider, broader and internet-based than hers. It has many more small donors.

    Now look at the strategy he laid out last year, as he explained it to me and others. Iowa was the key. If he didn’t win Iowa, it was over. But if he could win Iowa, he would prove the principle that a black man could transcend the racial issue, helping in New Hampshire, and then also helping him peel off what was then majority black support for the Clintons in South Carolina. Then his strategy was meticulous organization – and you saw that in Iowa, as well as yesterday’s caucus states. Everything he told me has been followed through. And the attention to detail – from the Alaska caucus to the Nevada cooks – has been striking.

    Now consider the psychological and emotional challenges of this campaign. It has been brutal. It has included many highly emotional moments – and occasions when racism and sexism and all sorts of hot-button issues have emerged. Then there was the extraordinary spectacle of a former president and spouse bringing the full weight of the Democratic establishment and the full prestige of two terms in the White House to dismiss some of Obama’s arguments as a “fairy tale” and frame him as another Jesse Jackson.

    How did the candidates deal with this? The vastly more experienced and nerves-of-steel Clinton clearly went through some wild mood-swings. Obama gave an appearance at least of preternatural coolness under fire, a steady message that others came to mimic, and a level of oratory that still stuns this longtime debater. In the middle of this very hot zone, he exhibit a coolness and steeliness that is a mark of presidential timber. He played tough – but he didn’t play nasty. Keeping the high road in a contest like this – without ever playing the race card or the victim card – is an achievement. Building a movement on top of that is more impressive still. So far, he has combined Romney’s money with Clinton’s organizational skills and Ron Paul’s grass-roots enthusiasm. No other campaign has brought so many dimensions into play.

    And he won Missouri.

  21. SB,

    I hate to be a nag, but, um, when are you gonna give us your thoughts in depth? I, um, still would like to know about your South Carolina feelings.

  22. KB

    The only reason why Obama was winning was Oprah backed him up. He was nothing before OPRAH came in the picture. His ratings were low before. I bet you the majority of his campaign funds came from Oprah! Had it not for her, he would be nothing!

  23. Rick

    “What was the Black percentage for Obama in the state of NY?” — rikyrah

    I understand it was about 60%, but I’m not sure if that’s the final tally. It was a bit lower than I expected.

    I have to give it to the Marist Poll for doing a good job in predicting how the NY primary would turn out. I thought it would have been a lot closer and that’s because I thought blacks would go with Obama by 80%, and that was incorrect. I’ve run into a large number of black women in NYC — young and old — who support Hillary. Hillary has the home field advantage, I suppose.

  24. Lucia

    KB;

    I thought there’s a limit to the amount of campaign money an individual is allowed to give? It would, therefore, be illegal for OPRAH to be financially running Obama’s campaign, right?

    Your comment indicates the levet some people are willing go in order to marginalze and dehumanize another human being called “Obama”. Nice try, buddy.

  25. Do you read Sullivan frequently?

    Pretty much everyday. I believe you have to read some of the opposition everyday, and Sullivan is one of the ones that doesn’t make me roll my eyes everytime I read him.

    There are some things that I completely disagree with him about, but his honesty and repulsion about torture, and reading his growing support of Obama are pretty good.

    Plus, he’s a good collector of conservative thoughts, so instead of me having to search around him, I can read Sullivan and get links to conservative thoughts that interest me.

  26. The Hispanics don’t like Blacks meme has been proven by several studies. I’m not a ‘Kumbaya’, ‘Black/Brown Alliance’ believer.

    But, I do believe you have to break it down by region. The Hispanics in California are completely different from the Puerto Ricans in NY, who are completely different from the Cubans in Florida.

    While Obama didn’t do well with the Hispanics in CA, he got 40% in Colorado and New Mexico, and a majority here in Illinois.

  27. Rick

    re: the latino vote in the national election

    if obama gets the nod, it would be very interesting to see how hispanics would vote in november. don’t forget, the republicans have been quite successful courting latino voters ala Bush presidential campaigns — which some observers have attributed to latinos being awarded high profile positions within the Bush cabinet (i.e., a certain former attorny general).

    My gut tells me that the latin vote would go to Hillary in a presidential election if she were the nominee…but go to McCain if Obama was the democratic nominee. I hope that’s very wrong, but that’s what my instincts tell me.

  28. Be aware, people. The Latino vs. Black rivalry is a meme that the Republicans and their very LOUD media allies will be pushing right on through November, as well as white vs. black, women vs. men, etc etc etc. It’s their best chance for keeping the failed policies of the last 25 years and especially the last 8 years, going for another four years. If people have not woken up to the divide and conquer strategy by now, they deserve another four years of this slow bleed into oblivion.

  29. sauer kraut

    Yeah, what Ernesto said. Plus, too many democrats spend far too much time worshipping at the alter of Hillary. They need to get off their knees and see the future for what it can be instead of believing it will be what the Borg Queen tells them it will be.

  30. Anon 1

    As Congresswoman Maxine Waters said: People in my district have a lot of hope. They go to bed hungry, they have trouble heating their homes but they have a lot of hope that things will get better. They don’t need more hope, they need help.

    Obama win in republcian states are just a fantasy. Those republican swill vote for McCain. Many republcians are boasting how they are voting in caucaus states just so to make Hillary Lose. We will see how much a win in Utah and Idaho will help him in November. I just hope all SUper Ds vote the way of their consituencies come Convention time. And I wonder how he expects to win by not recognizing Florida.

  31. Andrea

    Rikyrah,

    I want to THANK YOU for posting that.

    You know…it was Angie (here, on one of SB’s summer posts) that opened my eyes to Obama’s complicated relationship to the CBC. I thought, “Huh!” I knew it was too coincidental in what she noted was too familiar in funky relations I had with them. I knew that from what she eluded and what I knew, I had to look at this campaign from another dimension.

    Then, in November when the December issue of Atlantic Monthly came to the office, I read Andrew Sullivan’s article and I was won over completely. I read another article too and I actually forwarded them to SB but I never heard anything about them in reply and nor did he post in commenting on the perspective of Sullivan which sounded like he was cracking code.

    Rikyrah, I was shocked that I agreed with him because, you know, he is so conservative but…I really respected when he said the Republicans needed him too as if Obama would be an anecdote for his party’s repair too. Did you catch that when he stated Obama would amend the relations with the Mid-East, etc.? And he knew about the CBC cultish behavior? Did you check that?

    A few years ago Andrew Sullivan wrote a scathing article about someone I knew (a fellow journalist) so I have always been prejudiced from reading his viewpoints. It wasn’t until November that I realized I had been too partial and fearful to give him a try.

    I really have to start to pay more attention to this guy and police my prejudice just because I didn’t like one article written.

  32. Anon 1

    Barack Obama wants to change the rules of the Super Ds mid way in the race but doesn’t want the rules to change for Florida and Michigan. This will be a stolen election if both candidates do not get credit for the Michigan and FLorida primaries. Democrats need to think about who will win in November. You cannot beat MacCain by losing California or Massachusettes.

  33. Quanli

    California and Mass. are both solid blue states, they will go for the nominated Dem straight up. Just because they favored Clinton does not mean they want her and her only. She was just the one with more Hispanic ties/connected to the elite of the north. However, is that Clinton will not carry those much needed red states. For as many conservatives that are on the fence about McCain, they’ll elect him just to keep Hillary out–especially if Huckabee is offered the VP spot. Very naive to suggest winning the GIVEN blue states is more important than crossover gains.

  34. Cliff

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/02/07/vick.dogs.rehab/index.html

    “Thanks for sharing. Sometimes it is hard to pull away from the devil…”

    Thanks, Marla K. Sometimes it’s also hard to pull away from being considered 1/4000th of a dog.

    I guess Michael Vick and Marion Jones know what their comparison to dogs is in the society is now.

    A dog is worth 4000 black people, and we are fighting to get to 2/4000th of of a dog. We would be semi-happy if we just made it to 3/4000th of a dog.🙂

    Thank you, Judge Henry E. Hudson, for letting us know what our worth in society is.

    I say “YOU NEED TO LET US KNOW HOW YOU’RE REALLY THINKING. WE ALREADY KNOW, BUT JUST NEED VERIFICATION.”

    He was born in Washington, DC in 1947, but he was born for a greater purpose, to show in American society, a dog is no comparison to a Negra’.

    What “WEES NEEDS TA DU” is say to him

    “I love you, envy you, enjoy your smell and celebrate you in the name of White Jesus.”

    Look at that…

    http://www.foxnews.com/video2/player06.html?013108/013108_greta_hudson2&Quest%20for%20Justice&On_the_Record&Part%202:%20Watch%20Greta's%20uncut%20interview%20with%20federal%20Judge%20Henry%20Hudson&Law%20Center&-1&&&&&exp

    That’s a handsome young man aint it.
    Satan has spoken…

    Thank You we needed you. Good job on the case Sir, excellent decision.

    OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT

    TIP THOSE SCALES. Raise the level of the black man to at least be equalateral to the level of a dog.

  35. Cliff

    “Be aware, people. The Latino vs. Black rivalry is a meme that the Republicans and their very LOUD media allies will be pushing right on through November, as well as white vs. black, women vs. men, etc etc etc.”

    Ernesto, You are a scientist.🙂

  36. if obama gets the nod, it would be very interesting to see how hispanics would vote in november. don’t forget, the republicans have been quite successful courting latino voters ala Bush presidential campaigns — which some observers have attributed to latinos being awarded high profile positions within the Bush cabinet (i.e., a certain former attorny general).

    My gut tells me that the latin vote would go to Hillary in a presidential election if she were the nominee…but go to McCain if Obama was the democratic nominee. I hope that’s very wrong, but that’s what my instincts tell me.

    If McCain were left to his own devices, I truly believe that he could get the same share that Bush got. But, he will NOT be left to his own devices. In order for him to get out the GOP base, he’ll need to veer to the right on immigration – and that upset Hispanics.

    If they vote for McCain and the Rethugs, who are openly hostile as hell over the Black man who is NOT hostile towards them…well, you’ll just have to throw up your hands in disgust at such Uncle Ruckus behavior. If their racism is that profound, then there’s nothing else to say.

  37. Not that I needed a reason to love Michelle Obama, but damn, I do love that woman. If you see her speeches on C-Span, you’ll notice that she brings in new Memos all the time. The latest one can be summed up by the phrase

    ” Moving the bar.”

    They told us that raising money was important.

    When Barack did that, then it wasn’t important anymore.

    They told us it was impossible for us to win Iowa.

    When we did that, then somehow it wasn’t that important.

    The attempts to diminish the accomplishment in South Carolina.

    People, can I get an AMEN for Michelle. We know who she’s talking to; because we’ve all been in that position.

    I told you long ago that he’s playing by 2 sets of rules, and the one set of rules NOBODY will even acknowledge exists.

    Barack Obama won 14 (if you read about the shenanigans in New Mexico, you know he won that too) out of 22 contests on Super Tuesday.

    14 out of 22.

    Yet, they claim it was a ‘tie’ because she won ONE state – California – a state that ALWAYS goes Democratic. ( I won’t even go into their continued insistence upon bringing up that she won NY – it’s her friggin’ HOME STATE – as if that’s a big accomplishment)

    I want people to be alert and aware, because they keep on trying to marginalize Obama – Clinton and her MSM supporters.

    The Memo from South Carolina was that he couldn’t get WHITE votes, even though he had won 90%+ White Iowa and come within 2 points in 90%+ White New Hampshire, and had WON RURAL Nevada (that’s how he got more delegates from Nevada than her)

    Winning 43% of the White vote in the DEEP SOUTH, winning the majority of Whites in California, and New Mexico, plus winning the damn near all-White states of Idaho, Alaska, North Dakota and Utah, put that to rest.

    That he is BEATING Hillary Clinton Among White MEN should be a HUGE reporting point from the MSM, and quite frankly, the only commentator who believes this is a serious accomplishment by Obama is David Gergen at CNN, because he’s brought it up several times.

    NOW, the memo is that Obama can’t win Hispanics. They keep on cleaving to Hispanics in California and NJ. Well, NJ was HIllary’s back yard, and in CA, he got 10% more than what he got in Nevada. What they fail to report is that he got 40% of Hispanics in Colorado and New Mexico, and 37% in Arizona.

    He outraised her. He’s outmaneuvered her. He’s outorganized her.

    There isn’t one frigging poltical professional that would have bet 1 dollar on Obama being EVEN with Hillary Clinton after Super Tuesday.

    And STILL they won’t give him his respect.

  38. Rick

    “If McCain were left to his own devices, I truly believe that he could get the same share that Bush got. But, he will NOT be left to his own devices. In order for him to get out the GOP base, he’ll need to veer to the right on immigration – and that upset Hispanics.” – rikyrah

    thanks for breaking it down, Rikyrah

    re: moving the bar (or what some in corporate refer to as “hiding the ball”)

    I co-sign 100%. You nailed it.

  39. Quanli

    Yes, rikyrah Michelle is on point! The spin is amazing and we can only hope the delegates at the convention are not so easily manipulated and understand they are handing the presidency to the republicans if they pacify Hillary’s ambitions.

    I cannot respect this woman who would be president based on her HUSBAND’S experience, and crying on camera.

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