Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Another blowout

Sorry Hillary. No matter how you try to spin it losing an election by 17% , the 9th in a row, shows that the people just don't want you to be President. The results from Wisconsin with 97% of precincts reporting:





Obama 635,693 58% 40 delegates

Clinton 444,605 41% 28 delegates

When you look at the exit polls he won almost every demographic and even split the women's vote 50-50. Some talking head said tonight that Clinton will have to win 65% of the remaining delegates up for grabs to get the nomination. Even if she wins both Texas and Ohio, which is doubtful, it would have to be by a large margin to catch up in the delegate race. And don't forget about Rhode Island and Vermont.

Many sports analogies are used in politics. Is this the playoffs before the regular season or the run up to the Super Bowl? If it's the playoffs before the World Series the Clinton team is being swept.

The enthusiasm gap. Just under 1.1 million people voted in the Democratic primary in Wisconsin and just over 400,000 cast a ballot in the Republican primary. This is a pattern that has been repeated throughout the primary season that better number crunchers that me have pointed out.

On the other side John McCain won all the delegates in Wisconsin with a 55%-37% win over Mike Huckabee.


12 comments:

professor milburn cleaver, opa said...

I've met very few here in PA that are supporting Barack--just an observation, but they are going for Hillary. The mud is already starting to fly too, as the pledge of allegiance, refusal to use a bible myths are taking hold. Michelle Obama's remark that she is for the first time proud to be an AMerican isn't going to help in a general election either. If Obama is nominated look for a M'Cain victory with a Dem Congress and an almost certain Hillary re-try in '12.

Joe Leonardi said...

Hi Gort,

If not for the tearing up in New Hampshire I think the Dem primary would be over right now.

Back in January I wrote about Hilary not winning.
http://joeleonardi.wordpress.com/2008/01/07/hilary-clinton-and-the-likability-factor/

Joe

Anonymous said...

Ring, ring! Hey Joe, it's the Ivory tower calling, they won't you to stick your head back in the window and shut the hell up!

professor milburn cleaver, opa said...

RE; ANON--IF YOU CANNOT CONDUCT YOURSELF LIKE A GENTLEMAN, THEN STAY OUT OF THIS BLOG!!

Anonymous said...

Hey professor, no one asked you to run the show - thanks, but this blog is Gort's and Gort's alone.

First of all, few Democrats are going to give Hillary the vote in PA, with the exception of the racists, the corrupt, the old-school party faithful (racist AND corrupt) and the uninformed.

Of course, my opinion is as accurate as yours, professor, which is to say just that - all that was offered was an opinion, backed with no facts. (that doesn't mean that the old-school party faithful aren't racist and corrupt, because they are), so I don't know where you came from or why you bother.

If you are going to try to play the game, bring a ball, 'cause right now, professor, as I see it, you ain't much of a player.

Thanks for wasting our time.

"I met very few here in PA who are supporting Barack." - professor dimwit

Hey professor, if the only people you meet are at the mall restroom during one of your foot-tapping parties, you probably aren't going to meet a lot of people supporting Senator Obama, because the folks you are hanging out with are probably the type who are supporting deviant behavior and fascism.

professor milburn cleaver, opa said...

RE: ANON: YOU SEEM LIKE A VERY DISTURBED AND ANGRY YOUNG MAN. PERHAPS YOU WEREN'T TOILET TRAINED PROPERLY AS A CHILD. OH WELL, OFF TO A LECTURE. TALK TO YOU SOON.

Anonymous said...

professor cleaver, are you related to the beaver and wally?

Michelle D said...

John McCain is part vampire. Hilary has aged beyond her years.

Anonymous said...

Gort,

Democrats always show up for the primaries but never for the general.

Gort said...

Well Anon, plenty of Democrats showed up for the general election in 2006. And if the way Rush, Coulter and rest are moaning and groaning is any indication it might be the Republicans sitting this one out.

And to my dear commenters, I suggest you save your name calling for the politicians and treat each other with respect.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the picture of McCain & Bush just touch your heart?

Anonymous said...

well professor obviously there are people in PA backing Obama...

"Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, surging among younger voters, has cut Sen. Hillary Clinton's lead among Pennsylvania likely Democratic primary voters to 6 points, 49 - 43 percent, after trailing by 16 points just two weeks ago, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. "

Won't matter hil will be dropping out of the race next week