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Pennsylvania Recap

And so, another long night of politicking draws, sadly, to a close. The "conventional wisdom" seemed to be that a larger than 10 point victory really said something about Clinton, while Obama cutting the margin to somewhere substantially less than 10 meant he was even more better than Clinton than we..




And so, another long night of politicking draws, sadly, to a close. The "conventional wisdom" seemed to be that a larger than 10 point victory really said something about Clinton, while Obama cutting the margin to somewhere substantially less than 10 meant he was even more better than Clinton than we already thought. And what do you know? Right on the money with a nine point spread. So, what are we left with? Obama still leading by almost any imaginable statistic (she seems to have picked up about 14 delegates), Clinton feeling like she has enough momentum to not feel at all obliged to call it quits. So basically, exactly where we were yesterday. Great.

Where do we go from here? Obama is still going to be haunted by his "bitter" comment. People aren't religious because they're bitter, and its especially noxious to hear that coming from a man who claims to be religious himself but who suddenly became that way when he started community organizing in a religious Chicago neighborhood. Whatever the polls say about its effect on the race, it speaks to whatever issues he has winning the vote of working class white men. You might recall this problem when it was called Reagan Democrats. It shouldn't be taken lightly.

On the other hand, that is a potentially fixable problem, and Obama is clearly adept at making strides at convincing voters to support him. Clinton's performance in the last few weeks has been pretty deplorable, to the point that the New York Times basically unendorsed her. If she was anyone else in the whole world, except for maybe Al Gore, she would have been forced to drop out by now. She should take a long look in the mirror and think about whether she really deserves that credit.

See you next week in Indiana and North Carolina. For more of exactly the same shit as this week, and last week.







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