I just wanted to get in this short emergency piece on the great Super-Tuesday post-election analysis, because “spin” is exactly that: “spin”. LOL. All through the night, many of you must have heard the spinmeisters weaving their deceptive tales about who won Super Tuesday, but what is the objective reality? Where is the truth? And when do you separate truth from spin?
In yesterday’s contests Barack Obama won thirteen states; Hillary Clinton won eight. The only state still outstanding at this point is New Mexico, and Obama is slightly ahead in the count, plus he won the exit polls. That will give him fourteen when they finish counting this morning, once the trends hold up. As of today Barack Obama has won more primaries or caucuses than HRC, up to this point in the contest. It is worst if you subtract Florida and Michigan from her win column. Remember these two states were places that the candidates agreed not to contest- but Hillary violated the agreement. She went as far as having her name placed on the Michigan ballot (while he didn’t); how crass and unethical. Now her people are threatening to go to court, in order to seat these delegates, which the Democratic National Committee (DNC) - in agreement with all the candidates- agreed not to count.
Some new polls have come out showing Hillary Clinton absolutely killing Barack Obama, among *black* voters. We seem to have a case here where a black candidate, Obama, is more popular among white voters than he is among black voters. And a white candidate, Hillary Clinton, who is evidently more popular among black voters than white voters.
Which brings up the question-- is Barack Obama's popularity among white voters actually hurting him among black voters? Do african american voters see Obama's white popularity as an indication that he's more white than he is black? When you hear black columnists calling Obama an "honorary white man", you get that impression.
via The Politico
In the spirit of openness and of drowning you all in information, we at the Politico are pleased to make available the full contents of Rudy Giuliani's 140-page campaign plan, which the campaign lost possession of under murky circumstances at the beginning of November, and whose contents I reported on in the New York Daily News earlier this month.
Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama
Is anyone as sick as I am about hearing/reading/discussing Barack Obama almost non-stop for the last 3 days? Hey New York newspaper reporters, get a grip on yourselves. This guy isn't John, Paul, George and Ringo and you shouldn't be acting like screaming teeny-boppers watching them get off the plane. With all the coverage this guy's received over the last week, you'd think he'd discovered the cure for cancer, or can at least walk on water and deliver short, catchy parables.
Can someone please explain to me what Barack Obama has done to merit even being considered a Presidential candidate, other than apparently believe his own hype? Granted, he gave a really good speech at the '04 Democratic convention, but if that, and being an African American that white people don't find threatening, is sufficient to become a candidate, then there is definitely something wrong with this system.
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