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Democratic voters like their super-candidates, Hillary and Obama, equally well. John McCain is hated by many conservatives, but he still emerged last night as the GOP's sole frontrunner, although Preacher Mike Huckabee will have something to say about the ticket.
No surprises, not really.
Here's the states won by each candidate yesterday....
CLINTON: AR, AZ, CA, MA, NJ, NY, OK, TN
OBAMA: AL, AK, CO, CT, DE, GA, KS, ID, IL, MN, MO, ND, UT
HUCKABEE: AR, AL, GA, WV
MCCAIN: AZ, CA, CT, DE, IL, NJ, NY, MO, OK
ROMNEY: ND, MA, MN, MT, UT
Booman has this....
Chuck Todd on MSNBC has done the national delegate estimate (using the most optimistic Clinton campaign projections for California) and got: Obama 841 Clinton 837. It will probably be a slightly larger lead for Obama, but not more than 15-20 additional delegates.......Obama had two big upsets in Connecticut and Missouri, while Clinton had none.
2025 delegates are needed to win the Democratic nomination.....we still have a long way to go.
It looks like John McCain won't have a specific candidate to run against quite yet. The time could be spent by McCain in breaking down the distaste the conservative wing of the conservative party has for him. Heavy sugar coating is recommended.
Louisiana and Nebraska vote this Saturday, Maryland, Virginia and D.C. vote next Tuesday.
Pennsylvania doesn't vote until April 22. Two big states vote on March 4th...Texas and ......Ohio.
I'll have voting turnout number comparisons as soon as I can round them up. As you might recall....Democratic primary turnout has been exponentially higher while Republican turnout has been average. I expect the same from yesterday's numbers.
Quite the democratic process this year.
One final thought. Republicans should be praying that an Obama-Hillary ticket doesn't emerge from these two wildly popular Democratic candidates. The national spanking could be.....quite humiliating.
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