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Obama & McCain Win Virginia, Maryland

This about says it all, I guess, from The New York Times:

In Virginia, Mr. Huckabee did best with voters who consider themselves very conservative and listen to conservative talk radio. He was supported by those who lived in the western part of the state, who did not go to college and whose household incomes were under $50,000. Mr. McCain was preferred by more affluent and better-educated voters. People who consider themselves moderates, Catholics and those who live in Northern Virginia were more likely to back him.

On the Democratic side in Virginia, Mr. Obama's strength crossed a range of demographic groups, as he gleaned majority support from voters regardless of age, income and education. He was backed by independents and Democrats, liberals, moderates and conservatives.

Previous Comments

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98388
Comment

CNN called Maryland for Obama. And says he now has more delegates than Clinton.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2008-02-12T20:42:38-06:00
ID
98389
Comment

Let's hope he stays competitive in TX and Ohio. Those are going to be key.

Author
pikersam
Date
2008-02-12T20:45:03-06:00
ID
98390
Comment

Right, and it would so suck for a handful of big states to pick the nominee. Everything about our system is whacked.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2008-02-12T20:50:13-06:00
ID
98391
Comment

NBC called DC for Obama as well. What an incredible sweep for the Biggety O! I thought Washington, Nebraska and Maine would be toss-ups, but would definitely win Louisiana and the three today. And don't forget the U.S. Virgin Islands, too. I'm liking his chances more today of winning in Wisconsin (a neighboring state) and possibly Hawai'i next Tuesday. Winning Texas will be a little tough for Obama, though. There is a large Hispanic population there and Clinton has basically built a wall around them. Ohio may be more competitive. But then again, Clinton was seen as a prohibitive favorite even as late as this past fall, but look where she is now.

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golden eagle
Date
2008-02-12T21:02:08-06:00
ID
98392
Comment

And MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell reported that Obama won in nearly all demographics according to exit polls in Maryland. In updated overall numbers, Obama is winning DC 75-24% with 89% reporting, Virginia 64-35% percent and 99% reporting and Maryland 60-36% with 14% reporting

Author
golden eagle
Date
2008-02-12T21:46:08-06:00
ID
98393
Comment

My guess is that people on the fence are voting for Obama, because they think he has a better chance of beating McCain. McCain has little support in certain republican groups. But many people in those groups might vote for McCain just to keep Clinton out of office. Whereas, if it's McCain vs Obama, they might just stay home. In other words, there's a set of voters who hate first Clinton, then McCain, then Obama. By nominating Obama, they may not be motivated enough to vote in November. That's my theory, anyway.

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kate
Date
2008-02-13T09:03:44-06:00
ID
98394
Comment

What a night for Obama. We watched his speech on C-SPAN later. What a speech. (Does he always refer to "my cousin Cheney," or was he just feeling saucy?)

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2008-02-13T09:19:28-06:00
ID
98395
Comment

(Does he always refer to "my cousin Cheney," or was he just feeling saucy?) Wasn't there something about Obama and Cheney being distantly related?

Author
golden eagle
Date
2008-02-13T11:06:36-06:00
ID
98396
Comment

Kate, I have similar thoughts. I believe that many white males, allbeit whatever party affiliation, have a huge problem with a female as president and they hate Bill Clinton. But on the other hand, I think Hillary can focus on the big states now, because Obama has now got to start running as the front runner and deal with a strong GOP attack. You they've got the bullet points ready. Anyway, at the end of the day, who knows.

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lanier77
Date
2008-02-13T12:04:17-06:00
ID
98397
Comment

Wasn't there something about Obama and Cheney being distantly related? Yes. They're eighth cousins.

Author
Ex
Date
2008-02-13T12:23:56-06:00
ID
98398
Comment

I wonder how bad it will hurt Obama given that Houston Patton's wife is his point person for Mississippi? Patton has now been disgraced and will probably go to jail in a MASSIVE judicial scandal. The rumble around the courthouse is that Patton is doomed and he knows it. TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 241 If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same;... They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

Author
Oh_Happy_Day
Date
2008-02-13T13:07:40-06:00
ID
98399
Comment

This is going to come down to the superdelegates. I expect that if the race remains tied after the March primaries a deal will be made so as to avoid a broken convention.

Author
Willezurmacht
Date
2008-02-13T13:43:04-06:00
ID
98400
Comment

Obama would really mess some people's heads up if he tapped Colin Powell for V.P. I bet Republicans would turn on Powell so quickly.

Author
Goldenae
Date
2008-02-13T14:08:55-06:00
ID
98401
Comment

Goldenae, if you thought the white lady was appalling in Forsyth, Georgia who said, "we done give the n______ Atlanta, now they want Forsyth too," can you imagine what she and many like her would say with two black persons running for president and vice-president? I imagine something along the lines of this would be said, "Now, the n______ are trying to take the whole country too." While I don't doubt Barack and Colin would make a good team, we can't risk it all by calling back into operation the chaous, hysteria and possible violence of post reconstruction times. I'm too old to go back in the fields. My hands are too smooth and soft for that right now.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2008-02-13T14:33:58-06:00
ID
98402
Comment

OHD, I never heard about the Houston Patton thing and I can't see why any voters would see this as a reflection on Obama. lanier, I'm fascinated by how the white male thing is being spun. When Clinton carried more white males in South Carolina, Bill Clinton effectively wrote off Obama's support as black-only--the implication being that Hillary Clinton is the white voters' choice. (Hence why only 7% of white folks over 60 in South Carolina supported Obama.) Now that Obama is starting to carry white males in the South, those votes are being portrayed as an example of misogyny. And when Obama carries black women and white women under 30 (as he has generally done), then that's seen as an example of why white second-wave feminists should continue to keep young women and women of color out of the movement's power structure. All of this is so very tedious.

Author
Tom Head
Date
2008-02-13T14:37:02-06:00
ID
98403
Comment

Of course Obama won't pick Colin Powell. Powell had his chance to take the top ticket in 1996 and didn't take it, so it's clear he doesn't even want to run for president, and his ties to the Iraq War would make him a non-viable candidate for the base as well. There are some great black running mates that Obama could choose, but I'm confident Powell is not on the list.

Author
Tom Head
Date
2008-02-13T14:38:29-06:00
ID
98404
Comment

I agree with Tom. The war thing would kill Colin's chance.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2008-02-13T14:43:22-06:00
ID
98405
Comment

Tom, a link for your reference. And I was wondering how his association with soon to be jailed judges that are corrupt would affect his votes in Mississippi. BTW, the story has already appeared on Allan Key's website. http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/comments.php?id=16153_0_67_0_C

Author
Oh_Happy_Day
Date
2008-02-13T14:48:57-06:00
ID
98406
Comment

OHD, I think every Democrat in the country can be indirectly tied to the soon-to-be-indicted folks because the soon-to-be-indicted folks were very active in national politics. Dickie Scruggs, for example, was all set to host a Hillary Clinton fundraiser until the indictment came down, at which point she cancelled it. Who the heck is Allan Key?

Author
Tom Head
Date
2008-02-13T14:51:27-06:00
ID
98407
Comment

1996 was almost really interesting. I remember the buzz surrounding Powell--if he had captured the Republican nomination and gone on to beat Clinton (and the polls strongly suggested that both would be likely, if not inevitable, consequences of his decision to run), it could have done some very interesting things in terms of politics and race. It also would have realigned the Republican Party to the center, since Powell is (if I'm not mistaken) pro-choice, among other things.

Author
Tom Head
Date
2008-02-13T14:55:42-06:00
ID
98408
Comment

Wasn't Che a socialist/communist? Can you say I'm right now about Obama? Obama's office flying a Che flag

Author
LawClerk
Date
2008-02-13T18:07:08-06:00
ID
98409
Comment

I was impressed by Obama's speech he gave Tuesday night, that guy can lead, regardless of what some of his detractors say. Some conservative commentators were comparing him to Reagan in that regard :) I was a bit unphased by this whole presidential race but Obama has brought some excitement to it for this old white guy.

Author
GLewis
Date
2008-02-13T20:33:22-06:00
ID
98410
Comment

*cricket... cricket...*

Author
LawClerk
Date
2008-02-14T08:22:23-06:00
ID
98411
Comment

I remember telling my white classmates and white teachers in high school that I would grow up and become president and paint the white house black, just to piss them off and to let them know I dream big dreams. Of course, the laughed, along with my black classmates. But maybe now my grandson can say it and no one will laugh anymore. If you can't find something substantive to say against Obama why not use the Cuban's flag, or that he once used drugs, he's new to the game of politic, he's half black or whole black because you can't be half, tall and skinny, has long feets, doesn't ryhme like Jessie, Al or Rhymefest, he's not 100% white, he dances non-black-like, he doesn't speak jive or uses bad grammar like the author. Anything is better than nothing. If he makes the nomination he going to drive some white folks nuts or should I say nuttier.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2008-02-14T09:27:21-06:00
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98412
Comment

" If you can't find something substantive to say against Obama why not use the Cuban's flag" I think Ray, that that is extremely substantive. If his supporters, and dare I say Obama himself, glorify che, a communist (Hope I'm not showing my ignorance by say communist???), what does that say about him? You and others on this site vilified Ron Paul for having certain supporters. And now it appears that the shoe is on the other foot. I would rather have McCain liberalness, than Obama's che worship.

Author
LawClerk
Date
2008-02-14T10:14:21-06:00
ID
98413
Comment

I haven't said jack about Ron Paul, the epitome of a republican. He, he. I refused to comment on him. He's not worth the ink or time. Was that Houston office furnished by Obama? Does Obama even know what's in that office? I'll bet my last dollar that Che and Fidel Castro are much more than fanatics like you think they are. Does the Mississippi flag means that everyone who displays it is racist or old timie kluker. LawClerk shallowness and overreaction are the reasons the beautiful girl took about the only chance the ugly boy had a getting a beautiful woman.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2008-02-14T10:21:40-06:00
ID
98414
Comment

"LawClerk shallowness and overreaction are the reasons the beautiful girl took about the only chance the ugly boy had a getting a beautiful woman." What? "I'll bet my last dollar that Che and Fidel Castro are much more than fanatics like you think they are." I'm having trouble understanding what you're trying to say. You are saying that they are more fanatical? Or that they are not fanatical???

Author
LawClerk
Date
2008-02-14T10:47:38-06:00
ID
98415
Comment

I'm saying I don't let Fox or republicans tell me who Che or Fidel is. I prefer to look at the whole life or the whole person, without the spin or emotion of the one-sided messenger. Everyone who disagrees with us or our system isn't bad. Our leaders or system is often objectively bad and should be rejected by intelligent people, no matter where they live.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2008-02-14T11:15:20-06:00
ID
98416
Comment

"Everyone who disagrees with us or our system isn't bad." I completely agree. However, a person that has carried out the execution of appx. 500 "dissidents" would be classified as bad in your system, eh?

Author
LawClerk
Date
2008-02-14T11:28:00-06:00
ID
98417
Comment

How many needless executions/murders have occurred in Iraq and....?

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2008-02-14T11:33:56-06:00
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98418
Comment

Obama is a member of a Baptist church in Chicago and has been for the past 20 years. His pastor is Rev. Rider and my friend talks about his participation in the church with his wife and two young daughters. McCain's problem isn't his "liberal" views: His problem is his trying to validate and ligitimize the Bush Administration. The greatest problem is his love and support of the war in Iraq. He has said publicly that America would be in Iraq for 100 (ONE HUNDRED YEARS). Baraq is not running a campaign on race and it would best serve America if we would joing him in this campaign of inclusion. Most Americans are catching financial hell. It is sad to think that the once greatest country in the world is having to send out welfare checks to its citizens. If this war should continue, we will all have to get ready for a draft and continue borrowing from China to finance it.

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justjess
Date
2008-02-14T12:14:45-06:00
ID
98419
Comment

LawCLerk-If you think a Che flag hanging in a state office running Obama's campaign is "scary", you should really watch "No End In Sight". In fact, watch it two times. I echo Ray's statements that the exectution/murders of over 600,000 Iraqis is much scarier than a flag hanging in an office I'm pretty sure Obama hasn't visited recently.

Author
Lori G
Date
2008-02-14T12:36:43-06:00
ID
98420
Comment

LC, I'm not fond of the whole Che Guevara thing, but I'd be disappointed if there were no members of Obama's volunteer base who weren't. He's an important figure, and not just because he supported communism. As for Obama himself, it looks to me like you're trying to give yourself an excuse to vote for McCain. You don't need one; if you want to vote Republican, vote Republican. But don't pretend that one state volunteer hoisting a Che Guevara flag says anything, pro or con, about the core political beliefs of a second-generation immigrant who taught constitutional law for over a decade. I mean, get real.

Author
Tom Head
Date
2008-02-14T13:24:30-06:00
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98421
Comment

Lawclerk...your logic seems infantile...to say obama worships che guevara because he has a supporter who has a che flag would be like saying he worships ronald reagan because he has some republican supporters who have pictures of ronald reagan on the wall...i have a picture of bill clinton on my wall and i support obama...is obama a bill clinton worshiper? that seems like kindergarten logic!

Author
FreeClif
Date
2008-02-14T15:24:54-06:00
ID
98422
Comment

Justjess said: "Baraq is not running a campaign on race and it would best serve America if we would joing him in this campaign of inclusion." Interesting way of spelling his first name.....

Author
LawClerk
Date
2008-02-15T17:19:13-06:00

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