Why Super Tuesday was better for Hillary
by bdog, Tue Feb 05, 2008 at 09:20:09 PM EST
For over 4 weeks the entire media environment has had wall-to-wall positive coverage for Obama.
There was the Kennedy magic and their pull in California and Mass. And their strength among latinos.
There was Oprah and Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver.
There was Obama outspending Clinton on ads considerably.
There were the polls. Obama pulling ahead in NJ, Cali, Mass.
Voters had a different idea.
Yes, Obama won more states. But will the nominee be decided based on results of caucuses in Idaho, North Dakota, Kansas, Alaska and Utah? It shouldn't. Dems will NEVER win those states, regardless of the nominee.
Tonight, Hillary showed that she represents the best chance for success in the election. Her candidacy is turning out women and latinos in unheard of numbers. She is the real deal Democrat, winning in California, New York, New Jersey and Mass. But her appeal is more than that. She also wins Oklahoma, Tennesse, Arkansas and Arizona.
According to CNN (forget MSNBC, they don't even try to be fair), she will also emerge with more delegates overall and more delegates won on Super Tuesday. And she won the overall popular vote.