Congratulations Hillary supporters
by Drummond, Tue Feb 05, 2008 at 08:43:29 PM EST
I know we've had some very intense arguments over the week. I even said a couple of mean things, for which I apologize. Your candidate won the day, for the most part. She fought hard and earned it.
I wish he'd had a South Carolina "wave" tonight. I was particularly disappointed Obama's performance in California, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. She outperformed the "expectations" established over the last week. She looks strong.
I'm encouraged however. Obama took Connecticut and Delaware, which was unthinkable a few weeks ago. He pretty much swept the white voter dominant midwestern states. The California margin looks bad, but I'm seeing some trends in his favor as the day's votes are being counted to dilute the extensive early voting - particularly in the white-heavy rural areas (and no returns are yet in for Alameda County). And he won 13 states if you include Missouri, 10 more than he was projected to win as of a couple of weeks ago. And it looks like he broke even in delegates.
But she stopped his momentum. He'll just have to start it rolling again tomorrow. With Super Tuesday out of the way he can go back to the type of campaigning he does best, where he visits three towns a day filling gymnasiums and town halls. As one pundit, whose name I just can't remember, said, "you only get it when you're in the room with him." On Saturday he'll take Nebraska and Louisiana and I think he'll stump very well in Washington State. Then begins the campaign of Chesapeake Bay, with the perfect demographics for him. February should be a good month, and hopefully he can close the deal on March 4.
In the meantime, I'm making a pledge to change my tone here and elsewhere. McCain's looking real strong and if Clinton does win it, I will support her, no matter how many MYDD posts piss me off.