Weighing Hawaii and Wisconsin.
by fetboy, Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 12:58:07 PM EST
To all Obama supporters
For the past few days I have been hearing how Hawaii could possibly go for Clinton for the following reasons: Senator Inouye has endorsed Clinton, therefore the Hawaii Democratic machine favors Clinton. Clinton surrogate Chelsea has hit the state.
Well both factors are negated by the fact that Representative Neil Abercrombie (one of the two representatives Hawaii has, and the one that represents the entire city on Honolulu) endorsed Obama and is much more out spoken about his endorsement than Inouye is about his. And Obama has a bigger surrogate, his half sitter, who has lived and worked in Hawaii her entire life, and has been working for Obama in Hawaii ever since he started his presidential campaign.
In no shape or form does Hawaii look good for Clinton, and the following articles would seem to give force to that opinion.
But I am not saying focus all of your attention onto Wisconsin, just most of it.
Wisconsin is 4 times the prize that Hawaii is, so at best I can see Obama walking away from Hawaii with 15 delegates, but in Wisconsin he could obtain as many as 55 or 60 delegates depending on how strongly he wins in Wisconsin. Seeing how Texas will either be a delegate tie for Obama, or possibly even a popular victory for him, Wisconsin is the state that could put him over the top in the long run.
But all means work Hawaii, but lets make Wisconsin the final nail in Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign grave.
Hillary Clinton will do a great job for us in the Senate for the next 20 to 30 years (or longer), will keep President Obama on the straight and narrow in regards to Universal Health Care, and I have no doubt that within the next 20 years we will have a woman president (my hopes are on McCaskill in 2016). Hillary Clinton doesn't have to be the first woman president, and we would be better served by a woman president that is not nearly as polarizing and divisive as Hillary Clinton is.