I have been posting this story on other forums for a long time. The implication that Obama's name was not on the ballot in MI by some agreement among all the candidates that Clinton then broke is one of the many bits of BS from his supporters. He made a conscious decision to woo Iowa voters at the expense of MI voters, and now wants to pay no price.
People who think there have been enough debates are under no obligation to watch any more of them. There have been many topics hardly touched in the debates so far - mainly Constitutional issues, but also the environment.
Of course Obama supporters don't want him to debate anymore - he goes down in polls after every one of them. He's just not very good answering questions off the cuff.
As for KO, I also stopped watching weeks ago, mostly because his smug mannerisms are getting annoying. I hate the way he asks his questions. It is all about himself and showing how smart he is. I think he let the positive response to his first few 'special comments' go to his head.
Read the transcript of Obama's interview on politico.com to see how he avoids 3 questions asking him if he defines himself as a liberal. He wouldn't even use the word 'progressive'. He's beyond all labels - and all progressive principles, in my view.
Yes - 68% of his contributions have been for $1000.00 or more, many in the name of children. I was trying to find the link to that information, but lost it. opensecrets.org is a great source for campaign finance information - that 68% number was probably extrapolated from that data.
He admits taking money directly from state lobbyists. Edwards called him out on that in one of the debates.
I'm having my doubts, or maybe I'm just tired of losing. I'd feel better if it did not seem like men (of all races) were turning to Obama in droves. You can't get elected president in this country without white men on your side, that is just a fact.
I do like Obama, so I would not feel so bad about his potential nomination if I did not think McCain will mop up the floor with him in November. I've been wrong a lot, and I hope I am wrong about that.
I'm a real geek for statistical analysis like that. Very interesting, and it does bode well for Clinton in the upcoming weeks. As has been said, Obama will try to get as much momentum out of this week as possible, and the media will help, since they love the horserace stories. The flip side is that they love a 'comeback' story even better, so Clinton will get good coverage in March.
It's been a hard week for Clinton supporters, but if she comes out of today with a decent number of delegates out of Virginia it will help a lot.