Obama Takes Virginia

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  1. The Lovable Curmudgeon
    February 12, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Maryland extended poll closing by 90 minutes due to traffic and weather.
    At this point Obama (at 61%) has more votes from Virginia than McCain and Huckabee COMBINED.

  2. Get on The Bus
    February 12, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Dan, Chris, Heather, and the rest of you all better get on the bus before it leaves the station.

  3. February 12, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Obama and his supporters will no doubt warmly and sincerely welcome late arrivals of all descriptions – Democrats who supported other candidates, DTS, Republicans, and members of smaller parties. Well, so long as they don’t wait past election day, they are welcome – and encouraged. đŸ™‚

  4. Get on The Bus
    February 12, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    I agree with Bill we welcome all comers, but GET ON THE BUS!

  5. February 12, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    I have actually đŸ™‚

  6. Northcountystorm
    February 12, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Thanks Bill but other than some summer soldiers who may have flipped(and you’re welcome to them)most Clinton supporters I’ve talked to have not yet begun to fight . After doing very well in California Clinton supporters view comments like that from getting on the bus as bulletin board material to pump up the troops. Your invitation is gracious enough that it will simply be regarded as premature celebration.

    Let’s see how things are looking after Texas and Ohio.

  7. February 12, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Clinton appears to have lost the ability to win. Thank God! If she loses the nomination, this country will avoid a real nightmare.

    Go Obama!

  8. Dan Chmielewski
    February 12, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I would not count Hillary out yet; if its a brokered convention, she wins on the strength of Super Delegates.

    But Obama does have momentum. And the one thing I think we can all agre on as Democrats, liberals, moderate enlightened Republicans, and those not residing in the far right wing: If Obama is the nominee, he gets our support. Enthusiastically.

    Take it a step further; should Hillary emerge as the nominee, she gets our support. Enthusiastically.

    I am encouraged by the huge numbers of voters for Obama in Virginia; almost three times what McCain got and isn’t VA supposed to be a RED STATE?

  9. February 12, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Welcome, Heather. And Northcounty, you’ll be welcomed also. We have seats for you both as well as all your friends.

  10. February 12, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    What is this “get on the bus” crap? Look, nearly all Dems will vote for the nominee. Check out Martin Wisckol’s current poll.

    This BS about climbing aboard some so-called “bus” is insulting, disrespectful, and below us as Democrats.

  11. how clinton may lose her superdelegate lead before the convention
    February 13, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    I don’t see much reason to celebrate her daily narrowing and at best 80-100 strong super delegate lead. Half the super delegates have not declared. This is not 1984. They’re waiting to see what happens in the primaries and caucuses. If Clinton can’t win the pledged delegate count, and she is falling further behind each day now, she will lose the super delegates too. They should have backed Hart in ’84. Obama polls better than Clinton. If he wins Wisconsin and Hawaii I think she’s done: Texas and Ohio will get much closer if they don’t go for Obama outright and if those states get too close, she can’t close her gap with him. It’s not about Texas and Ohio now. It’s about Wisconsin and Hawaii.


  12. thesunkenroad
    February 13, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    …spending too much time here today… but Gila, a quick thought: I don’t think you can count on winning the presidency on Democratic votes alone. You need and must have independent voters. Look at that poll again: http://www.ocregister.com/section/oc-political-pulse-1957238/

    They asked “Is it possible that you’ll NOT VOTE for president in November because you don’t like the available major-party choices?” Only about 42% said they would, in such a case, vote major party anyway. The majority were not reliable, as their either said they would vote third party, not vote, or that they were not sure. That’s not a good sign. You will need a candidate that brings the maximum number of independents as well as democrats, especially if McCain gets nominated. Obama would be that candidate. Clinton will have significantly more trouble, and I think this is why she polls lower in a head-to-head with McCain.

  13. February 13, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    I don’t disagree, sunkenroad. I just think some of the people here are being disrespectful of Senator Clinton and those who support her. It’s not as though she’s an axe murderer or a candidate incapable of drawing more than a handful of fringe supporters.

    I, too, believe Obama would be a stronger matchup against McCain. But that doesn’t give me the right to diss Clinton or my fellow Dems who support her. Let’s leave that to second-graders and Reeps.

  14. Sorry Gila
    February 13, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Perhaps my excitement for Obama was overdoing it. I just hope we can rally around Obama and move on to win. If get on the bus is the wrong way to say then I apologize.

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