Wednesday, February 13, 2008


The Potmac Primaries are over, and Barack Obama is now 8-0 since Super Tuesday. By margins of 64- 35 (VA), 60- 36 (MD) and 75- 24 (DC) he mopped up Hillary Clinton, and picked up at least 65 delegates to her 33. John McCain also won all three contests and probably forced Mike Huckabee out of the race.

But it's not just that Obama won, it's how he won. Up to this point, Clinton's campaign had been about a coalition of women, Hispanics, older and blue- collar ("beer drinking") Democrats. Meanwhile, Obama did well with Blacks, the upper-class ("wine drinking") and students.

However, the NY Post reports that last night Sen. Obama made significant inroads into Clinton's supporters, as Obama...

Bettered Clinton by nearly 60 percent to 40 percent among women.

Bested her 59-40 among those making less than $50,000 a year.

Won 52 percent of voters age 65 and over.

February 19 there are primaries in Hawaii and Wisconsin, and there's a very good chance Obama wins both of those as well. That would make him 10-0 since Super Tuesday, and set up the March 4 primaries in Texas and Ohio (Vermont is also that day) as Hillary Clinton's firewall. Rudy Giuliani tried that in Flordia, and he's now campaigning for John McCain.

If the trends of the Potomac primaries continue, Sen. Obama will win either Ohio or Texas, and this thing will be over.

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