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February 14, 2008
By: Kevin Drum

HILLARY WINS! (one more delegate)....Everybody laughed last week when I forgot about the provisional ballots and declared Hillary Clinton the winner of the New Mexico primary, but it turns out she won after all. So there.

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Well, *hands clasped behind back, drawing a line in the dirt with toe* I didn't laugh at you.

Posted by: CT on February 14, 2008 at 5:42 PM | PERMALINK

One additional delegate for Hillary.

Ooohhhh, watch out, Barack! Hillary's got the wind at her back. *L*

Posted by: filmex on February 14, 2008 at 5:47 PM | PERMALINK

That victory doesn't count cos it was in a caucus state /snark

Posted by: GOD on February 14, 2008 at 5:57 PM | PERMALINK

New Mexico and Nevada put the lie to Hilary's meme that there's something intrinsically wrong about caucuses that she can't win them.

She hasn't won them because she hasn't campaigned in those states. Whose fault is that? Hillary will lose the nomination because Hillary blundered.

Rather have her blunder in the primaries as a potential nominee than with Iraq/Iran/Healthcare as President.

Posted by: C.B. on February 14, 2008 at 6:06 PM | PERMALINK

Any guesses on how long it will take before we see a Mark Penn memo proclaiming that Obama's winning streak has been broken by New Mexico? 1 hour? 2 hours? 5 minutes?

Posted by: David on February 14, 2008 at 6:08 PM | PERMALINK

It's the beginning of the end. So long, Obama.

/sarcasm

Posted by: Boorring on February 14, 2008 at 6:12 PM | PERMALINK

As a resident of Massachusetts, I would like to hereby welcome New Mexico into the community of States That Matter™... however, I am a member of a demographic that *doesn't* matter, so I'm a bit confused as to whether my congratulations count.

Posted by: J.W. Hamner on February 14, 2008 at 6:13 PM | PERMALINK

A net pick up of one delegate. At that rate she will run out of states long before she catches up. She is going to have to win by a lot more than 48% to 47.5% if she hopes to close the gap.

Posted by: corpus juris on February 14, 2008 at 6:38 PM | PERMALINK

Caucuses do matter in States that have a 'New' as part of their name.

Posted by: Penn & Tellher on February 14, 2008 at 7:02 PM | PERMALINK

Congratulations to Sen. Clinton her hard earned victory. But Bill said that the people who vote in caucus states don't need a president... what to make of this?

Posted by: jbryan on February 14, 2008 at 7:28 PM | PERMALINK

Huzzah! Another opportunity for the Obama folks to tease and belittle the Clinton supporters. Hey, just because your candidate talks of ending negative politics, bridging divides, building consensus, and raising hope, doesn't mean you have to. Suck it Hils!

Posted by: Bush Lover on February 14, 2008 at 8:22 PM | PERMALINK

Well, I for one would like to see the reporting on the primary/caucuses reported as to number of delegates won rather than number of people voting for one candidate or another (or give ALL THE INFORMATION) instead of this continuing HORSE RACE REPORTING that makes for "BREAKING NEWS" on the ridiculous pundit programs!

Posted by: Dancer on February 14, 2008 at 8:53 PM | PERMALINK

Hillary finally broke the Obamomentum.

Posted by: Yancey Ward on February 14, 2008 at 9:55 PM | PERMALINK

Hillary Clinton should take her tax-hiking, government-expanding, latte-drinking, sushi-eating, Volvo-driving, New York Times-reading, Hollywood-loving, left-wing freak show back to Arkansas, where it belongs.

Posted by: anonymous on February 15, 2008 at 12:22 AM | PERMALINK

Given the Cult apects of "Obamamania" I wouldn't joke with this stuff Kevin.Recently,the parents of three young Obama supporters checked their children into local State facilities. The reason? All three had attempted suicide after hearing of Obamas loss in New hampshire. One of them, Ronny montelli, was found with an empty bottle of Vikadin under a Barack Obama shrine in his bedroom.

If Hussein doesn't get the nod this summer, might I suggest some sort of hotline, just in case.

Posted by: Dublin on February 15, 2008 at 10:33 AM | PERMALINK

Dublin,

Shut up! I look forward to the deluge of used Volvos and the shorter lines at Starbucks.

Posted by: Yancey Ward on February 15, 2008 at 11:03 AM | PERMALINK

Dublin,

No lie? We better start locking up Obama supporters right now just in case.

Ummm, what happened to the Vicodin?

Posted by: Tripp on February 15, 2008 at 11:07 AM | PERMALINK

Clinton supporters often complain that the NYTimes is hostile to her, and I usually don't agree. But, okay, today, I'll agree with them. Check out this photo illustrating the story of African-American superdelegate, John Lewis, formerly pledged to Clinton, who now says he will vote for Obama at the convention....

In any case, Clinton wins by narrow margins. Obama has been winning by huge margins. Clearly her strategy is just to stay in the game, and rely on FL, MI and the superdelegates to hand it to her. How she imagines that would be a good idea, I don't know.

The upside is, wow, what a fantastic pennant race for political junkies!

Posted by: PTate in MN on February 15, 2008 at 11:11 AM | PERMALINK

The upside is, wow, what a fantastic pennant race for political junkies!

You got that shit right! It's a weird sort of nirvana living in the history being made here.

Posted by: elmo on February 15, 2008 at 10:09 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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