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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:32 pm    Post subject: Obama lowers expectations on PA primary Reply with quote

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WASHINGTON - It has been the hopeful mantra of Barack Obama's presidential campaign for the past four months: "Yes, we can."

But when asked Monday if he might finally end Hillary Clinton's White House bid with a victory in today's Pennsylvania primary, the Illinois senator sounded a far less confident note.

"I'm not predicting a win," Obama told a Pittsburgh radio station. "I'm predicting it's going to be close and that we are going to do a lot better than people expect."


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never a good sign. Many of the American pundits are saying this fight has damaged the party. I suspect they could be right... although there are still many average voters who are being swept up by Obama's charisma. Billary doesn't have that same effect.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gap was nearly 14% when Texas and Ohio wrapped up.
If Obama closes it to say 5%, its a huge moral victory as he has a double digit lead in North Carolina.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac wrote:
Never a good sign. Many of the American pundits are saying this fight has damaged the party. I suspect they could be right... although there are still many average voters who are being swept up by Obama's charisma. Billary doesn't have that same effect.

-Mac


Damaged is too soft a word.

I keep thinking back to the Liberal leadership convention,

Iggy supporters would never back Rae
Rae supporters would never back Iggy

When the smoke cleared none of them were happy.

The bitterness between the camps is getting worse, and it will be a tough pill for a diehard Hillary supporter to vote for Obama.

Couple that with the Democrats doing everything they can to alienate voters in Florida and Michigan its going to be a rough ride.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It also reminds me of the Alberta PC leadership race. Dinning supporters would never support Mortin and vice versa. So instead we get Stelmach, everyone's second choice. I wonder if McCain will be everyone's second choice in the democratic party (or at least in those would are non-party members who normally vote democrat).
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This should be Hilary's state. Even more so than Ohio. Its filled with all the blue collar democrats shes supposed to win. This just shows given time Obama can close the gap anywhere. Obamas right to lower expectations, and after tonight if she wins by less than 10 I expect the number of calls for her to leave the race to grow.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest reports seem to indicate Billary is leading.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hillary does well with Reagan Democrats.

FOX News, with 80% precincts reporting, has Clinton leading with a 10% margin of victory.

Pretty damn good.

Democratic turmoil continues.
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