Monday, February 29, 2016

On Her Way

In case you missed it, Hillary Clinton won big in the South Carolina primary, and if the turnout among African-American voters holds tomorrow — Super Tuesday — as it did on Saturday, she will be hard to beat.

Via the New York Times:

She has won South Carolina in a rout, 73.5 percent to 26 percent, exceeding Mr. Obama’s own 29-point victory in 2008. She did it the same way that Mr. Obama did: with overwhelming support from black voters, who favored Mrs. Clinton over Bernie Sanders by a stunning margin of 87 to 13, according to updated exit polls — a tally that would be larger than Mr. Obama’s victory among black voters eight years earlier. Black voters represented 62 percent of the electorate, according to exit polls, even higher than in 2008.

The result positions Mrs. Clinton for a sweep of the South in a few days on Super Tuesday and puts the burden on Mr. Sanders to post decisive victories elsewhere. If he does not — and the polls, at least so far, are not encouraging — Mrs. Clinton seems likely to amass a significant and possibly irreversible lead.

Mr. Sanders’ best hopes lie in comparatively white states like Wisconsin, Minnesota, and his home state of Vermont, but as we all know, it’s the delegates to the convention that count in primaries, not necessarily the votes, and Ms. Clinton already has a substantial lead.

I have a great deal of respect for Bernie Sanders and I have a lot of friends who are supporting him, but those are the numbers and dems da berries.

2 barks and woofs on “On Her Way

  1. I’m happy to not have to sit up nights waiting for the returns to come in deep into June, but I’m concerned that the turn-out of Democrats is lower than it’s been for some time. The Hillary campaign must spend its remaining muscle to get those numbers up or we’ll have a nail-biting November.

  2. Quoting the Times on anything is always questionable. They have their own editorial agenda on political matters.

    Mr. Sanders has promised to stay in the chase until all 50 States have had their say. History shows that the coronation of Queen Hillary is premature at this time.

    The effects of the Republican debacle can change some of the preconvention picture
    in the Democratic world. Loose cannon-mouth Trump changes everything on a daily basis.

    Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.”

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