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April 23rd, 2008
09:07 PM ET

Despite Pennsylvania, Obama's the Winner

Rep. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
(D) Illinois, Democratic superdelegate and supporter of Barack Obama

 
Senator Barack Obama is still in the lead, maintaining his strong position to win the Democratic nomination for president.

Last night, Hillary Clinton did the expected - she won the Pennsylvania primary.  For her, the contest was a "home game" in which she was the overwhelming favorite.  In tennis parlance, she "held serve."

Weeks ago, Senator Clinton had been up in the polls by a whopping 25 points.  By last night, Senator Barack Obama had cut that lead by more than half and denied Clinton her last, best chance to make significant inroads in Obama's pledged delegate lead of 171 delegates.  Senator Clinton barely made a dent, winning a net-gain of only about 10 pledged delegates.

No doubt, you'll be hearing a lot from the Clinton campaign about "big states" and their bearing on the general election.  Despite the Clinton camp's hype and hoopla, Senator Barack Obama still has won more contests, more popular votes, more states and more key battlegrounds - like Missouri, Colorado, Minnesota, Virginia, Wisconsin and Iowa - than Clinton.  Most importantly, he's won more pledged delegates.

So, let's be clear-eyed and fair-minded and dispose of the tortured, dare I say, Clintonian, logic.  This primary is a race for delegates, and Barack Obama has acquired a nearly insurmountable lead.

Between now and the last primary on June 3rd, I believe more and more superdelegates will do what's right and move to ratify - not nullify - the will and votes of the people.  Even after the Pennsylvania primary, Senator Obama remains the best candidate to take on and beat John McCain in the fall.  He's ready to unite the country and begin a new chapter in our history.  "Advantage" - the American people!   


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  1. Suzie M. in Las Vegas

    These arguments are moot. Senator Obama has already won. I presume most of you are capable of counting. Do the math! Senator Clinton would have to win the remaining primaries by impossible margins. Since she cannot win legally, she will no doubt resort to insisting that Florida and Michigan be counted. If they are, it will destroy the Democratic party and we will have another Republican administration. Senator Clinton should follow Mike Huckabee's example – the writing is on the wall. She should concede the race now before any further damage is done.

    April 24, 2008 at 1:45 am |
  2. Narayan Kanoor

    All the democratic pundits keep saying that after the primaries are over the party will unite. But are oblivious to the facts. Just look at the exit polls from PA, 47% of Clinton supporters and 40% percent of Obama supporters told said they will not support the Dem. nominee. Thats 48% of democrats in PA wont support the democratic nominee. How is that going to help Dems win in PA in Nov.?

    April 24, 2008 at 1:41 am |
  3. rich

    "seah April 23rd, 2008 10:51 pm ET
    Obama’s true personality has come out in the past few weeks. The voters are not liking what they see. He does has the Black vote committed, which is his main agenda and his reason for running. That won’t get him into the white house though. The people of this country will go with Competency and Ability over hoopla and hot air speeches in the long run."

    Except that he somehow convinced 10-15% of them to switch from Hillary to him.

    April 24, 2008 at 1:40 am |
  4. Sammy

    To those Democrats that loudly say they will vote for John McCain if their favored candidate isnt the nominee:

    Remember that you will also be voting for a man that wants to continue the war, make the Bush tax cuts permanent, has no plan for the economy and no ideas about health care.

    Or heres a thought, perhaps its better to vote for the other Democrat that has also pledged to bring the troops home, end the tax cuts and create some form of universal health care? For some I guess its not. Its just as silly as those Republicans who say they will vote for Hillary before they vote for McCain.

    April 24, 2008 at 1:36 am |
  5. Brinton

    History teaches us that we're more productive when we're united than when we're divided. Hillary has lots of promises to people, but very few of those will ever see the light of day because she cannot bring people together within her own party, let along independents and republicans (remember she said: "Repulicans don't have any good ideas"?). Her failure to bring about health care change back in the 90's is reminiscent of the type of politics she will pursue, i.e. one of exclusion rather than inclusion.

    Let's get behind someone that has demonstrated on numerous occasions that he bring people together to get real work done, reach across the aisle, compliment people on good ideas, regardless of their political beliefs.

    April 24, 2008 at 1:28 am |
  6. Brad O'Neil

    For the sake of the democratic party, Hillary Clinton, while a excellent candidate, needs to step aside and let the party unite. We need to focus on keeping John McCain OUT of the white house. Barack Obama has consistently stayed above the traditional negative campaigning tactics, only taking a negative tone while defending himself against attacks from McCain and Clinton. What it comes down to is wether or not, after a disastrous and despicable eight years, the american people want the way politics is conducted to significantly change. After these 14 months of campaigning it has been extremely clear that Clinton represents the politics of the past and Obama the politics of the future. I, for one, want to be apart of the future.

    April 24, 2008 at 1:25 am |
  7. clinton now OBAMA

    Clinton has become a REPUB undercover. She is destroying the party with her rhetoric. Her BIG win was less than 10%, but the media is not following the PA results from the commonwealth. They are rounding the numbers to get 10. Whatever, Obama REDUCED her lead by more than half and if it were not for the interference of
    "OPERATION CHAOS" that was proudly boasted and organized in the open on various blogs, she would not have won by that much. They are taking credit for almost half the netted numbers on the blogs.

    April 24, 2008 at 1:23 am |
  8. Lisette Chicago

    Hi Rep. Jesse,

    I love Barack Obama and I am very disgusted that no one says that the race is really over and that Obama won and will be the nominee.

    So, what in the world does Hillary think she is doing? She is just chasing the wind, but the Media talk about her as if her running means something., it doesn't. All she does is attack a wonderful person, trashing Barack and the Democratic Party. She needs an intervention to be stopped. Hillary should not be allowed to do this.
    Besides, this mess is going on too long. It is madness.

    Lisette

    April 24, 2008 at 12:40 am |
  9. Mari, Salt Lake City

    Hope you are right, and that Sen. Obama is still the winner. Though I suspect that Hillary knows she can't win and is doing all she can to make sure McCain wins in November, so that then she & Bill can run in 2012.

    April 24, 2008 at 12:28 am |
  10. HMMM

    April 23rd, 2008 10:31 pm ET

    If Obama wins- I will vote for McCain. I just made my first political donation to Hillary last night. Why? She is the best manager for the country. Hillary is more of a moderate with a plan. During her husbands reign, we had a balanced budget, strong economy, and strong dollar. Obama is a hoping liberal with a good speech.

    John
    Oklahoma

    To all those who agree with this ........... propose by John .. I'm sorry to say you all need to get your heads checked ... why?

    firstly, yes during her husbands reign the economy was great ... but don't forget her husband is not running for president ...... it's Hilary .... sometimes i wonder if Hilary possessed the same experience etc .. but didn't have a Clinton as a last name ... would many of you be backing her as you all are ... *ponders*

    secondly, u say because of how stable America was back in Clinton's reign ... if she loses the nomination and Obama wins .. you would vote for MC Cain .. what you're implying is MC Cain would help better the economy than Obama a fellow Democrat would...... *shakes head*

    Thirdly this goes for both Hilary/Obama supporters .. many of you are saying if your candidate doesn't win the nomination .... you're jumping ship and voting Republican ......... (You all are the ones who voted for Bush two terms and see what he did to America's economy etc) ..... and we all know Mc Cain is going continue the same Bush Policy .. both democratic candidates share the same policies so who ever wins the nomination ... democrats should be backing the winner .... this shows that many of you are not voting on the issues .. you all are voting out anger/hate/revenge (all things negative)

    Many say if MC Cain win the Election .. they are going to purchase a bumper sticker stating "don't blame me i didn't vote for Obama/Clinton" ... the stickers should say instead "blame me i voted Mc Cain because my democratic candidate didn't with the nomination"

    BEFORE YOU VOTE COME NOV I URGE YOU TO THINK ABOUT HOW YOUR VOTE WILL AFFECT NOT JUST YOU BUT GENERATIONS TO COME ....

    see my logic ?

    THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE COME NOV >> VOTE WISELY .. NOT OUT OF ANGER/HATE/REVENGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YOUR VOTE DOESNT JUST AFFECT YOU BUT YOU CHILDREN >> GRANDCHILDREN AND SO ON >>>>>>>>

    April 24, 2008 at 12:26 am |
  11. leo

    I am a blkman and i am voting for obama not because but because we has a country need a change from what we have now, i like hillary but she is a lies and she will do anything to win , when a person will do anything , say anthing to win how can u trust that person, and the those democratic who said u will vote republicans is sad because we will be getting bush #3 and four years from now we will be back cry about the say thing we are now but worst , mCcain has not plan for the country, but another 4+ years of WAR and yes 18% off gas for the summer when gas prices hits 4 dollar plus thanks but no thank .

    April 24, 2008 at 12:16 am |
  12. La. Demo

    Sad that Dems still can't do math.

    He can't win the big states, only the small ones where there are caucuses which are not representative or southern or border states with large black populations.

    If you add up the electoral votes in states where Hillary won, counting Fla, where they were both on the ballot, but not Michigan where he wasn't on the ballot, you are only a few votes short of enough to win the Presidency. Note how many are the big ones.

    Arizona 15
    Arkansas 6
    California 55
    Florida 27
    Massachusetts 12
    New Hampshire 3
    New Jersey 15
    New Mexico 5
    New York 31
    Ohio 20
    Oklahoma 7
    Pennsylvannia 21
    Rhode Island 3
    Tennessee 11
    Texas 34
    Total: 265

    April 24, 2008 at 12:13 am |
  13. Dana

    You know it's good that Obama declined the upcoming debates he was asked to join. They have already had 20 of them. And if it were to be anything like the last debate where they spent almost half the debate talking about nonsense, what would be the point. Hillary went on that debate and said Obama is absolutely electable and then soon after went back to the same politics questioning his electability. What is with this candidate? She is so contradictory I don't know what to believe with her. It's like she is not only throwing the kitchen sink, she is trying to throw the whole house. It seems like she would do anything to win even if it means destroying a fellow member of her own party. And that call that she would obliterate Iran if they attacked Isreal is just OFF!!! This is the first time I had ever voted and in the beginning I would have voted for either Hillary or Obama but now if Hillary won I would rather just stay home because I could not vote for someone I don't like and there's no way in HELL I'd vote for Mccain. Her personality turns me off and if it's true she is taking money from lobbyist then not only will she have to deal with BC trying to impose his policies in the white house, like NAFTA, she will also be beholden to the lobbyist because I doubt they would have given her all that money for nothing. That's also a shame she is now begging for money. She's a pretty well to do person. People should be donating money to her because they want to not because she asked. Also from what I understand Hillary won by 9.4% not 10%....

    On a different note. Watching Planet in Peril... when they ask why are the same toxins appearing in the US that are in China, maybe it's because we buy everything from there. That is a pretty disturbing thing to learn about China.

    April 23, 2008 at 11:52 pm |
  14. PA Republican

    Senator Obama has my vote in November. I only hope that the damocrats don't make such a mess of the primary elections that he can't move into the White House in January. Senator McCain is campaining for the general election while Senator Clinton (egged on by the media) continues her attacks on the winner. Senator McCain would be viewed by the world as a continuation of the Bush Administration. With Senator Obama our image won't be hopelessly tarnished.

    April 23, 2008 at 11:34 pm |
  15. Note-taker

    The best manager for the country, you say? Are you daft? She can't even manage her own campaign finances. Her campaign is broke and struggling-like the American public- and she can only get "first time" money from folks who gave because she won and not because the believe in her. Whatever it is, it must be in the ecosystem because some folks have truly lost it.

    Your donation will help her pay outstanding debts- not move ahead. Somebody over there is certainly NOT managing something very well.

    You can be petty and vote GOP if you choose, but after living over half a century and seeing how we have truly mucked up this place for our youth, I'm going to stick with someone who I believe will do something positive for the next generation of this country. It's the very least I could do to try to fix this mess.

    April 23, 2008 at 11:31 pm |
  16. linda hemmingsen

    Hillary won pennsylvania so jessie jackson get over it. Why is it the obama people have to put down ,and tear apart any one who votes for hillary?your guy is no saint he has such corrupt ties to people that he can't stop coming out. He acted like a baby in the abc debate and tried to ignore anything about it.He says people don't want to know about it . excuse me but when you are running for the president you can not be associated with corrupt people.hillary has won the battleground states, you have to win there to get the presidency you have't done it.

    April 23, 2008 at 11:20 pm |
  17. Brandon

    God-Bless Hillary!! The people have spoken yesderday night and want Mrs. Clinton. She the one who can save our dying Nation!! Obama was a passing fade and Obama need to drop out. Hillary for 2008!!

    April 23, 2008 at 11:18 pm |
  18. San Diego - JoAnn

    Hilary is fraudulent. Her campaign has been based on her husbands legacy - not hers. If she was true to her campaign she would run as Hilary Rodham. Her experience in the White House is equivalent to Laura Bush's experience in the White House. Saying one would vote for McCain if Obama wins makes sense to me? Why? Hilary's tactics remind me of a Republican that is why she is not liked by the American public. We are so tired of the negativity. That's "old school" dirty politics. If Hilary is playing dirty now, what do you think she would be like if she was elected? This is her only shot at being the first woman president and she wants it by any means necessary. Its a personal thing for her. She does not really care about the people. Hilary wants what she wants when she wants it.

    April 23, 2008 at 11:10 pm |
  19. Bowie, NV

    You can smell it....Bararck Obama is finally scared. You can even feel it with the media that supported him. The math on this election is totally relative! depends on what you cpount in and what you count out....LOL!

    Howard Dean has one massive problem to unentagle! And knowing Dean's luck or rather the lack of it, time is one bitter enemy of his!

    April 23, 2008 at 11:04 pm |
  20. Anitra McCormack

    Anderson Cooper continues to report voter demographics with an emphasis on Obama being able to win where there are large populations of African Americans. The subliminal message seems to indicate Obama cannot win with white voters. Utah, Idaho, Washington, Wisconsin and Iowa have a lot of white voters and small to very small numbers of African American voters. Why aren't these voters factored into the equation? Just curious....

    April 23, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Elle

    Hillary is lying about the popular vote total. She is still behind, very slightly, if you do count the votes in FL and MI., which is unethical and unfair - and I AM a Florida Democrat. Consider this....in all other states, the Democratic turnout swamped the Republican turnout for the primaries ( an average of 64% to 36%). Not so in FL - where it was 47% Democratic to 53% Republican - or in MI - where it was 41% Democratic to 59% Republican. This shows that Democratic turnout was suppressed, because people knew that their votes would not count. Then when you consider that Barack did not even campaign there and that his name wasn't even on the ballot - it's literally absurd to propose including the results as they are of those contests. To tell the truth, Hillary's hipocritical unethical position on this issue is what turned me from being a Obama supporter who could easily vote for HRC as well - to a person who will probably not vote for her even she does manage to get the nomination.

    April 23, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Justice

    Obama needs to sharpen his attack on Hillary. He needs to prove to Americans why they should trust him more with national security than Hillary. He needs to continue reminding voters that Hillary voted for the war in Iraq because that really hurts her hard.

    Most importantly, Obama should be more cautious now with his utterances because that seem to be his real opponent in this race, especially those words that seem to hurt people's feelings by acts of ommission or commission. Hillary is on the lookout for another slip.

    April 23, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  23. Shirley

    This is from a white 50+ female middle working class republican who hopes to get a chance to vote for Obama in Nov.
    Why doesn't the news media ask Clinton why she couldn't close the deal Super Tuesday. She had the money and the political machines behind her and she has been campaigning for 15 years. She also had the political machines behind her in Penn and only managed to beat him less than ten points after being ahead 25 points at one time.
    Obama is also running against Hillary and Bill. I think he is doing extremely well under the circumstances.

    Shirley from Florida

    April 23, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  24. seah

    Obama's true personality has come out in the past few weeks. The voters are not liking what they see. He does has the Black vote committed, which is his main agenda and his reason for running. That won't get him into the white house though. The people of this country will go with Competency and Ability over hoopla and hot air speeches in the long run.

    April 23, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  25. Steve Omelsky

    Who ever the Democratic nominee is, the looser will have an argument that the results were UNFAIR... This is due to the votes of Michigan and Florida not counting. First of all, I think we should recognize that this is not the fault of the citizens of these states, there fore these citizens should not be robbed of their vote. Fine, so I am a Clinton supporter, but I think the reason we need a re-vote in those states is because the race IS CLOSE!! I don't care what the committee rules are, we need EVERYONE'S vote to count because it is essential in a fair election. Lets face it, Obama supporters don't want a re-vote because their candidate is in the lead, why would they want one??? At the same time, how can Obama claim a fair nomination WITHOUT the 2.3 million votes from Flordia and Mchigan?? It may be " unfair " for either side, but I think the best solution is to count EVERY last American in this very close race.

    April 23, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  26. Rebecca, YO, NY

    This primary has been going on loooong enough, but I'll admit. I started on one side of the fence, switched over and am now jumping back. i<3barack and would be tremendously proud to have him as our president. Unfortunately I don't think he could beat McCain. Tthis may be the first time I see rational in our crazy electoral process, when popular vote doesn't directly chose the winner.

    April 23, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  27. doonie in California

    to John in Oklahoma: backatcha. If Hillary wins I'll vote for McCain as well. Looking more like another GOP win all the time!

    April 23, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  28. r patel

    Hillary is such a strong woman but by relying on negative comments and scare tactics against Obama, she is actually minimizing herself. She might lose credibility and respect of many undecided voters. She should focus on her strengths and relationships with prominent leaders to sway and convince the voters that she is the best choice for President.

    April 23, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  29. Noella Maehl

    I'm a registered Republican but in the general election I will vote for Obama.

    I'm a women's lib but voting for an aggressive female named Hillary who will agitate Iran after removing troops in Iraq, leaves alot to be desired. She's another "READ MY LIPS" that will not fulfill what she is telling the voters. Another politician who never has an answer to questions.

    She's not to be trusted. We will have another Clinton that will finish the Lewinsky era. He will screw his wife in the end!

    We need another Clinton like we need another Bush!

    April 23, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  30. Earl

    As a lifelong democrat I am appalled that Obama has supporters like the guy on Anderson Cooper who says that we should count the votes on American Idol if we count the votes in Florida. His smug elitist attitude has me ready to vote McCain. Dr Wright's comments seem accurate to me and present no problem. This guy however appears to represent the elitist that they are accusing Senator Obama of having. I do not know what control you have over him but for the party's sake he needs to be talked to. What an insult to the people of Florida who took the trouble to vote even though they had been told no delegates. I posted this here as an appeal to the Obama camp. My country and yours does not need a McCheney to follow Cheney/Bush.

    April 23, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  31. Justice

    John, you said you will vote for McCain if Obama wins the nomination. That is a kind of irrational decision. But what has McCain got to do with it? You want a Bush 3rd term? That to me does not represent the issues you mentioned such ad good manager, balanced budget becuase he has surely said that he does not understand economics, only war.

    April 23, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  32. Jim

    I'm with John from Oklahoma....if Obama wins, I'm voting for McCain.

    April 23, 2008 at 10:35 pm |
  33. Jim

    I don't know about others, but this democrat is very tired of the in-fighting going on between the two camps. Quite frankly, I don't need to hear from the likes of Jesse Jackson or anyone else who has obviously pledged their vote for Obama or even those who are on Clinton's side. The partisan nature of our government completely violates any notion of objectivity and fairness. It serves only to distract people from what really matters – the issues and true positions on those issues. Time for this American to pack up and move overseas to a logical country.

    April 23, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  34. John

    If Obama wins- I will vote for McCain. I just made my first political donation to Hillary last night. Why? She is the best manager for the country. Hillary is more of a moderate with a plan. During her husbands reign, we had a balanced budget, strong economy, and strong dollar. Obama is a hoping liberal with a good speech.

    John
    Oklahoma

    April 23, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  35. Jeremy

    Obama is the winner!!!

    Hillary has to consistently win all remaining pledged and superdelegates by a margin of 24 percentage points to win the candidacy. That means 62-38% across the boards. Her 9.2% advantage in PA exemplifies the fact that even in states full of her ideal constituents, she cannot pull it off.

    April 23, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  36. Mary True

    I am apalled by the comments of Jesse Jackson. He was very united with Bill Clinton and received quite abit of encouragement from the Clinton Administration. Is this the reason he wants to dis Hillary Clinton. He needs to remember who his friends are and then he'll be able to support an African-American for President..

    April 23, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  37. I faced the truth

    To any Superdelegate who may be inclined to take the nomination from Senator Obama to give it to Senator Clinton, I say go right ahead, but I will definitely not be voting Democratic in November.

    April 23, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  38. Frank

    If Obama can pick up 70 to 80% of Clinton supporters as exit polls have shown if he is the nominee, what happens to her argument "he can't win the big states?"

    Answer that Bowie?

    April 23, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  39. John

    If Obama wins- I will vote for McCain. I just made my first political donation to Hillary last night. Why? She is the best manager for the country. Hillary is more of a moderate with a plan. During her husbands reign, we had a balanced budget, strong economy, and strong dollar. Obama is a hoping liberal with a good speech.

    John
    Oklahoma

    April 23, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  40. Venus

    I know he has won! Hillary needed to win Penn State by 64% or more!
    It's great to see her celebrate ---- but it's going to be even better when we celebrate! Go Obama

    April 23, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  41. Mj

    The Clintons are a political machine............talk about Audacity........what I see are lies and more lies.........character is essential.........Barack is substantive............lets look at the issues and quit looking for dirt..........who someone associates with does not a character make............Mr Obama is a "thinking man".........he is an educated man..........he has worked with the poor.........he has seen from his own childhood what being poor is........he came to his faith through Rev. Wright, but he does not live with him........there will continue to be more smear techniques........it is the Clinton way.......out of desperation now...........and who is ready at 3 a.m........? I would choose someone who might be yet to be proven over one who has memory lapses for convenience sake.........and then lies about it. I think Mr Obama has much to offer if given the chance and so far the people have voted...........and the Fl and Michigan votes were not complete.......so should not be counted..........Hillary is grasping for everything...........I do not believe she is 'man' enough to be president.......even though she wears the pants!!

    April 23, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  42. Kim P. Atlanta, GA

    For gods sake! When will someone at CNN make the statement Hillary Clinton did not win by double digits in Pennsylvania. Only 98/99% of the votes are in and at this moment she is almost down to only a 9 or 8.6 % win last night. Yet the political analyst and Clinton supporters keep saying she has won by a 10% lead. Go to the Pennsylvania web site for the polls and do the math.

    April 23, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  43. JR Atlanta

    Hillary Clinton continues to damage the Democratic Party.
    She is not trustworthy.

    April 23, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  44. Cowboy Jack

    Absolutely not.... How can Sen. Obama be called a winner when he's made it clear that he's got serious problems in swing states (OH, PA, and FL) b/c the voters in these states don't want to vote for him.....????

    It may be time for Sen. Obama to think about dropping out of the race b/c it's clear that he can't beat McCain in Nov w/o OH and PA

    April 23, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  45. Annie Kate

    Obama's lead is not insurmountable and Clinton could still be the nominee. Just like in football you never count the opponent out and beaten until the whistle blows for the end of the game. I've seen way more times than I can count teams coming back in the last part of the game from what looked like certain defeat to victory. The same thing can happen in this race.
    .
    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    April 23, 2008 at 9:59 pm |
  46. Harold

    Superdelegates Matter!

    Has anyone noticed that over the last 60 days Obama has gained 83 supers to Hillary's 3? Hmmm Bring on the Indiana and NC and let's close this thing out.

    April 23, 2008 at 9:59 pm |
  47. Rob BC Canada

    Why has your final vote tally (100% of polls) not been updated on your web site.It will show that Hillary Clinton actually only won by 8.9 % in the final tally.

    April 23, 2008 at 9:55 pm |
  48. Mr. J

    Reality check. I am from Iowa. If we were able to have a revote Mr Obama would not even be in the race. I have talked to so many people who no longer think Mr Obama should be on our ticket. Now the buzz is how many other seats are we going to loose because of those who are backing him. They are risking their own careers. Just look at the lastest adds on guilt by association.

    April 23, 2008 at 9:46 pm |
  49. Bowie, NV

    Boy...the justifications have begun in earnest! A spade by any orher name is still a spade!

    Let us not hide or run from the obvious. More often than not, what you say thunders over who you are. Discordant notes in an exquisite but a make believe masterpiece ignites an avalanche too late to stop.

    The Obamanian logic is suggestive of a rhetoric gone insipid, a hype shown up and a record not in keeping with the hoopla.

    The media and the speeches only take you thus far. Beyond that, it is PA and the 10 points.

    Period!

    April 23, 2008 at 9:37 pm |
  50. Cynthia

    Rep. Jackson you are definitely on point with your assessment of the Pennsylvania primary and the math of the other primaries already completed. I hope that all superdelegates will stick with the will of the people.

    Cynthia
    Alabama

    April 23, 2008 at 9:27 pm |
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