In humble attempt at casting this in the tradition of Socrates, a (slightly altered) quote:

"The unexamined vote is not worth casting."

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Obama Wins by Over 21% in Each of Three Primaries Tonight

Obama supporters in Richmond, VA tonight. Photo credit to Reuters.

Obama swept the three races tonight: 68% in Washington state to Clinton's 31% (96% reporting)--a 37% difference; 57% in Louisiana to Clinton's 36% (99% reporting)--a 21% difference; 68% in Nebraska to Clinton's 32% (100% reporting)--a 36% difference. The point of relaying this is not to disparage Clinton, but to emphasize Obama's electability, and to report the reality of what's going on. The candidates are at a "virtual tie" according to this Washington Post article, which explains more of the details on the race (along with the specifics on the Republican races tonight; according to this great NPR map which I like so much, it shows Huckabee won in Kansas and Louisiana, with Washington appearing to go to McCain).

Clinton and Obama spoke after the results were known in my great state of Virginia, at the Virginia Democratic party's Jefferson-Jackson dinner. Clinton hasn't posted her video yet of the speech, but I'll put it up when it's available. For right now however, here's a compilation of clips from her speech that I found on the Washington Post's website.

Here's Obama's full speech made available through his site:

Here we go, Hillary's part 1, 2 and 3 of her speech:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Update (2/10/08): Add Maine to the list...

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