March 4th, 2008

darkness

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Wow, Obama's significantly ahead in Texas currently. Unfortunately that's with only 1% of the vote in, and it doesn't match up with what any of the polls have said. Clinton's ahead by about the same amount in Ohio, which does approximately match up with what polls have said, and according to CNN the Clinton campaign is sure they'll win Ohio and think they'll edge out Obama in Texas. I wonder how much one can trust what the campaigns are saying at this point? =/ The Obama campaign has been reported as saying that based on the exit polls they think they'll get a single digit gain in delegates tonight. However given that it's clear they steamrolled Clinton in Vermont that seems to be an admission that they're going to lose in Ohio and Texas, though obviously not by a large margin, or at best statistically tie.

Edit: Watching Obama's lead in texas erode point by point as more votes are counted, while Clinton's lead in Ohio stays pretty constant. I'm surprised they haven't called it for Ohio yet =/

Edit Edit: And they have called it for Clinton in Rhode Island at 53% with 13% of the vote in =/
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darkness

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Well they're finally calling Ohio for Clinton. The surplus of Obama votes in the cities that theoretically might have been coming in later never did. And after steadily climbing all night Clinton is now about 10,000 votes over Obama, out of about 1.2 million. Once again they're saying it's not over yet because there are some big population pro-Obama areas that are still in the process of being counted, but we saw how well that worked in Ohio. On the other hand at least he's not starting with a 20% deficit

I'd tell myself it doesn't matter regardless since it's the delegates that matter, and those are almost certainly going to be pretty even, but try telling that to the popular imagination and all the people who talk about momentum =P
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Posty McPostums

Why couldn't Obama have gotten to be on the Daily Show the day before the election? =P

(Hey, it's not my fault! No one is being talkative on IRC or IM! :)
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