Wednesday, March 12, 2008

3/12 Morning News: The Day After

Caucus win gives Obama more Texas delegates than Clinton
"Illinois Sen. Barack Obama has won the Texas Democratic caucuses and will get more delegates out of the state than his rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton ..."

The Democratic Party's Clintonian Rules
"It is also no surprise that Hillary Clinton holds out hope for the nomination despite the long odds: she combines an insider-chosen status with the Clinton skill at working the system, any system, and this one was essentially designed for her. ..."

Obama's "Southern Strategy" Wins the Black Belt
"Barack Obama won 90 percent of the black vote, but also 25 percent of the white vote, which is evidence that he crossed over and attracted young white upwardly mobile people who desire change. ..."

Keith Olbermann To Do "Special Comment" About Hillary Clinton Tonight — First Time Targeting A Democrat
"Keith Olbermann announced that tonight he'd be delivering another of his "Special Comments" — his impassioned, angry monologues fueled by outrage and usually addressed to President Bush ... Tonight, his special comment will be directed at Hillary Clinton ..."

Clinton Voters: Don't Pick Obama As VP
"39 percent of Clinton voters said she should pick Obama as her running mate if she wins. ..."

Delegate Scoreboard: Obama Has Erased Hillary's March 4 Gains
"But here's something to put it in perspective: Between the Mississippi and Wyoming results alone, Obama will have just about undone Hillary's small delegate gains from March 4. ..."

Obama Camp: Our Popular Vote Lead Is Pretty Insurmountable Too
"Our popular vote lead is up around a million. Which is obviously a significant edge and one they would have a very tough time reversing. ..."

"The Obama campaign is even less interested in making Pennsylvania the new Iowa than the Clinton campaign was in making Iowa Iowa. ..."

Racial tensions roil Dem race
"The Clinton and Obama campaigns are once again locked in tense fight over race, as both sides refuse to budge on the question of what constitutes an offensive comment and what counts as a sincere apology. ..."

The Note: High Roads, Low Roads
"The fact that the Obama campaign is pouncing means -- depending on your perspective -- that Obama is either rattled or ready to grow up. ..."

Time on Her Side: Obama Maintains Lead, but Clinton Might Have the Edge
"Intense Democratic Primary Voting Takes a Break as Intense Contest Continues ..."

Starting Gate: Delta Divide
"It's no secret that the growing negativity in the Democratic race is cause for concern within the party. Going into a six week respite from primary contests, party activists voters and, most importantly, superdelegates, will be watching for how heated it gets. ..."

Obama gets scant white support in MS
"Exit poll shows Obama wins little white support in Mississippi presidential contest ..."

Democrats Do Math In Planning Strategy
"Facing a revived Hillary Rodham Clinton, Democrat Barack Obama has dropped a tenet of his early strategy that seemed vital to his January successes: the conviction that he can win almost anywhere if he has enough time to engage voters. ..."

Obama: Ferraro dividing Democrats
"Barack Obama assailed as "slice and dice" politics Geraldine Ferraro's assertion that he wouldn't be where he is in the presidential race if he weren't black. ..."

Clinton vs. Obama: Ferraro, Day 2
"I’m exercising my First Amendment rights. If they don’t like it, tough. I don’t intend ever to have anybody tell me that I can’t say what I want to say."

FirstRead: Obama's Win in Mississippi
"Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama carried a majority of Mississippi in Tuesday's primary, with significant wins in counties in southwestern and central Mississippi ..."

First Thoughts: Back to Square One
"It took just two victories in one week -- including last night’s 61%-37% win in Mississippi -- for Obama to erase the net delegate gains Clinton picked up on March 4. ..."

Obama increases lead in delegate count
"With the victory, Obama added 17 delegates to his total while Clinton picked up 11, CNN estimates. The Mississippi win was Obama's second win in a row ..."

Obama wins Miss.; Clinton eyes Pa.
"The Illinois senator says he expects to be Democratic Party's presidential nominee, adding, 'the party is going to be unified'. ..."

Ferraro: My comment wasn't racist, it was a fact
"An unapologetic Geraldine Ferraro said Wednesday morning that her comments about the electoral impact of Barack Obama's race have been taken out of context, and that she stands by her words. ..."

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