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So What Happens Now? The Election Keeps Keepin' On. . . .

So What Happens Now? The Election Keeps Keepin' On. . . .

I wonder if anyone is as exhausted as CBS must be this morning after having called Indiana so early, and then having to wait — alone— as Hillary's lead shrunk. They must have been sweating it to say the least. But when the counting was done, Hillary indeed took Indiana by a thin, two-point margin. Obama won North Carolina, 56 percent to Hillary's 42.

Here's what I'm wondering about this morning. Though the New York Times is calling Obama's win in North Carolina "decisive," it's far from big enough to call off the race altogether (Hillary is moving on to West Virginia this morning) and yes, winning by 14 points is sizeable, though it's hardly overwhelming? Earning 42 percent of the vote doesn't make you a Ron-Paul-five-percenter if you know what I mean. Oh, I'm just warming up,

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And I can't help but drudge up the specter of the general election. (Oh yeah! That! I'd almost forgotten that's what we're working toward.) Obama called his win in North Carolina a win in a "big state." Yup, that's true — a big red state. Now math isn't my friend, and I know that Hillary faces some, um, numerical opposition, but so does Obama! The Times is calculating that Obama picked up 64 delegates yesterday to Hillary's 60. That's not so many. There were more delegates at stake in Guam on Saturday! (OK, the same amount, but the point is, small.) The totals now: Obama, 1799; Hillary, 1662. Total difference=137. In that margin, therein lies the will of the people?

And there are a million exit poll demographic numbers, but what about this: In Indiana, Hillary bested Obama among both rural voters (68 percent to 32 percent) and suburban voters (53 percent to 47 percent). There are a lot of those folks voting come November.

Yes, the big story this morning is Hillary's announcement that she's lent herself $6.4 million over the past month, making her the biggest wallet reacher since Mitt Romney, but how much of that money was needed just to combat the media drumbeat of her imminent doom? Is the 137 delegate margin more significant than I think? Was any of Hillary's success last night thanks to Republicans calling for spoiler votes? Should we all resign ourselves to ride it out? Isn't that what the Democratic Party's plan (with its proportional wins and superdelegates) all about? Isn't it just working exactly as they've planned (ahem, straight to a superdelegate brokered convention?) (OK, OK, sorry! But . . . um?) Let me know what you think.

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stiletta stiletta 7 years
Hello? I think I got here too late.
hartsfull hartsfull 7 years
Goodnight! :wave: He's saying bye bye again It is too darn cute.
hartsfull hartsfull 7 years
Goodnight! :wave: He's saying bye bye again It is too darn cute.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
lol harts! You should've seen them. Goodnight dear. :WAVE:
hartsfull hartsfull 7 years
I'm only kidding really. I don't think I've ever seen you "argue" with anyone. You say your point or opinion and that's all. It was the others who were getting uppity.
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
:wave: Good night :)
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
:wave: Good night :)
hartsfull hartsfull 7 years
LOl! I meant with the ruffians on the other site. Or any site.
hartsfull hartsfull 7 years
I think I'll have to go to. This is time for my boy to go to sleep and he wont unless I sit with him. Otherwise he'll just keep on going like the battery bunny then fall over suddenly.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
Bye Dave :WAVE: Some angst harts?
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
Bye Dave :WAVE:Some angst harts?
hartsfull hartsfull 7 years
Are you going to russle up some angst Harmony? :bossy:
hartsfull hartsfull 7 years
:wave: Dave
hartsfull hartsfull 7 years
:wave: Dave
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
It's time for me to head as well. Good night, and I'll see you all in the morning
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
It's time for me to head as well. Good night, and I'll see you all in the morning
hartsfull hartsfull 7 years
my little guy is on my lap and saying bye to the waving emoticons!
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
Good night Cab :wave:
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
Good night Cab :wave:
hartsfull hartsfull 7 years
Good night Cab!
hartsfull hartsfull 7 years
Good night Cab!
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
Go America team.... (which team am I on??):ponder:
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
I can't help it harts. I relate all your emoticons to your little dumpling. He even makes a conservative cheerleader cute. :)
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Goodnight cabaker! :WAVE:
hartsfull hartsfull 7 years
ha ha! Go red!!! :cheer:
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