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Which Super Tuesday Results Shocked You the Most?

While some of the results from yesterday's state-by-state races were completely expected, a handful shocked veteran voters and professional pundits alike.

I want to know: How did your home state vote in the presidential contests? Did Clinton taking California surprise you? Which results had you watching cable news or cruising the web late into the night?

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liliblu liliblu 8 years
I've heard it caled the Potomac Primary as well. Here is a link I found on MSNBC to Chesapeake Tuesday. http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/01/28/614683.aspx One form our local NBC station. http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/01/28/614683.aspx
smileyyy123 smileyyy123 8 years
A lot of news outlets have been calling it the 'Potomac Primary': http://www.wavy.com/Global/story.asp?S=7782724
liliblu liliblu 8 years
ALSW the news media in the Washington Metro area has been refering to it lately as Chesapeake Tuesday. It stayed with me because I thought it was cute. If I can find an example I'll post it.
ms_mags ms_mags 8 years
I'm glad for Obama. I voted for him. I've read numerous times that he appeals to the educated voters. Before I voted, I checked voting history and his stance on the issues. I wish more people would do that.
trésjolie1 trésjolie1 8 years
raciccarone: There are a lot of smart people voting for Barack Obama.
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
I thought people were smarter than to vote for an inexperienced, Junior Senator who talks of hope and then votes for the Patriot Act.
lorenashley lorenashley 8 years
i am happy for obama. there really is no other candidate i can see myself voting for. wether he lost cali or not...he still did very well yesterday.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
Obama winning in ALABAMA!
Jillness Jillness 8 years
AliCherri, there were massive amounts of polling locations in Los Angeles county that were giving the incorrect instructions to independant voters (that tend to vote for Obama). I think that made a huge impact...I know of at least 2 votes that "didn't count" because they weren't instructed to punch the party bubble as well as the candidate's bubble. If they just marked the candidate's name, their vote is void. I know of at least 10 polling locations that were giving the wrong instructions to their voters. The fact that Obama still got 45% in California is pretty amazing.
AliCherri1 AliCherri1 8 years
Clinton doing so well surprised me, esp. Clinton taking CA - I personally cannot stand Hillary Clinton and I'm from CA, makes me very disapointed in my state.
Nouveau-Jackie-O Nouveau-Jackie-O 8 years
I'm disgusted with the way things are going on the Republican side. John McCain won't win a national election. Period. I can't for the life of me understand why the people who are voting for him don't see that. It's Bob Dole all over again.
Kaysnowboarder Kaysnowboarder 8 years
A note to that last comment - it is remarkable how many of the young voters did vote and really made a difference. Imagine if all of them came out. Very proud of this generation for taking it seriously.
Kaysnowboarder Kaysnowboarder 8 years
I was shocked by the number of people that voted - I think if you are voting with the Democrats that you should be proud of the number of people in the party that voted. Whichever candidate - it is really great. I think the younger vote can do better and would hope that people on this site - whether controversial or not rally them to get out and vote. I think this process is great! Of course you all know I still want Hillary and will caucus for her in Washington state - it is a tight one and could go either way. So get out and vote!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Just a thought - I haven't heard it being called Chesapeake Tuesday at all. But I do see Obama taking my home state of Maryland - not sure about Virginia though...
trésjolie1 trésjolie1 8 years
I failed to give an example of a red state with a larger number of Democrats casting votes than Republicans, for instance Georgia. Imagine that Georgia might turn blue with Barack Obama? One of CNN's experts, I forget the name but he wrote a book about Hillary Clinton, said that he had talked to people in her campaign and that one person told him: 'It's hard running against a movement'
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 8 years
I think they're both doing very well.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
I have been volunteering for the Obama campaign in California, and we were always told that this was going to be an intense struggle that most likely wouldn't lead to a victory in California. I guess some news sources might have thought Obama would win, but Obama wasn't expecting to win. Keep in mind the Clinton's have had strong support here because have done so much campaigning over the past decades for democratic causes. "So which states can Hillary carry that Al Gore or John Kerry couldn't?" I agree this is the key issue when it comes down to the final primaries. We know we have 2 candidates that are great, but I feel only Obama can snag the independant/moderate vote to gather a majority to win the presidency. In order for Democrats to win, we NEED to turn some red states blue. I think Obama could do this and Hillary couldn't. These results show that. (Even though I volunteer for a campaign, all of my thoughts posted on this website are MINE and not a reflection of the campaign. )
trésjolie1 trésjolie1 8 years
I cannot believe that Obama won white, rural areas like North Dakota, Minnesota, Alaska, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Kansas. And he shows that he can carry the south with states like Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. Infact more Democrats than Republican voters showed up yesterday; in red state. To me that speaks louder that winning California, although that was an important win for Clinton. But no matter who your candidate is, you have to admit that these numbers are extraordinary. For a young black politician with a foreign name? It is big. I believe he has changed this country already. He can deliver change because he has changed this nation and the field of politics, even before getting the nomination. Nobody knew how California would pan out, nobody in the media even tried guessing because the poling went up and down and all over the chart in just a few days. The Clinton campaign had this in the bag for a long time, so it was interesting to see what happened. What tipped the scale was not merely the Latino vote but more so the Asian vote. Obama got great numbers in both NY and NJ, which were her 'home states', and he won Connecticut and Missouri. He might win New Mexico. I will say it was good numbers for both sides. What I'm thinking about now is that NY and CA never won the Democrats the Presidency, they are blue in the first place. So which states can Hillary carry that Al Gore or John Kerry couldn't? To me this has far more dimensions than just winning the big states, and I'm looking forward to more primaries.
redegg redegg 8 years
Jillness, in this poll it showed Obama was favored 49% to Clinton, 36%, leading into Super Tuesday. http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN0345866120080205?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=22&sp=true
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 8 years
You know what I wasn't surprised by at all, though? The fact that both Hillary and Obama declared that the "momentum" was on their side within five minutes of each other. :rotfl: I love politics.
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 8 years
I was surprised by Huckabee's showing. It seemed like he was out for a while.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
Obama was NEVER favored to win California. It was always considered Hillary's state. The fact that he narrowed the lead that she had was a victory for him. Also the fact that he got 40% of the vote in New York is pretty amazing. I was more surprised about how wide of a win margin Obama had in many states like Idaho, Colorado, Kansas, Alaska, Minnesota, etc. He was winning most of these with a 2 to 1 margin. That is HUGE.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
Obama was NEVER favored to win California. It was always considered Hillary's state. The fact that he narrowed the lead that she had was a victory for him. Also the fact that he got 40% of the vote in New York is pretty amazing. I was more surprised about how wide of a win margin Obama had in many states like Idaho, Colorado, Kansas, Alaska, Minnesota, etc. He was winning most of these with a 2 to 1 margin. That is HUGE.
lcterp lcterp 8 years
Huckabee taking so many definately surprised me. I'm really glad that there isn't a candidate on either side who is running away with it.
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
I agree redegg. It goes to show the media does not know what the heck they are talking about.
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