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“The White House is won in the swing states, and I am winning the swing states,” said Hillary Clinton.
Props to Hillary Clinton and her supporters, too, for setting historical records with her trouncing of rival BHO in West Virginia. The numbers are positively astounding and, with 100 percent of the vote in, 67% of the voters went for Hillary Clinton with only 26% for Obama. This is in spite of the Obama camp free-spending on television ads at his usual rate. There’s no doubt the Big Money is behind Obama and his campaign has no spending limits. But this makes Obama’s loss stand out even more, and the Obama camp, the delegates, and the Obama cheerleaders in the Democratic Party can no longer hide from themselves the fact that they have a serious problem.
The media’s been really cute about all of this, as usual, expressing a view that is at once absurd and complex. The Obama Channel (MSNBC, with the exception of Joe Scarborough and Pat Buchanan) is representative of the media viewpoint.
“Barack Obama transcends race,” the media line goes, but “there’s no denying that race is an issue in this campaign.”
WTF? You have to understand that the MSM is primarily a business. As such, it must follow prevailing market trends, established in this case by professional Democratic Party hacks who, after many years out of the White House, are so full of power-lust that they once again fell in love with the first candidate showing a meteoric trend spike.
No one could say for sure that Iowa would vote the same way it did after the Reverend Wright story broke, yet Obama’s people (who don’t play the race game) continue to point out strong support “among whites.”
Don’t forget that Iowa is a caucus state, as are most of the states where Obama had a strong showing. Who has it in themselves to go to a caucus? (especially in winter) College students did, but one wonders if it would be the same on a replay. After all, college students not immune to the offense offered by Reverend Wright’s vitriol. The other consistent attendees at caucuses were Obama’ hardcore supporters—and everyone has them—brought to caucus with a well-funded organization. Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas and Minnesota were also caucus states which went for Obama and some of those are most unlikely to go for him in a general election this year.
No, it does seem that Hillary Hating has backfired, partly for the reason that the MSM has anointed Obama, and partly because it is a tired trope. Even the dullest person can see that Hillary, slow out of the blocks, has been stronger, tougher, and more resilient that anyone could have imagined. She radiated in West Virginia, as she radiated in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and elsewhere. Hillary’s fans may not “swoon” as Obama’s fans are reported to have done, but their love for Hillary is constant, genuine, and deeply rooted in vital issues.
So while you’re doing the “delegate math” and following the bouncing rubble ball the MSM wants you to follow, don’t forget the outdated caucus system which benefited Obama in the following states:
Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nevada, Nebraska, Washington, Maine, Wyoming, & Texas***. )Texas has both a primary and a caucus).