Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Last Night's Primary Results

Is the Democratic Presidential nomination race over? Well, it depends on who you ask. According to Senator Obama he has all but won the nomination. Last night Obama had a comfortable win over Senator Clinton in Oregon, 58% to 42%. He is less then a hundred delegates shy of the 2,026 needed. In a speech in Iowa he never declared himself the winner but his rhetoric indicated that he was looking past the nomination process towards the general election.

In last night’s other primary, Kentucky, the results there continue to expose his biggest weakness: white working class voters. Obama may have easily won Oregon but Clinton trounced Obama in Kentucky, 65 to 30. Clinton says she will continue to forge ahead to the last contests and is still lobbying to get the delegations from Florida and Michigan seated at the Convention. With only two weeks and three contests left (Montana, South Dakota and Puerto Rico), Senator Clinton is running out of options.

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