Hillary comes off as tonight’s big winner but according to the rules of the Democratic party, it doesn’t really matter.
Hillary Rodham Clinton scored comeback primary wins in Ohio and Rhode Island Tuesday night, denting Barack Obama’s delegate lead in a riveting Democratic presidential race. Arizona Sen. John McCain, an unflinching supporter of the war in Iraq, clinched the Republican nomination.
Clinton’s twin triumphs ended a month of defeats for the former first lady, who told jubilant supporters, “We’re going on, we’re going strong and we’re going all the way.”
Obama won the Vermont primary, and the two rivals were locked in a tight race in a primary in Texas. Same-day caucuses in Texas completed the day’s contests. No matter they turned out, he said, “We have nearly the same delegate lead as we did this morning and we are on our way to winning this nomination.”
Hillary Clinton may have edged over Barack Obama slightly in the popular vote, but she still faces a delegate deficit. Her chances at locking in the nomination are still distant, but possibly attainable. Either way, we are excited to see Hillary Clinton stay in the race since the political dirt will continue to fly around the media.
A couple interesting observations:
1) The youth vote does not matter enough to put Barack Obama over the top. It creates buzz but nothing substantial.
2)This was the year of the early primaries as large states like California moved to Super Tuesday. In this race more than any other, later would have served the states better.
The next few weeks should be very interesting and we will look forward to reporting on it.