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Here’s some interesting numbers. Remember the spreadsheet with projections the Obama campaign had?
Well, whoever did it up was right on. Final results aren’t in for 100% of the Ohio and Texas precincts, but here we go.
Rhode Island - projected 8 Obama/13 Clinton. Results 8/13
Vermont — projected 9/6. Results 9/6
Ohio — projected 46% Obama/Clinton 53%. Delegate split 68/73 Actual - 92% counted - remaining is in pro-Obama territory, but current % split is 43/55 so that would make the delegate split 65/76 — a swing of just 3 delegates from their projection.
What I thought was really interesting that in Ohio — from a reporter who covered it three weeks before the campaigns got there was the racism that was evident in the Appalachia and other small areas. The exit polls said that 20% said that race played a factor and three of four of those went for Hillary. When I broke that down last night of the votes cast, that looked like about 300,000 votes. Texas also — 10% said race was a factor and those broke for Hillary. So, I guess racism is a small, but significant firewall for Hillary. And you have to admit — read the reader’s responses in the Ohio newspapers and the “60 Minutes” segment the other night.
Texas was projected to be 47/51 — and results right now - with 91% counted are 48/51. Their delegate projection was 92/101 — I guess we’ll see in the morning how close that is. So, with that much accuracy and Barack’s superdelegate count sitting at 194 and Hillary’s at 238 tonight, if the rest of the race continued as the Obama projections predict and he and Hillary split the superdelegates — (not too likely since there were 50 ready to break his way according to Tom Brokaw); Barack would have 1693 to her 1536.5 plus 182 superdelegates — and have 2069 to her 1936. Yes - he still has 133 more delegates in the end.p>So what has Hillary’s three weeks of kitchen sink tactics done? Well, she’s added to the number of Hillary-haters, will definitely lose future voters, and has changed the polls so that now instead of Obama easily beating McCain and even Hillary beating McCain, that McCain without campaigning is now beating them both! Rush Limbaugh couldn’t be prouder! I just watched MSNBC and they showed George Bush coming out with a great big grin and actually TAP-DANCING while he was waiting for reporters to give his McCain endorsement. br> — L.L. /p> p>
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