Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Obama makes it 12 states in a row...but Clinton wins RI

Looks like Barack Obama is about to claim his 12th victory in a row by beating Hillary Clinton for the Democrat primary in tiny Vermont tonight...

But it's still too close to call in both the crucial big states of Ohio and Texas, where there are also primaries tonight.

Hillary was expected to do well in the rust-belt depressed areas of Ohio - like Youngstown where I worked briefly in Al Gore's campaign eight years ago!

(Remember Al: he used to be the man who was the next President...!)

Despite Barack's victory in Vermont, I suspect Hillary will do enough to hang on.

But if she loses both Ohio and Texas, I hope she listens to her husband Bill.

He's said if she loses both, it's all over for her.

We've seen enough of Democrats tearing lumps out of each other and if it's not settled soon, the only winner will be John McCain, who sealed the Republican nomination in Vermont tonight...

UPDATE: Hillary has won Rhode Island, the fourth state choosing it's favoured Democrat candidate tonight, ending Barack Obama's month long run of wins...still too close to call in the big states of Ohio and Texas.

4 comments:

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

I think Hillary will win now and make Obama her Deputy. Don't forget the super-delegates Phil!

fairdealphil said...

Geoffrey:

You may be right about Hillary winning. I've always said my heart says Barack Obama, but my head says Hillary Clinton.

I met one of the superdelegates at out Spring conference - guess what, he's neutral, says he's getting loads of phone calls, and they're not calling about his health!!

it's a crazy system, and what worries me know is the prospect of months of Hillary and Barack raising money to tear strips off each other while John McCain quietly raises money to fight Democrats...

McCain was written off months ago, as were Republican chances of any candidate beating Hillary.

But now he stands a real chance of becoming President...

only in America eh??

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

I think McCain would work very well with Britain once Cameron becomes PM!

fairdealphil said...

and another pig has just flown by...