Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Obama Doing Well

Super Tuesday stressed me out quite a bit, but Obama came through it pretty well and I think he is lined up to take the lead from Hilary with the next four primaries most likely going his way.

I find it strange that he doesn't do as well as Clinton with latino voters, I figured they'd be more supportive of a minority.

Clinton racks up the votes with old people, which I contribute to them not being with it enough to stay up on current politics, and hence voting with name recognition, and probably some mild racism.

I'm confused why the large majority of the "superdelegates" seem to side with Clinton, seems like some political buddies are doing Hilary a favor. Get rid of the superdelegates and let the candidate who the population chooses get the nomination. If it comes down to who was the most superdelegates, I can see bad repercussions for the Democratic Party.

Finally, what is most interesting to me is that Obama far outraised Clinton in the month of January, so much so that Clinton had to "loan" her campaign $5 million. I think this is a sign of two things. First, Obama supports are really excited about Obama to the point that more of them are willing to give money. Second, the Clinton campaign is worried they're going to lose their current popularity as this thing drags on, and they need to try to keep their resources even with Obama.

Obama's response to the Clinton's giving their campaign this money was to ask for his supporters to match it, which seems like a good idea to me. If you've got some spare cash lying around, go to Obama's website and give it to the campaign!

1 comment:

James said...

working class women... Never underestimate the power of the soccer mom.