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Obama beats Clinton in Wyoming caucuses!

 

CASPER, Wyo. – Sen. Barack Obama captured the Wyoming Democratic caucuses Saturday, seizing a bit of momentum in the close, hard-fought race with rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party’s presidential nomination. – Yahoo News

Obama generally has outperformed Clinton in caucuses, which reward organization and voter passion more than do primaries. The Illinois senator has now won 13 caucuses to Clinton’s three.

Obama has also shown strength in the Mountain West, winning Idaho, Utah, Colorado and now Wyoming. The two split Nevada, with Clinton winning the popular vote and Obama more delegates.

But Clinton threw some effort into Wyoming, perhaps hoping for an upset that would yield few delegates but considerable buzz and momentum. The New York senator campaigned Friday in Cheyenne and Casper. Former President Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea, also campaigned this week in the sprawling and lightly populated state. – Yahoo News

I really thought that those wins by Clinton would stop Obama in his tracks, but I guess it didn’t. Good for you Obama! Good for You! 

Obama campaigned in Casper and Laramie on Friday, but spent part of his time dealing with the fallout from an aide’s harsh words about Clinton and suggestions that Obama wouldn’t move as quickly to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq if elected. In Casper, Obama said Clinton had no standing to challenge his position on the war because she had voted to authorize it in 2002.

Clinton, buoyed by big wins in Ohio and Texas last Tuesday, said she faced an uphill fight in Wyoming. Her campaign also holds out little hope for Tuesday’s primary in Mississippi, which has a large black population.

Obama had 59 percent, or 4,459 votes, to Clinton’s 40 percent, or 3,081 votes, with 22 of 23 Wyoming counties reporting.

Obama won seven delegates and Clinton won five. In the overall race for the nomination, Obama led 1,578-1,468, according to the latest tally by The Associated Press. It will take 2,025 delegates to win the Democratic nomination. – Yahoo News

Wow, its getting close! I can’t wait any longer!!! 

Obama’s campaign credited the candidate’s message for the win.

“Especially in the intermountain West, people are hungry for something different, people are hungry for someone who’s a uniter, who can bring together a coalition of change,” said Gabe Cohen, Obama’s state director in Wyoming.

Clinton’s campaign took heart in their ability to pick up more delegates.

“We knew that Wyoming was an uphill climb and that Senator Obama was expected to win,” said Ben Kobren, a spokesman for Clinton’s campaign in Wyoming. “We’re glad we were able to bring out our grassroots support and come very close in delegates.”

Both candidates were looking ahead to the bigger prize — delegate-rich Pennsylvania on April 22. – Yahoo News

All Right! Here comes April 22nd…..well actually thats kind of far from today. Dang it! I like the heated Democratic battles rather than those stupid boring republicans. Its a good thing those Republicans finished first or I would probably go crazy! I like when presidential hopefuls go at it because they don’t just say, “[Hillary Clinton or Obama] is a lier and a thief, so vote for me!” they try to say stuff that sounds nicer than the previous example that I showed, but it means the same. Then the negative ads, those are the best! Thats the whole reason why I even care about these stupid elections……The Negative Ads!!!

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