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Obama Wins in Mississippi!!!!

JACKSON, Miss. – Barack Obama coasted to victory in Mississippi‘s Democratic primary Tuesday, latest in a string of racially polarized presidential contests across the Deep South and a final tune-up before next month’s high-stakes race with Hillary Rodham Clinton in Pennsylvania. – Yahoo News

Obama was winning roughly 90 percent of the black vote but only about one-quarter of the white vote, extending a pattern that carried him to victory in earlier primaries in South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana.

His triumph seemed unlikely to shorten a Democratic marathon expected to last at least six more weeks — and possibly far longer — while Republicans and their nominee-in-waiting, Sen. John McCain, turn their attention to the fall campaign. – Yahoo News

“Now we look forward to campaigning in Pennsylvania and around the country,” Maggie Williams, Clinton’s campaign manager, said in a written statement that congratulated Obama on his victory.

“I’m confident that once we get a nominee, the party is going to be unified,” Obama said as he collected his victory.

But in a race growing more contentious, he took a swipe at the way his rival’s campaign has conducted itself.

“We’ve been very measured in terms of how we talk about Senator Clinton,” he said. “I’ve been careful to say that I think Senator Clinton is a capable person and that should she win the nomination, obviously, I would support her. I’m not sure we’ve been getting that same approach from the Clinton campaign,” he said in on CNN. – Yahoo News

Wow, Obama is still going strong. Hillary is going to need something big to come back let alone even win this thing.

Returns from 25 percent of Mississippi’s precincts showed Obama gaining 54 percent, to 43 percent for Clinton.

Obama picked up at least six Mississippi delegates to the Democratic National Convention, with 27 more to be awarded. He hoped for a win sizable enough to erase most if not all of Clinton’s 11-delegate gain from last week, when she won three primaries. -Yahoo News

Yeah, that three primary win the Hillary got last week must have scared the Obama supporters. She just could keep the momentum.

The Illinois senator had 1,585 delegates to 1,473 for Clinton. It takes 2,025 to win the nomination.

Neither of the two rivals appears able to win enough delegates through primaries and caucuses to prevail in their historic race for the nomination, a development that has elevated the importance of nearly 800 elected officials and party leaders who will attend next summer’s national convention as unelected superdelegates.

Obama leads Clinton among pledged delegates, 1,374-1,226 in The Associated Press count, while the former first lady has an advantage among superdelegates, 247-211.

There was little suspense about the Mississippi outcome, and both Clinton and Obama spent part of their day campaigning in Pennsylvania, which has 158 delegates at stake in a primary on April 22.

The volatile issue of race has been a constant presence in the historic Democratic campaign, and it resurfaced during the day in the form of comments by Geraldine Ferraro, the 1984 Democratic vice presidential candidate and a Clinton supporter.

“If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept,” she said in an interview with the Daily Breeze of Torrance, Calif., that was published last Friday. – Yahoo News

Clinton expressed disagreement with Ferraro’s comments, and said, “It’s regrettable that any of our supporters — on both sides, because we both have this experience — say things that kind of veer off into the personal.”

Obama called Ferraro’s remarks “patently absurd.” – Yahoo News

Blacks, who have supported Obama in overwhelming numbers in earlier primaries, accounted for roughly half the ballots cast in Mississippi, according to interviews with voters leaving polling places.

About one in six Democratic primary voters were independents, and Clinton and Obama split their support. Another 10 percent of voters were Republican, and they preferred Clinton by a margin of 3-1.

Six in 10 Obama supporters said he should pick the former first lady as his vice presidential running mate if he wins the presidential nomination. A smaller share of Clinton’s voters, four in 10, said she should place him on the ticket. – Yahoo News

Every time I say Obama is going to win, Hillary pops out of now where and wins three primaries. So, I’m just going to say that every presidential hopeful has an equal chance to win and I wish good luck to Obama and Hillary. [But lets be honest for a second, it does look like Obama is takin this thing home Right?]

See Also: Hillary Clinton Wants Obama for Vice President!!

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8 thoughts on “Obama Wins in Mississippi!!!!

  1. bolsonon on said:

    Other observation and opinion on Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, politics, and the road to the White House: http://bolsonon.wordpress.com

  2. ERROL SMYTHE on said:

    THIS ELECTION IS NOT ABOUT PETTY ISSUES.THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT CHANGE. RECORD NUMBERS OF NEW VOTERS AND OLD VOTERS PATIENTLY WAIT TO CAST THEIR VOTE. WILL PEOPLE THAT MATTER , THOSE THAT MAKE DECISIONS , WILL THEY TAKE NOTE ?. SOMETHING IS GOING ON IN AMERICA. SOMETHING CALLED DEMOCRACY. LET THE PEOPLE SPEAK. LET THE PEOPLE BE HEARD. LONG LIVE AMERICA!!!!!! ERROL.

  3. ERROL SMYTHE on said:

    America is a great Democratic Country. President George Bush, despite what negative people say is a Great President of the free world . He has alot on his shoulders . He carries the heavy burden of the Presidential Office on his shoulder. May God richly bless him. Errol.

  4. ERROL SMYTHE on said:

    The free world needs direction. Direction to end poverty. Direction to end genocide. Direction to end tribalism. Direction to end strife and violence. Direction to end materialism and secularism. To end such you need democracy. Thank God for America. May God bless America. Errol.

  5. ERROL SMYTHE on said:

    In a world of endless violence , poverty and strife , there is hope. Man can look to the creator and see the creator in his fellow human being, and beat the sword into ploughshares,make peace where there is war, feed the hungry and help the needy. We are our brother’s keeper. We are in a global village. We can with God’s help be better people and make a better world. Errol.

  6. If Obama can get those super delegates on his side and add up some numbers he will be laughing. Good luck to the man.

  7. Hillary and Bill Clinton have made a significant issue about how the press is treating Hillary unfairly in their hyper-critical reporting on her and their “softball” reporting on Barak Obama. Hillary maintains she has been fully investigated by the media and Barak hasn’t!

    As the Tony Rezko trial begins in Chicago, Clinton and her surrogates are linking Obama to Rezko and the media is speculating about whether Obama will be called to testify as a witness in the case. Obama has always admitted he received $85,000 in contributions from Rezko which Obama has now donated to charity rather than keep.

    Yet the civil fraud trial of Bill Clinton for defrauduing Hillary’s largest donor in 2000 into giving her campaign more than $1.2 million, pending in Los Angeles courts since 2003, is now preparing for a November, 2008 trial. The discovery that is now proceeding after a February 21 hearing, and the pending trial, have NEVER been announced by the mainstream media.

    Hillary was able to extricate herself as a co-defendant in the case in January, 2008 after years of appeals to be protected by the First Amendment from tort claims arising out of federal campaign solicitations she made. Her abuse of the intent of California’s anti-SLAPP law after the California Supreme Court refused to dismiss her from the case in 2004 is emblematic of her contempt for the Rule of Law.

    Hillary will be called as a witness in both discovery and the trial according to the trial court Judge who so-advised Hillary’s attorney David Kendall when he dismissed Hillary as a co-defendant in 2007. A subpoena is being prepared this month and will be served personally on Hillary, along with Chelsea, Pa Gov. Ed Rendell, Al Gore and other well known political and media figures.

    Yet the media has refused to report about this landmark civil fraud case- brought by Hillary’s biggest 2000 donor to her Senate race, regarding allegations that were corroborated by the Department of Justice in the criminal trial of Hillary’s finance director David Rosen in May, 2005. That indictment and trial was credited as resulting from the civil suit’s allegations by Peter Paul, the Hollywood dot com millionaire Bill Clinton convinced to donate more than $1.2 million (according to the DOJ prosecutors and the FBI) to Hillary’s Senate campaign as part of a post White House business deal with Bill.

    The media – except for World Net Daily- has also suspiciously refused to report on Hillary’s last FEC report regarding her 2000 Senate campaign, filed in January 30, 2006. In a secret settlement of an FEC complaint by the plaintiff in Paul v Clinton, Peter Paul, the FEC fined Hillary’s campaign $35,000 for hiding more than $720,000 in donations from Paul, and it required Hillary’s campaign to file a 4th amended FEC report.

    In that report Hillary and her campaign again hid Paul’s $1.2 million contribution to her campaign and falsely attributed $250,000 as being donated by Paul’s partner, Spider Man creator Stan Lee, who swore in a video taped deposition he never gave Hillary or her campaign any money.

    Lee did testify to trading $100,000 checks with Paul to make it appear he gave $100,000 to Hillary’s campaign (admission of a felony) but none of that has been reported by the “overly critical” media!

    Where is the outrage from Obama that the press is engaging in a double standard relating to his possible role in the Rezko trial and his refunding the $85,000 contributed to his campaign by Rezko- which Obama has always admitted taking. The media makes no mention of Hillary’s role as a witness in Bill’s fraud trial for defrauding Hillary’s largest donor- and Hillary’s refusal to refund the $1.2 million she illegally received from Paul, which she has denied taking from Paul ever since the Washington Post asked her about Paul and his felony convictions from the 1970’s before her first Senate election in 2000?legally received from Paul, which she has denied taking from Paul ever since the Washington Post asked her about Paul and his felony convictions from the 1970’s before her first Senate election in 2000?

    Visit Hillcap.org for videos and info. See the video that had over 6 million hit which was taken out, and back again in youtube. Let the truth be told.

  8. Errol Smythe on said:

    Maybe mudslinging politics may allegedly have a place in American Idol but certainly not in Election 2008. Undecided voters watch and wait for signs of fairplay and honesty and integrity and endurance and level headed poltics with no nonsense POLI-TRICKS !!.
    At this point on the scorecard it is an open secret that someone is losing and someoned is winning!!!!
    America has a mature political history. The checks and balances will ensure the right person is voted by the majority voters.Errol Smythe.

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