Another Big Night For Barack!

@anniepa (27248)
United States
February 12, 2008 11:11pm CST
So, is it over? Were all the pundits who proclaimed Hillary the Democratic nominee a year ago wrong? I've said this enough times I'm sure everyone here knows it, but I'm a political junkie and have been since I was in my highchair but this is the most exciting election season in my memory. Does anyone else feel that way, for whatever reason, or am I totally strange...lol? Annie
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@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
14 Feb 08
I think it may be safe to say it's over for Hill..Sorry babe, go back to your miserable life with Bill. I don't think this race is exactly exciting but it is definitely historic, which in some may cause excitement. I'd imagine!
@anniepa (27248)
• United States
15 Feb 08
That's OK, it's only the nutty political junkies like me that find it "exciting"! Kind of like some people like hockey or professional basketball, it's my favorite non-contact contact sport. Annie
• United States
15 Feb 08
LOL I like the way you said that. Your really well versed on the subject so I gathered that you loved politics. :) Have a great one
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@Smith2028 (797)
• United States
13 Feb 08
Hillary has Texas, PA, and Ohio to go. I think if she loses just one of those, it is over finally. However, if she wins the three, I believe this is going to go down to the very last primary. A couple of wins motivates the campaign. It is an exciting election season as there is no incumbent on the ballot. I think this is going to be highly contested all the way through November.
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@petebaja (516)
• Mexico
13 Feb 08
I don't think Hillary has to win all three states you mentioned above. If I remember correctly, CNN counted the Super Delegates pledged to her far outnumber those of Obama's. By the way, one of those Super Delegates is Bill himself!
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@anniepa (27248)
• United States
15 Feb 08
I think there are about a dozen states to go as of today (Thurs., 2/14) and Hillary has to win every state with 55% of the vote from here on out to win. If, as expected, Obama wins Wisconsin and Hawaii, that increases to 57-60%. Obama is now leading in delegate count, including Super Delegates that have already made up their mind. Annie
@jormins (1224)
• United States
13 Feb 08
You are right this election year has been the best I can remember. Its getting a little boring on the red side now as McCain is pretty much the guy but this Obama V. Hillary is more exciting than most general elections. I hate to say it but wonder if the general this year will be so exciting, it might be a little bit of a letdown.
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@jormins (1224)
• United States
13 Feb 08
I doubt it, the way its set up Obama could have a commanding lead and they could hit that brokered convention and who knows what they could try and pull. Obama must win the remaining states almost 3 to 1 to make sure its not a brokered convention. Apparently Mondale was nominated in that fashion over Gary Hart. I know as an independent I could never bring myself to vote for Hillary Clinton even though it would be the lesser of two evils versus McCain.
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@petebaja (516)
• Mexico
13 Feb 08
I agree that the dem's primaries are so exciting that the general election may be a yawner. The democratic nominee might even win a landslide victory over McCain. I don't see how McCain can hang with Hillary or Barack charisma-wise. He's just so boring. I hate to judge based on superficial qualities. We should elect based on substance. But in today's media-savvy world, image is everything. Don't you agree?
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@petebaja (516)
• Mexico
13 Feb 08
Oh my, Oh my...what an election season. You know, I may not agree with some of your views in other discussions, but on this one I'm 1001% in lock step with you. I haven't been so hooked on CNN as I've been this past few months. I pity McCain, he is the only front runner in recent history who doesn't get any press. All the attention is on Hillary and Obama. And boy, when I see Obama speak, he seems to get sharper every day. Hillary also. Sorry, I don't think it's over yet. Although Obama has the momentum (well deserved), this may be decided in the Convention. That's really going to be exciting, don't you think?
@pismeof (855)
• United States
13 Feb 08
Annie,I have to agree with you that it's a rather amusing political season to watch.I'm a bit of a junkie myself..Heck sometimes I'll even watch C-Span for hours. But back to the main point,the pundits are an absolute riot.Week after week their predictions fall short and then they have to explain away what happened,what changed.Blah blah blah. I won't be voting for either Hillary or Barack but the Convention floor should be quite interesting to watch when you consider how close the delegate count is for the two democrats.
@sid556 (30999)
• United States
13 Feb 08
i do agree that this is a very important and exciting election year. At this point it is far too early to say it is over. anything can happen. It's not over until its over.
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