Hillary Clinton gets it wrong, again
It was just a few weeks ago that Senator Hillary Clinton was sending a strong message to Democratic Superdelegates. She was beating Senator Obama in places like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, and if the Democrats didn’t choose her as the nominee, those key swing states would turn to Republican Senator John McCain.
Then there was the racial angle (hinting that Senator Obama wasn’t electable):
“I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on,” she said in the interview, citing an article by The Associated Press.
It “found how Senator Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me.”
“There’s a pattern emerging here,” she said.
It has been barely ten days since the end of Senator Clinton’s quest, and all of Senator Clinton’s supporters have already figured out that they would still rather have a Democrat in the White House – despite Senator Clinton’s warnings to the contrary:
Obama lost the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania by 9 percentage points. But a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows him leading McCain by 12 points, 52 to 40 percent.
In Ohio, a state Obama lost to Sen. Hillary Clinton by 10 points in March, he’s leading McCain 48 to 42 percent.
And in Florida, where he did not campaign this primary season and lost an unsanctioned Democratic contest, he leads McCain 47 to 43 percent.
If these numbers hold, Senator Obama likely wins the November Presidential race. For Canadians, we may soon have to learn just how serious is he about looking at NAFTA.