Obama Gets Big Win In Maine Caucus

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Maine

First things first, with 70% counted Obama leads Hill 57% to 42%. Not even close.

And so, with the ouster of Hillary’s campaign manager today and another disproportionately big loss today, the Clinton camp can’t be feeling too chipper.

From TPM:

CNN and MSNBC have just called Maine for Obama, giving him another sizable victory in a state that was supposed to act as a check on his momentum after yesterday’s trio of landslide wins. Instead, tonight’s outcome gave him another burst of forward motion in a month that’s shaping up as a very dark one indeed for Hillary.

With 70% reporting, Obama had 58% to Hillary’s 41%. The surprisingly big victory for Obama came on the same day as the Hillary campaign signaled a recognition of its travails by announcing a shuffling of their inner circle, replacing campaign manager and longtime loyalist Patti Solis Doyle with longtime Hillary confidant Maggie Williams.

Obama’s victory effectively left Hillary advisers grappling with the possibility that the worst case scenario that they’d been anticipating for some time could come true: The prospect of no victories for the rest of February. This coming Tuesday, Obama could very well sweep the Potomac Primary — Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

This is what you get when you lose focus of all 50 states…the other 40 small ones came back and smack you around. And you’d think that Hillary would know this all too well since Bill won in places that Democrats traditionally don’t win. That’s how he won the primaries and general election in ’92 and the general in ’96.

It’s good to see a Democrat finally realize that if they’re going to get elected, they’re going to be the President of the United States, not just the blue states.

UPDATE:
The gap has grown.

With 95% reporting, Obama has 59% to Clinton’s 40%.


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