Hillary: Obama Shouldn’t Get To Write Off West Virginia

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, West Virginia

Oh, you mean like when she wrote off all those caucus states post Super Tuesday?

Or like the argument that because she’s winning the big states, that’s what matters?

Or her popular vote argument? You mean trying to get away with stuff like that?

Here’s the memo from Hillary’s camp:

Given the attempts by our opponent and some in the media to declare this race over, any significant increase in voter turnout, coupled with a decisive Clinton victory, would send a strong message that Democrats remain excited and energized by Hillary’s candidacy.

In the face of grim poll numbers, the Obama campaign has attempted to dismiss today’s outcome despite the fact that Sen. Obama has outspent us on advertising, has more staff in the state, and more than double the number of offices.

He has also benefited from the support of the most high-profile endorsers in West Virginia–Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Congressman Nick Rahall. By every measure, the Obama campaign has waged an aggressive campaign in the Mountain State.

Despite being the so-called “presumptive nominee” and benefiting from these advantages, Sen. Obama has been unable to close a significant gap in the polls.

And despite being the heir apparent and benefitting from having a beloved former President campaign for her all across the country, Sen. Clinton has been unable to close any gaps since Super Tuesday. And why? Because she didn’t plan for anything after Super Tuesday and so she ignored a bunch of small states…and dismissed them as unimportant or suggested that they disenfranchised voters.

Moving on…

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