Hillary Clinton Wins the Nevada Caucus, But Loses the War (Delegates) … She Also May be Fracturing the Black Vote and Her Party


Hillary Clinton wins the Nevada Caucus … maybe.

“I guess this is how the West was won,” Clinton told cheering supporters in Las Vegas. The victory was her second straight, coming after an upset win in the New Hampshire primary.

Not so fast my friend … When is a political victory not a political victory? When Hillary_clinton_facialyou win a Democratic Caucus like Hillary Clinton did in Nevada, yet lost the majority of pledged delegates. Hillary Clinton won the Nevada Caucus over Barack Obama, 51 percent of the vote to Mr. Obama’s 45 percent, with just over 90 percent of the state’s caucuses reporting. However, a funny thing happened on the way to declaring victory by the Clinton camp. It would appear that Barack Obama won more delegates than Hillary. It would also appear that Barack Obama is declaring a victory of his own in Nevada, because after all it about delegates not popular vote.

A source with knowledge of the Nevada Democratic Party’s projections told The Nation that under the arcane weighting system, Obama would win 13 national convention delegates and Clinton would win 12 delegates. The state party has not released an official count yet.

Barack Obama released an official statement celebrating a delegate victory. “We came from over twenty-five points behind to win more national convention delegates than Hillary Clinton because we performed well all across the state, including rural areas where Democrats have traditionally struggled,” he said.

This is actually too funny for words. Was it not the Democrats and Al Gore that whined all the way to the Supreme Court during the Presidential Election of 2000 with the fact that Al won the popular vote yet lost the electoral college. You remember, the one that actually elects a president. It seems that some on the Left have noticed the comparison as well. Isn’t it amazing that delegates and the electorial college only matter when it behooves you. It would also appear that Stop the ACLU has noticed this little scenario and points out as well that Obama lost in NH to Hillary, but also gained more delegates there as well.

Hillary Clinton is the most polarizing figure in politics. Not only between Republicans and Democrats, but as we are seeing within her own Democratic party. The racial divide has never been more apparent than in this Democratic primary.

What is even more startling coming out of Nevada is the race divide occurring in the Democratic primary. This is not only troubling news for Hillary Clinton, its troubling news for the Democrats come Presidential election time. As the Gateway Pundit so perfectly put it … Could it be the “politics of racial destruction” the Clinton’s brought into the race?

African Americans overwhelmingly voted for Barack Obama in the Nevada caucuses, just as they did in the Michigan Democratic primary last week — a trend that could hurt Hillary Clinton in next Saturday’s South Carolina primary, where black voters are expected to make up half the electorate.

Black voters made up 16 percent of Democratic Nevada caucus-goers — and roughly 80 percent of them voted for Obama, according to entrance polls. Clinton won support from 16 percent of black voters.

In Michigan’s Democratic primary Tuesday — a contest that was rendered meaningless after party sanctions — roughly 70 percent of African-American voters did not cast their votes for Clinton, choosing the “uncommitted” option instead. According to CNN exit polls, those voters overwhelmingly favored Barack Obama, whose name did not appear on the ballot.

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  • Comments

    13 Responses to “Hillary Clinton Wins the Nevada Caucus, But Loses the War (Delegates) … She Also May be Fracturing the Black Vote and Her Party”

    1. Spookoncrack on January 19th, 2008 11:35 pm

      You all can kiss olBills ass!

    2. waterboy (Jerry) on January 20th, 2008 12:18 am

      Hillary is going to cry, and take her football home. Bill will then make some phone calls.

      Hillary, you are just a lawyer, that’s a lawyer: and you don’t do that very well.

      Think dry-cleaners, Hillary. Now that’s something you would really be good at.

      You are thinking President, I’m thinking the White House laundry room.

    3. waterboy (Jerry) on January 20th, 2008 12:26 am

      Who said Hillary can’t make it to the White House?

      They can always use one more maid. She could shine shoes on the side, and have a dog walking service. Bill could help.

    4. Jon on January 20th, 2008 1:34 am

      #3 yeah, Bill could be the dog.

    5. theo on January 20th, 2008 3:13 am

      what happened to the culinary union’s support for obama in nevada.
      SM: I guess that voter suppression that Bill Clinton saw did not materialize.

      Of course that is another comical statement coming from the Democratic primaries … since when is it news that there has been Union voter suppression. It only becomes an issue when a union might be doing it to a Clinton. Not when unions were doing it for the Clinton’s.

    6. Spookoncrack on January 20th, 2008 11:44 am

      Face it latinos are the biggest minority in america! No one will vote for a blackman but a blackman.Now where does that put Hillary.She will be your president in Nov!!!

    7. lynnette on January 21st, 2008 2:46 am

      I will ovte for Hillary. She’s marvelous woman. I love her!

    8. Bob on January 21st, 2008 10:13 am

      I could never vote for any Clinton. After Bill Clinton’s embarrassment as America’s top offical in the Lewinsky sex affair…….I completely disassociated myself from a pervert masquerading as a President.

      Hillary should have smashed him in the face with a cast iron frying pan on public TV. Instead, she showed no character and folded like a cheap dyke.

    9. Tony Iovino on January 21st, 2008 10:23 am

      How come the media suspends both the “expectations game” and reality when it comes to the Clintons?

      On another note, Obama appears ready to tackle a job which will keep him much busier than the Presidency. Talking about Hillary’s disbarred hubby’s most recent falsehoods, he said:

      “This has become a habit, and one of the things that we’re going to have to do is to directly confront Bill Clinton when he’s making statements that are not factually accurate,” Obama said.

      If Obama is going to confront Bill every time he lies, he will be a very, very busy man.

    10. stephen on January 21st, 2008 12:18 pm

      Let’s see…which was a greater embarrassment for the United States…Bill Clinton getting it on. Or GW Bush lying about WMD’s, GW Bush sending troops into a war zone without a plan, without proper support, and without proper armor…Which “embarrassment” resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings????

      This site dumbfounds me…All this attention for a missing white girl, while thousands of innocent people die every month for no reason. At least the person or people that killed Natalie had a reason to kill her (cover up rape)…The War in Iraq has NO reason. And it has cost us our freedom (patriot act, warrant less surveillance, suspension of habeas corpus), it has cost American lives, and it has destroyed our economy. Hey !!! Wake up America! Time to get our priorities and more importantly, our morals in order. The United States has become a slum. Ranked last in healthcare, ranked lower than third world countries in infant mortality and education. You want to help the Natalie Holloway’s of this world/country????? Remove the corporations from our government.

    11. waterboy (Jerry) on January 21st, 2008 9:04 pm



      Was dumb hard to find?


    12. Ernesto on January 22nd, 2008 10:10 am

      You can get the score on Republicans even Gouliani with ONE (1!!!) deligate but NOBODY dares to report Hillary is LOSING? C’mon Free Press…Nothing to FEAR but FEAR itself…RIGHT?

    13. Ernesto on January 22nd, 2008 10:19 am

      To Stephen and others in the dark…
      You and some black guy on TV think Bush lied…well if so look up WMDs and Democrats on youtube. See for yourself as Democrat leader after Democrat leader says Saddam has WMDs and WILL KILL MASSES of people AGAIN. In 1998 even your fabulous Bill Clinto said so.

      I know there is nothing worse than a lying Republican and but can ALL THOSE Democrats be wrong? Well…they WERE WRONG. Brits found 50 Russian MIG fighter jets concealed in the desert. Last I checked, a fighter jet was a WMD even if just flown into a populated building and avoiding shooting down jetliners full of people!
      You can see pictures of dead KURDS lying in the streets…satisfied?

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