Barack Obama Surges into Delegate Lead Over Clinton With Primary Wins in Nebraska, Louisiana and Washington


Barack Obama sweeps todays Democratic Primaries with three convincing wins in Nebraska, Louisiana and Washington. Hillary Clinton Hillary_Clinton_faceis left wondering how she can plan another tearful moment to win back momentum. Today, in Orono, ME Hillary Clinton stated that she could beat Republican John Mc Cain in a general election. Hey Hillary, you may want to focus on the task at hand as it appears you may not be able to beat fellow Democrat Barack Obama. Hillary, you might want to check the delegate count.

WASHINGTON – Sen. Barack Obama swept the Louisiana primary and caucuses in Nebraska and Washington state Saturday night, slicing into Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s slender delegate lead in their historic race for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Illinois senator also won caucuses in the Virgin Islands, completing his best night of the campaign.

His winning margins were substantial, ranging from roughly two-thirds of the vote in Washington state and Nebraska to nearly 90 percent in the Virgin Islands. With returns counted from more than one-third of the Louisiana precincts, he was gaining 53 percent of the vote, to 39 percent for the former first lady. (Yahoo News)

Obama Sweeps Clinton in Louisiana, Nebraska, Washington

Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) swept to solid victories over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y) in Louisiana, Nebraska and Washington state today, an impressive showing that left the two Democrats in a virtual tie for national delegates but with Obama gaining momentum.

UPDATE I: Obama Leads Clinton by Only 2 Delegates

WASHINGTON (AP) – Three days after the voting ended, the race for Democratic delegates in Super Tuesday’s contests was still too close to call. With nearly 1,600 delegates from Tuesday contests awarded, Sen. Barack Obama led by two delegates Friday night, with 91 delegates still to be awarded. Obama won 796 delegates in Tuesday’s contests, to 794 for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to an analysis of voting results by The Associated Press.

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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “Barack Obama Surges into Delegate Lead Over Clinton With Primary Wins in Nebraska, Louisiana and Washington”

    1. Richard on February 9th, 2008 11:48 pm

      For what it’s worth, Orono, Maine, is Stephen King territory (or used to be). Implications?

    2. NinaK on February 10th, 2008 12:21 am

      Very happy to see Mr. Obama take all wins today!! I caucused in Washington state, my precinct’s delegates were 14 Obama, 4 Hillary. We were thrilled!! As has been the problem throughout the primaries and caucuses, space was wanting. Each precinct had to go to different classrooms since the gymnasium was at overflow. We had young, middle-aged, elderly, black, white, and asian. The Hillary table had a few elderly and 2 white women. One of them came to the Obama side. We also got a couple of undecideds. The caucus was very exciting and the Obama supporters were thrilled with the results. Tonight when I saw Mr. Obama literally had literally swept the entire state of Washington (except for a small district) I was absolutely elated!! This was the first time I had ever attended a caucus and enjoyed it immensely! I believe Mr. Obama is on a roll and there’s no stopping him. I believe people are finally realizing we have been given a genuine candidate who truly believes in “A GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE AND BY THE PEOPLE”! I am looking to a more progressive, prosperous, and brighter American with Mr. Obama at the helm!!

    3. Scared Monkeys on February 10th, 2008 9:46 am

      #1 Richard.

      I actually went to his house Trick or Treating one Halloween while visiting friends in my youth.

      Hillary Clinton is shell shocked. Never did she think that she would still be fighting for the nomination. Hillary thought is was going to be handed to her.

    4. Just Bearly on February 10th, 2008 10:11 am

      Its a dead heat now, although I sense the wheels coming off the Clinton campaign, while Obama is gathering more momentum.

      I think alot of common people are ready to see the Washington elite exit, strengthening Obamas appeal across party lines. I am not sure yet who I will vote for in November, although I am willing to give him a chance to lead the nation.

      I see parallels in Obama to when Jesse Ventura ran for Governor of Minnesota in the great appeal to young voters. There is great strength in numbers in bringing out the younger 18-30 y.o. voters, which may not denie Obama the eventual Democratic presidential nomination.

    5. 123Vote on February 10th, 2008 12:58 pm

      Barack the Vote 2008

    6. katablog on February 10th, 2008 5:08 pm

      why would anyone consider even allowing the Clintons within 20 feet of a government office?

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