Archive for February, 2008

Super Delegates to follow the will of the voters

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Bloomberg is reporting that the super delegates at stake for the Democratic nomination will actually be swayed more by the popular vote than backroom deals. This combined with a growing anti-incumbent feeling that may be growing, we may be in for a significantly different Washington DC after the November election. It just could be this is a turning-point in our country that will drive us to record voter turnout and community participation. With Clinton and Obama calling for community service by young people to help offset the cost of attending that College/University, perhaps we will see a more-engaged society as a whole.

McCain In, Obama on a roll

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

McCain keeps rolling towards the nomination with a critical win last night in Virginia. Obama keeps rolling down the path to success starting with important wins last night in Maryland, Virginia and DC.  While this is not surprising that he won, the underlying demographic data that showed up in the exit polls is.  He’s starting to win in what are traditionally Clinton’s core supporters.  Those that are over 65, make less than $5ok/year and women.  Turnout is also astounding for a primary election.  It seems the game is as strong as ever.  States that were worried they wouldn’t matter and didn’t make the jump to “Super Tuesday” are now seeing visits from their candidates.  Wisconsin, Ohio and Texas are the next battleground states.  Clinton appears to be facing quite a number of challenges moving forward with the potential erosion of her base of support, campaign reshuffling and looking like she’s attempting to compete for Wisconsin delegates again after all the media reports that they were going to focus on delegate rich Ohio and Texas.  Time keeps on rolling and the next contests aren’t until the 19th.  It’s going to be a long wait until next week for those of us that are becoming the campaign-watching junkies.

Super results?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

With Super Tuesday now over, the race continues to move on.  The Democrats continue their nominating race neck-and-neck as McCain seems to have the nomination as his to lose.  Given that, I’d like to focus briefly on the Clinton vs Obama race.  While there’s a lot of other cogent analysis that is done, I don’t expect anyone to find this interesting but perhaps you may.  (more…)