Clinton wins Pennsylvania primary

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    Ha! :cool:
     
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    The bitch won't die.

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    If its only a 6 point difference, she's finished.
     
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    Howso?

    You think Hillary is actually going to meekly bow out if she is even close? Let's assume Obama wins the party nomination.

    26% of her followers have already stated they would go over to McCain.

    What if however, she decides to split off and run as an independent?

    I'm not sure which I would choose to vote for if it was Hillary and McCain. If it's Obama and McCain, McCain's getting my vote.
     
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    Most of the Dems will fall into line after the nomination, just like the Republicans did with McCain.

    What will occur to the delegates is that Obama has been outspending Clinton by something like three to one and he still can't knock her out. And white, working class people like Clinton...and they are still the majority in the country.
     
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    The Dems that are programmed to push the "D" button will.

    I don't care much for Hillary or McCain, and I will vote for whichever one of them presents the best overall case.

    Obama is going to be either dangerous to this nation, or be another Jimmy Carter -- so kooky even mainstream Dems won't support him. I'd say he is exactly what we DON'T need right now.
     
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    I half agree. I too would have a tough time picking between McCain and Clinton. But I'd pick Obama over McCain without hesitation.
     
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    Well then she must make that break away before the conventionv in order to secure ballot access. For an independent candidate to make the ballot in Texas they must have 74,108 signatures in by May 12th.
     
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    And if its McCain v Hillary, McCain is getting my vote. I'm not sure who to support between McCain and Obama yet.

    Its finished because she needs to start closing the delegate count. She needed to win big, by double digits, to gain some momentum. Every one expected her to win, and it appears that she won by what we expected a month ago, maybe even a little less. At the current rate, she can't win unless Obama screws up royally. Obama has had a poor month, and he still only lost by 6-8%. It is nearly impossible for her to win the elected delegates and there is no way the uncommitted Super delegates will swing massively towards her now. She's going to stay in because she believes there is a chance he may trip up yet.

    Her running as an independent is about as likely as Huckabee running. What would happen in a three-way race between McCain, Obama and Huckabee?

    I wouldn't put too much stock in what cross-over voters are telling you now. Remember, less than three months ago, the polls said that Hillary was well in front of Obama nationally. That hasn't exactly panned out.
     
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    As I look at CNN.com at 10:21pm, Hillary is winning in the vote count by 54% to 46% and in the delegate count 37-31. That puts her 138 delegates behind.
     

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