Will Clinton still be in the race next week?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by CrimsonWhite, Mar 4, 2008.

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What will happen in the Democratic Party?

Poll closed Mar 7, 2008.
  1. Clinton wins on March 4 and Obama drops out of race.

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  2. Obama wins on March 4and Clinton drops out of race.

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  3. Obama wins, Clinton stays, race goes to convention

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  4. Clinton wins, Obama stays, race goes to convention

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  1. CrimsonWhite
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    Just wondering what the board thinks will happen this week.

    Personally, I think Obama will win marinally and Clinton will take it to convention. After all, she has a shitload of superdelegates and is no stranger to backdoor politicking.
     
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    They both win one big state and the race goes on until the convention.
     
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    I think he gets Texas by a couple of points... I think she gets Ohio by a couple of points.

    And then I think she gets Pennsylvania...

    Unless the DNC tells her to get out and offers her something for it, she's not going anywhere, IMO.

    And thing is, they're only about 100 delegates apart. I'm not sure that means she should lay down and die.
     
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    I agree, but the party is getting anxious about a long fight and making noises she should withdraw. I think that might be a mistake, she has some die hard supporters that may get pissed if they think she was forced out. And as close as they are in delegates it is really still anyones race. Especially since NO Dem primary is winner take all.
     
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    I think the time will come soon when she will need to think of the party first. She is a fighter but she will be told with words...or moved out. Obama has too many names behind him right now.

    Oddly enough, in the long run Hillary walking away may not be in the best interest if the Dems. Maybe its me but there is a stinky fish here somewhere. We will see...
     
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    I guess I don't understand why the person who won every major blue state that she'll have to win in a general election should be the one to walk away. This annointing Obama when he's halfway to the necessary delegates and when their delegate count is so close is really offensive to me. I didn't like it when people called her "inevitable" either.

    I'd also point out that the person who's up by 20 points in Ohio (though that's a tentative result and they're still saying it's too close to call) really has no business walking away since we're never winning Texas, but we absolutely DO need Ohio to win.
     
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    Clinton just declared winner in Ohio. (57% to 41% as of right now).

    That's two tonight... that's the thing about momentum, it changes.

    And Texas too close to call with each at 49% of the vote.
     
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    CNN just called Texas for Clinton. Clinton wins three out of the four primaries tonight, yet Obama still holds the same 100 delegate lead that he went in to tonight with. How the hell can you stand being a Democrat in an election year. Tell me that your nomination process doesn't make you want to slap George McGovern. :D
     
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    the election process makes me want to slap someone!! seriously. She's won every big blue state that she needs for the general election...

    it's incredibly interesting, though, if I can step back long enough for my stomach not to turn! lol...

    there is something I need to ask, because it came up yesterday? why on earth is our process like this? The repubs have it right... winner take all, no mr niceguy, sudden death elimination. obviously had something to do with mcgovern, but what?? (sorry, you got me on that!)


    I have been saying, though, NEVER count out Hillary Clinton! Never! The broad is tough... seriously. (And I say that with respect and awe!)
     
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    The media coronation of Obama was premature. The voters did not like that. She will win PA and if they redo MI and FL she will blow out Obama in those states. She will go to the convention having won all the big states except IL.
     

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