I have recieved several emails but have refrained from posting because that's how bad it is in the blogosphere when people are afraid of posting something true...even if it means getting bashed by the rest of the blogosphere and you know what? Not anymore. I'm not going to sit by while the rest of the bloggers think that, well, I won't get into that right now.
Obama has shown time and time again that HE CANNOT WIN A BIG STATE. The caucus system doesn't work and think about this: how many electoral votes do those states have?
Kentucky will go to McCain in the end as Obama's rhetoric will lead to a loss just by knowing how Kentucky has voted in the past. Heck, I can name on more than two hands the number of Democrats I have spoken with who have said they will not vote for Obama if he is the nominee.
Iran is a threat and like it or not, it's an issue that I will vote on with serious consideration. We're facing a global war on terror and the next liberal that comes up to me claiming that I drank the kool-aid, I got news for you. This isn't a utopia that we live in. Nothing's perfect. Heck, I was for taking out Saddam before it was cool to do so (I just didn't like the lack of a exit strategy - or strategery - or the way that the president went all about it).
As the Clinton campaign has said today, "The tide is turning." It's true. Obama had it in the bag (not quite, there's still the whole Florida and Michigan fiasco that the party brought upon itself.
The voters in Pennsylvania have spoken. America is listening. And the tide is turning.Flowery speeches won't cut it. Experience and decisive action will.
By providing fresh evidence that Hillary is the candidate best positioned to beat John McCain in the fall, the Pennsylvania primary is a turning point in the nominating contest.
Despite making an unprecedented financial investment in his Pennsylvania campaign, including millions on negative ads in the closing days of the race, Sen. Obama again failed to win a state that will be vital to a Democratic victory in November and spurred new questions about his ability to beat John McCain. No candidate has ever had more resources or enjoyed the kind of momentum that Sen. Obama had in Pennsylvania.
With concerns about the economy paramount, voters decided that Sen. Clinton was the candidate they trusted most to deal with job loss, the housing crisis and health care.
And with both candidates under the microscope at the same time for the first time, Hillary took more than a few punches and came out stronger while Sen. Obama emerged weaker as voters learned more about him. The exit polls clearly show that Sen. Clinton gained strength in the final days when the campaign was most engaged.
The reason for the Clinton comeback is clear: voters want a candidate who will stand strong for them and work to create a better future.
STRONG ON ECONOMY: Pennsylvania turned on which candidate made the better case for fixing the economy. Exit polls show voters viewed Hillary more favorably on the economy - her leadership resonated across the heartland of Pennsylvania. Those who want change in the economy voted overwhelmingly for Hillary.
A DECISIVE VICTORY: According to exit polls, Hillary won voters most concerned about the economy by 16 points (58-42) and union households by 18 points (59-41). She won those with incomes between 100K and 150K by 20 points (60-40); white women by 32 points (66-34) and Catholics by 38 points (69-31). She won those who decided on the last day (59-41), the last three days (58-42) and the last week (54-46).
SEN. OBAMA PLAYED TO WIN & LOST: Sen. Obama played to win Pennsylvania outright, outspending the Clinton camp by a 3 to 1 margin while sharply attacking Sen. Clinton on the stump and in television, radio, and direct mail pieces. He understood what was at stake for him in Pennsylvania, had six full weeks to make his case, went for a knockout at the end and came up short. Sen. Obama’s failure to do well raises questions about his ability to win the large, swing states that Democrats need to win in November.
HRC WILL WIN IN NOVEMBER: Democrats must win the large swing states to beat John McCain in the fall, but Sen. Obama has struggled in states like Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania. In addition, Hillary’s voters form the coalition needed for Democratic success in the fall battleground states: women, Hispanics, older voters, working class voters and Catholics. Sen. McCain is stronger than a typical Republican normally is among these groups while Sen. Obama has proven weaker among them. Hillary is also most likely to hold traditionally Democratic states and poised to expand the electoral map in the Southwest while also flipping a few traditionally GOP states like Arkansas.
VOTE CLINTON AND GIVE TO THE CAMPAIGN.