Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Potomac Primary: Obama Wins Virginia, Maryland, DC

Senator Barack Obama has won the Primaries in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Because of the weather, a judge ordered the Maryland Polls open an extra hour and a half.

I'll be updating throughout the night, breaking down the exit polls. Some interesting stuff, so far.


With 99% Precincts Reporting:

Obama - 64%

Clinton- 35%

Obama - 68%
Clinton - 30%

He won White men, 55 - 45.

Obama - 60%
Clinton - 39%

Party Affiliation:
Obama - 62%
Clinton - 38%

Obama - 72%
Clinton - 23%

Obama - 69%
Clinton - 30%

Racial Breakdown:
Obama - 52%
Clinton - 47%

Obama - 90%
Clinton - 10%

Obama - 54%
Clinton - 46%

( I guess they didn't get the Latinos don't vote for a Black candidate memo)

Obama won EVERY income category.

Washington, D.C.

With 97% of the Precincts reporting:

Obama - 75%
Clinton - 24%


With 26% of the Precincts reporting:

Obama - 60%
Clinton - 35%

Obama - 67%
Clinton - 31%

Obama - 59%
Clinton - 38%

Party Affiliation:
Obama - 62%
Clinton - 37%

Obama - 68%
Clinton - 24%


Obama - 46%
Clinton - 51%

Obama - 88%
Clinton - 11%

Obama - 53%
Clinton - 47%

Guess they didn't get that Memo either.

He won every income group except $200,000 and over.

Obama is 8-0 since Super Tuesday.

DELEGATE TOTALS (includes pledged and superdelegates) - according to CNN.
Obama - 1,208
Clinton - 1,185

Obama has won 21 states.
Clinton has won 10 states. (they include Michigan/Florida)

Obama is now leading in NUMBER OF TOTAL VOTES CAST. (Including her totals for Michigan and Florida).

Check out these numbers from today's morning email by Chuck Todd of NBC's First Read:

Total Vote %
Obama 9,373,334/ 50%
Clinton 8,674,779 / 46%
Others 726,095 / 4%

With Florida and Michigan
Total Vote %
Obama 9,942,375/ 47%
Clinton 9,860,138/ 47%
Others 1,249,922 / 6%


John McCain had a good night too, but he's still having a conservative problem, as Virginia indicates.

McCain - 50%
Huckabee - 41%
Paul - 5%

McCain - 55%
Huckabee - 30%
Paul - 5%

Washington, D.C.
McCain - 68%
Huckabee - 17%
Paul - 8%

McCain - 812
Huckabee - 217
Paul - 16

1. I absolutely LOVE that color coated state map that they have on CNN. I think it rocks, is useful, and just is COOL.
2. My personal soundtrack for tonight: CAN YOU FEEL IT -The Jacksons. Been blasting it all night.


The Angry Independent said...

This is not a campaign... it's a movement. I don't know why it took me so long to see it... usually i'm fairly visionary.

Obama has now reached the point of no return. In other words... He has practically guaranteed himself a place on the ticket...as either #1 or #2, no matter what happens from here on out.

There is no way that Clinton would be able (if she is coronated) to move forward without Obama on the ticket.

This is an interesting point...She can't survive politically without him...But he can make it without her. She's in a Hell of a spot.

The Democratic Party is in a Hell of a spot for that matter...
We are facing the possibility that neither candidate will be able to get the 2025 delegates needed or a solid majority on their own (not including Super Delegates).

Clinton is already planning to have Obama "stand down" after Ohio and Texas... They are predicting big wins for Billary there...as well as a good showing in Pennsylvania. But she is arrogant to think that she can all of a sudden push him aside after the kind of beating he has been giving her.

I have been saying for months that Obama and Clinton were going to be a trainwreck, one way or another.... but I didn't expect the kind of collision that may be coming.

This is going to be interesting...far beyond anything I imagined.

Liberal Arts Dude said...

Wow. The Obama campaign is a juggernaut. The Potomac Primaries are in my backyard and the support for Obama is overwhelming and can't be ignored. There is a definite hunger in US culture for the kind of post-partisan politics that Obama represents and I am happy to see the voters make their impact known in hard numbers that cannot be dismissed so easily.

rikyrah said...

AI and LAD,

I was listening to Black talk radio today, and crazy -ass Dick Gregory was on, and he said something that I had never thought of: he said that people were wrong, comparing Obama to JFK/RFK. He said that the people in this country are smart, and they know America is in trouble. He said the voice that they hear isn't JFK/RFK, it's FDR. He didn't know if Obama could live up to that, but that's how he saw it. I thought it was an interesting take on things.

The Angry Independent said...

Old Dick Gregory.... He's a native son of St. Louis. He is a little loopy sometimes...but I am glad to see that he is still on the watch, although I often don't agree with him.

His comparison is plausible. But then again... any of the great Presidents... JFK, FDR, etc look exceptional compared to what we have had the last 8 years.

Have you all heard about Julian Bond's antics tonight? Unreal!!!

I guess I will have to post on that... (but i'm tired of blogging). Julian is getting close to making my sidebar.... Civil Rights figures (even those that I don't like) are usually off limits on the sidebar...because of the sacrifices that they have made. But the recent antics of Andrew Young, Julian Bond, Jesse "Barack isn't Black Enough" Jackson, and to some extent... John Lewis...and even the CBC... these folks have been going wild. I am losing more & more respect for them everyday.

They are scared to death that Obama will cut off the flow of corrupt lobbyist money....so scared that they are willing to sell their souls (what little they have left).

rikyrah said...


Yeah, it's time to call out Julian Bond. This is Uncle Tom behavior, AI. Straight up, no chaser.

Ana Yoerg said...

Heck yea Obama is sweeping!!!

Fast on his way to the White House.

Editors, you may want to post this new video on your blog. Created by 2 supporters, it is in the same vein as the Will.I.Am video featuring A-list celebrities...

but way, way cooler.

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLVN3Trs5VQ