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Obamarama on a roll.

Barack Obama swept the Democratic primaries in 3 states yesterday.

He is declared the winner of the Maine Democratic caucus today.

On top of that, it is announced that he wins the Grammy Award in the Best Spoken Word category for his audio version of The Audacity of Hope.

Talk about having the Midas touch. Obama can do no wrong right now. Hillary better hope changing her campaign manager helps turn the tide, or she’s going to be swept away by this growing wave. Maine was supposed to be a state she could win, like New Hampshire, and she got blown away by double-digits.

UPDATE: A witty sarcastic posting by Matthew Yglesias of The Atlantic.com highlighting all the excuses Hillary’s campaign and her supporters have come up with for Obama winning the states he has:

Clinton was beating Obama in Maine by a hilarious 47 to 10 margin, but it seems he’s carried the state today, once again by a large margin. My understanding, though, is that this doesn’t really count because it’s a small state, much as Utah doesn’t count because there aren’t many Democrats there, DC doesn’t count because there are too many black people, Washington doesn’t count because it’s a caucus, Illinois doesn’t count because Obama represents it in the Senate even though Hillary was born there, Hawaii won’t count because Obama was born there. I’m not sure why Delaware and Connecticut don’t count, but they definitely don’t… I forgot about Missouri. Obama’s win in Missouri, of course, doesn’t count because the state was called too late.

I decided to post this after one of my fellow Liberals (and a former blogger) who helped campaign for Hillary derided Obama’s win today due to Maine being a caucus of Democrats and the fact “latte liberals” and college students can afford to hang around for 3 hrs to vote, but if it was up to “regular voters” such as single parents in a regular primary, they would vote for Hillary. I thought Matthew’s caricature of the excuses fit this person’s outburst to a tee. Really, I don’t mind either candidate (though I obviously prefer Obama to Hillary) but some of the venom the Hillary supporters come up with for Obama and his supporters/voters sounds like stuff that would come out of the right-wing swampland, not something to be used by people on other people in the same party or on the same side.

4 comments to Obamarama on a roll.

  • He did make it personal. He apparently was so offended I would dispute his characterization of Obama’s supporters as wrong that he removed me tonight as a Facebook friend, and furthermore banned me from seeing his profile, writing to him, etc etc, Quite childish.

    Its as another blogger said to me who isn’t invested in either candidate: many Hillary supporters are very irritated that she’s having to work as hard as she is for something she feels (and they feel as well) that she deserves already.

  • That’s the point. My in-laws were pretty much on the ground. Unless the guy wants to make it personal. 🙂

  • Well be careful, James… because you might get called an "armchair pundit" (like I did) for thinking that criticism was silly. Apparently you have to be "on the ground" to get Hillary’s campaign.. or to understand the contest in general.

  • The caucus derision is especially silly considering Nebraska, which came out in droves during this rare year that their contest mattered. I have in-laws who hadn’t voted in the primary season before in their lives going out to cram themselves in small gymnasiums to vote for Obama. And everybody commented that they were surprised to see their neighbours there, voting as well. In Lincoln, especially, it was a pleasant surprise to see so many Democrats when they didn’t know there were so many
    Democrats.

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