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Carrieyazel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 09:48 AM
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16. Good analysis overall, but winning states that we are supposed to win, doesn't help us either.
We need to win battleground states in the general election. There's only a handful of them. Both Hillary and Obama are in a world of hurt when it comes to winning these states. Most are dead-center or conservative-leaning, like Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio etc. A McCain candidacy definitely brings serious problems for us. I can't see the electoral map changing all that much with either one. And McCain should carry most of these battlegrounds.

Florida looks to be gone, with McCain as the nominee, and its large military presence. Also New Hampshire is a state where the electorate really likes McCain, and we might lose that one in the fall, despite the Dem gains down the ticket in 2006.
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  -AP-Super Tuesday results: Obama leads Hillary by 2 delegates, with 91 delegates remaining. Hart2008  Feb-09-08 03:21 AM   #0 
  - Man. I was prepared for another close GE, but this primary  andyrowe   Feb-09-08 03:25 AM   #1 
  - Doesn't matter. Next batch of delegates coming up.  dkf   Feb-09-08 03:57 AM   #2 
  - This is now a fight for each and every delegate. Winning the most pledged delegates matters. n/t  Hart2008   Feb-09-08 05:17 AM   #7 
     - Yeah but the outcome for the last batch of delegates is already set, but not known.  dkf   Feb-09-08 05:32 AM   #8 
  - Why Obama is a sure loser in November debacle against McCain-Lieberman  respublicus   Feb-09-08 04:25 AM   #3 
  - Clinton winning Texas? LOL!!!!!!!!!!  thesubstanceofdreams   Feb-09-08 04:36 AM   #4 
  - Obama could very well take Texas.  TexasObserver   Feb-09-08 08:21 AM   #10 
     - Poll after poll shows that Obama is a better match against McCain than Hillary.  Hart2008   Feb-09-08 09:18 AM   #11 
        - Obama Doesn't Beat McCain in Electoral College  RLS21   Feb-09-08 09:39 AM   #13 
        - Nonsense. Hillary won't 15 states in the general election.  TexasObserver   Feb-09-08 09:41 AM   #15 
           - That is absurd. No way Obama wins more than 20 states.  Carrieyazel   Feb-09-08 10:16 AM   #17 
           - Hillary could top Mondale and lose all 50!  Hart2008   Feb-09-08 11:05 AM   #19 
        - Hillary has no better than a 50-50 chance to beat McCain  TexasObserver   Feb-09-08 09:40 AM   #14 
  - Let's clear something up  cali   Feb-09-08 04:43 AM   #5 
  - This post is daft  TomClash   Feb-09-08 05:00 AM   #6 
  - Good analysis overall, but winning states that we are supposed to win, doesn't help us either.  Carrieyazel   Feb-09-08 09:48 AM   #16 
  - Kick for peole who don't read before posting new threads.  Hart2008   Feb-09-08 07:18 AM   #9 
  - Agreed.  TexasObserver   Feb-09-08 09:30 AM   #12 
  - Wooo, you go Barack.  cooolandrew   Feb-09-08 10:21 AM   #18 
 

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