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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 12:25 PM
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12. What if he did that and still didn't win?
How do you think white racist voters in the state would've done if he had been all over Philly embracing his *shudder* blackness? If his white support had gone down to 30%, what would that have done to his chances for the nomination, even if he had pulled out a win in PA? You think that Clinton wouldn't have gone running to the SDs with that?

That's the real story of the Pennsylvania election. In order to win PA, he had to risk losing the entire nomination.
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  -Philly Daily News: Did Obama blow the election by blowing off Philly? Laura PackYourBags  Apr-24-08 11:57 AM   #0 
  - One thing that has been overlooked about Philly is Obama got clobbered in Latino wards  jackson_dem   Apr-24-08 12:07 PM   #1 
  - The Latino population in Philadelphia is quite small  tishaLA   Apr-24-08 12:51 PM   #19 
  - You're right!!  Beacool   Apr-25-08 08:50 AM   #34 
  - Would it kill these journalists to actually check facts?  Kristi1696   Apr-24-08 12:08 PM   #2 
  - Heh.  redqueen   Apr-24-08 12:09 PM   #3 
  - Yes, he did.  FLDem5   Apr-25-08 07:25 AM   #25 
  - Generally, I like Rendell, BUT  JackintheGreen   Apr-24-08 12:12 PM   #4 
  - I agree in a way. He should have really concentrated more on Philly and the burbs  book_worm   Apr-24-08 12:14 PM   #5 
  - fyi, as of today, there are still 40 precincts not counted in Philly nt  Laura PackYourBags   Apr-24-08 12:17 PM   #6 
  - Very interesting. Do you know why they have not yet been counted?  flpoljunkie   Apr-24-08 12:21 PM   #10 
     - My guess is provisionals.  Kristi1696   Apr-24-08 12:49 PM   #17 
     - So they'd hold the hard vote and report it all at once with the provisionals?  Laura PackYourBags   Apr-24-08 10:44 PM   #21 
        - Unlikely. It looks like they were having machine troubles.  Kristi1696   Apr-25-08 08:50 AM   #33 
     - no - can't find anything yet. I looked in the Philly papers - man  Laura PackYourBags   Apr-24-08 10:43 PM   #20 
        - They've reported now.  Kristi1696   Apr-24-08 10:45 PM   #22 
           - WHAT ?? How can this be? 40 precincts in Philly and it didn't  Laura PackYourBags   Apr-25-08 07:20 AM   #23 
              - It depends where the precincts were from.  Kristi1696   Apr-25-08 08:20 AM   #28 
  - .  Kristi1696   Apr-24-08 12:20 PM   #8 
     - I think you're absolutely correct.  Tatiana   Apr-24-08 12:23 PM   #11 
     - You're right - he was between a rock and a hard place in PA  Laura PackYourBags   Apr-25-08 07:23 AM   #24 
  - imagine if he had  northzax   Apr-24-08 12:18 PM   #7 
  - What if he did that and still didn't win?  Kristi1696   Apr-24-08 12:25 PM   #12 
     - so, how do you figure the math works in November?  northzax   Apr-24-08 12:32 PM   #15 
        - It's not an issue in the Midwest.  Kristi1696   Apr-24-08 12:47 PM   #16 
  - Yeah no one ever saw Obama in Philly.  izzybeans   Apr-24-08 12:20 PM   #9 
  - I saw him three times in Philly.  Kristi1696   Apr-24-08 12:28 PM   #14 
  - he netted 130,000 votes out of Philly...that's 30,000 more than they had hoped for  JackORoses   Apr-24-08 12:25 PM   #13 
  - Rendell was positively BEAMING yesterday (as was the newsette)  SoCalDem   Apr-24-08 12:50 PM   #18 
  - he's going to win  Magic Rat   Apr-25-08 07:27 AM   #26 
  - Damned if you do, damned if you don't  BeyondGeography   Apr-25-08 07:29 AM   #27 
  - A Clinton Campaign Staffer Criticizing the Obama Campaign? HAHAHAHAHAHA  olkaz   Apr-25-08 08:24 AM   #29 
  - did you miss this part of the OP:  flowomo   Apr-25-08 08:38 AM   #30 
     - Oh I know, and I'm not saying it was a mistake.  olkaz   Apr-25-08 08:43 AM   #31 
  - Could it be that the Obama campaign knew Philly was covered...  zulchzulu   Apr-25-08 08:48 AM   #32 

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