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ROh70 Donating Member (340 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 12:52 AM
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20. PA primaries - shows us Obama's strength among PA voters, not his weakness
Here's why. In the PA primaries, HRC had a huge 20 point lead, and then Obama whittled it down to single digits. It's only because undecideds broke late and heavily for Clinton that her lead widened on election day.

Now, here's why the undecideds going to HRC at the last minute actually proves Obama's strength in PA, not his weakness. Remember, HRC LOST a significant number of voters leading up to the election. Many of them went to Obama, and many of them became undecided. In other words, most of the undecideds were probably once Hillary supporters who became undecided because of Obama's appeal. Up until the last minute, these voters probably were torn between being loyal to Hillary/Bill, and voting for the new guy. In the end, they ultimately "came home" to Hillary, but obviously that decision was not an easy one, because they couldn't decide until the last minute.

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