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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:42 PM
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Obama wins Wyoming caucus
Source: al Jazeera

Barack Obama, the Illinois senator and Democratic presidential candidate, has won the caucus vote in the US state of Wyoming, beating Hillary Clinton, the senator from New York and campaign rival.

Obama was the projected winner, leading Clinton by a wide margin - 59 per cent to 40 per cent, or 4,459 votes to 3,081, with 96 per cent of the vote counted.

The outcome means Obama will win most of the 12 delegates at stake, a tiny number compared to the 2,025 needed to secure the Democratic Party's presidential nomination at its August convention.



Read more: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/576195EB-FE8D-42...
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maseman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:44 PM
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1. But but but
Hillary's momentum...Hillary's come-back...blah blah blah.
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johnl235 Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:46 PM
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4. link to results in Wyoming, obama did over 60%
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:45 PM
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2. Why did you use Al-Jazeera as a source?
I'm sure there are other sites covering the primaries.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:47 PM
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5. It was the first one that came up.
Google had half a dozen or so when I checked the timing on it for LBN. Why do you care?
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:26 PM
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9. Probably More
Reliable than our news here. :shrug:
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:42 PM
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11. Well, less bad English and loaded language anyway. nt
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 05:45 AM
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15. He follows I/P issues nt
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 03:50 PM
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21. Actually Haaretz or one of the news aggregators is much better for I/P.
Although al Jazeera is sometimes interesting, and it gives a "moderate" Arab view.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 09:11 AM
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16. Al-Jazeera English is an excellent source of news. I have a link to it in my sig line.
I like news sources from all over the world and BBC and Al-Jazeera English are the best international news sources I've found. It is amazing how extremely little information the US media provides about the rest of the world -- I didn't realize how impoverished US news reports were until I started following excellent international news sources that cover all kinds of events in countries around the world.

Give it a try! You might like it.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:39 PM
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20. well put. and true
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:45 PM
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3. Jesus, Hillary's racing car has made another pit stop for repair!
Surely her racing car can't get to the finishing line at this rate?
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Johnny Potpie Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:58 PM
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6. Yay!!
:bounce: :bounce: :applause: :applause: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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proust78 Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:59 PM
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7. Nothing to see here, just another caucus state with a high African American population

I can see why all those people in Wyoming would want to support one of their own. Did you know Wyoming isn't actually a "state"? The only real states are Florida and Michigan.
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maseman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:30 PM
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10. I thought Wyoming was a small city
:rofl:
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:05 PM
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8. But, but, but it doesn't count! It's only a caucus! Obama doesn't win the big states!
:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:49 PM
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12. Ummmm... 7,000 votes... Can we say PRECINCT victory?
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:07 PM
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13. Isn't it funny how, after a week of "Counting the Delegates" we get "Most of" from the "news" media?
HE WON TWO (2) More delegates!

Here's the buried lead.

"...Obama won seven delegates and Clinton won five...."

7-5=2!


Wow! What a momentous "victory!" :eyes:

<http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jv_iErhSo7qRA5nI3OT2... >

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Matteon Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 03:10 AM
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14. Eh, well, HRC opened the door for that...
...by playing up her 20 or so delegate gain in 3/4. They spun that like it was an earth stopper, so BO gaining 3 delegates or whatever in Wyoming gets more spin as well.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:32 PM
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19. It was 2! Not "...3 or whatever...!"
Wow, how soon you forget your masters propaganda from Last Week when it's convenient to do so. :banghead: :grr:
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ozone_man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:06 AM
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17. And there are 6 superdelegates.
I expect they will split in favor of Obama. So, he will likely pick a few more there. In a close race, every delegate counts.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:28 PM
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18. Oh, but the "super delegates" shouldn't count, according to every Pro-Obama poster I've read...
...here, just the "pledged" delegates. So I guess we should count those Democratic votes either, huh? :sarcasm: :hurts:
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ozone_man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 06:45 PM
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23. I would rather they didn't count.
But since they do count, you have to collect as many as you can. Winning Wyoming with a 60:40 majority will probably yield a few more superdelegates for Obama. Probably a 4:2 split.
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mslack Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:20 PM
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22. End of Hillary
Looking like it is going to get harder for Hillary day by day, I just don't see her being able to pull it off.
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