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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 08:41 PM
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Clinton Needs Record Margins, Turnout to Catch Obama (Update1)
Clinton Needs Record Margins, Turnout to Catch Obama (Update1)

By Catherine Dodge and Kristin Jensen



April 21 (Bloomberg) -- To overtake Barack Obama in the nationwide popular vote, Hillary Clinton needs a bigger win in tomorrow's Pennsylvania primary than she has had in any major contest so far. And that's just for starters.

After more than 40 Democratic primaries and caucuses, Obama, the Illinois senator, leads Clinton by more than 800,000 votes. Even if the New York senator wins by more than 20 percentage points tomorrow -- a landslide few experts expect -- she would still have a hard time catching him.

Clinton needs ``blowout numbers,'' says Peter Fenn, a Democratic consultant who isn't affiliated with either campaign. ``The wheels would have to come off the Obama bus, and the engine would have to blow.''

A popular-vote victory is vital to Clinton's chances because she is likely to end the primaries still trailing Obama, 46, in the race for delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

According to an unofficial tally by the Associated Press, Obama currently leads by a margin of 1,645 to 1,504 among pledged delegates and those superdelegates -- elected and party officials who get an automatic vote on the nomination -- who have indicated a preference. It will take 2,025 delegates to win the nomination.

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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 08:43 PM
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1. She's been dead in the water for weeks.
We're just going through the motions here.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 08:43 PM
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2. Nationwide popular vote doesn't count for nothing
Not a Hill. of beans.

She needs delegates and she's unlikely to get em.
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 08:45 PM
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3. Vote early and often for HRC!!! Dead people count too ya'know.
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