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Clinton camp tries to downplay Obama caucus sweep
Newsday ^ | Feb. 10, 2008 | BY GLENN THRUSH AND KEITH HERBERT

Posted on 02/10/2008 5:26:32 PM PST by jdm

**EXCERPT**

Hillary Rodham Clinton had hoped her strong showing on Super Tuesday would halt Barack Obama's momentum - but that notion was shattered yesterday as Obama scored blowouts in Washington state, Louisiana and Nebraska.

The Clinton camp had tried to downplay the widely anticipated losses as old news - and her campaign had ceded Louisiana and Nebraska to save their resources for the bigger March 4 contests in Texas and Ohio.

But the big wins for Obama could fuel the perception that he's on a roll, and victories could be scarce for Clinton over the next few weeks if she doesn't prevail in today's closely contested Maine caucuses.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackhusseinobama; choke; clinton; closebutnocigar; hillary; hillbilly; obama; sweep
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1 posted on 02/10/2008 5:26:40 PM PST by jdm
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But the big wins for Obama could fuel the perception that he's on a roll,

The perception? Huh? He's killing her. It's not a perception.

2 posted on 02/10/2008 5:27:32 PM PST by jdm (You must have cookies enabled to log-in.)
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To: jdm

And apparently Maine isn’t going too well for her.

Poor Hillary. I almost shed a tear for her. Almost.


3 posted on 02/10/2008 5:28:41 PM PST by Stimpson_J_Cat
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To: jdm

I perceive he’s on a roll.


4 posted on 02/10/2008 5:29:43 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . "You can't be that way"......... Clint)
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To: jdm
I want her to cry again, and again and again:)
5 posted on 02/10/2008 5:30:08 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: jdm

There's nothing to see here folks, Hillary will win every primary in every state every time. Would Baghdad Bob lie?

6 posted on 02/10/2008 5:30:22 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: jdm

Hillary sacked her campaign manager today. It must be someone else’s fault that most voters would rather have a root canal than listen to her pedantic, boring speeches and watch her fake, over-the-top expressions as she vainly attempts to overcome her robotic nature. Yeppers...that new campaign director will be the answer.


7 posted on 02/10/2008 5:31:41 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: jdm

I think they should just put some ice on it.


8 posted on 02/10/2008 5:31:46 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: jdm

It just goes to show that people prefer stupid over evil. Maybe the GOP has a chance this fall after all.


9 posted on 02/10/2008 5:32:20 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: jdm

10 posted on 02/10/2008 5:32:56 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: jdm

Obama is sucking Hillary’s oxygen faster than Monica hoovering her hubby, errr I mean delivering his pizza.


11 posted on 02/10/2008 5:33:15 PM PST by blackdog
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To: jdm

[cue John Cleese]

“It’s just a flesh wound!”


12 posted on 02/10/2008 5:33:30 PM PST by RichInOC (Anakin Skywalker '08: I Find Your Lack Of Faith...Disturbing.)
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To: jdm
Hillary Rodham Clinton had hoped her strong showing on Super Tuesday would halt Barack Obama's momentum

That is a huge lie. Hillary Clinton was expected to wipe out Obama on Super Tuesday but she failed miserably to do so. Obama won 13 states, she won 8, and he won more "pledged" delegates that day.

13 posted on 02/10/2008 5:33:35 PM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: Paleo Conservative

LOL!


14 posted on 02/10/2008 5:35:55 PM PST by ROTB (Front Runner=rich guy who doesn't hate evil and strives to offend no one, & WILL SELL YOU OUT.)
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To: kittymyrib

15 posted on 02/10/2008 5:36:27 PM PST by ROTB (Front Runner=rich guy who doesn't hate evil and strives to offend no one, & WILL SELL YOU OUT.)
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To: jveritas

I’ve noticed that as well when reading headlines. It’s like they know Hillary will be the victor no matter how many states Obama wins.


16 posted on 02/10/2008 5:38:25 PM PST by blackdog
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To: jveritas

If Hillary doesn’t pull this out with super delegates, she’s not gonna be a very gracious loser.


17 posted on 02/10/2008 5:38:36 PM PST by umgud
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To: jdm

It is Bush’s fault.


18 posted on 02/10/2008 5:40:41 PM PST by sweetiepiezer
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To: umgud

Just who is/was the architect of the “Super Delegate” charade? That’s real big cronie bull$hit pill to have to swallow if I were a registered democrat voter.


19 posted on 02/10/2008 5:40:59 PM PST by blackdog
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To: jdm
"had hoped her strong showing on Super Tuesday"

That there's some mighty powerful spin. Obama is kicking her Butt and I'm enjoying it immensely. Hope it continues. One of the few real joys of this election cycle for me.

20 posted on 02/10/2008 5:42:03 PM PST by TCats (The Clintons Are Not Just Wrong - They Are Certifiable AND Dangerous! See my Page)
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To: umgud

If Hillary doesn’t pull this out with super delegates, she’s not gonna be a very gracious loser.

I wouldn’t bet on this horse race for anything.

superdelegates will seal the deal for hillary,, obama will be asked to suck it up, his followers will stay home, Huckabee is the next President in an upset.

(scary script huh?)

obama is an even worse alternative.. what has politics come the when we are down to these as the “viable” candidates?


21 posted on 02/10/2008 5:44:39 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICEís toll-free tip hotline ó1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: jdm

22 posted on 02/10/2008 5:44:48 PM PST by BJungNan
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To: umgud

Super Delegates sounds like a Dean Wormer concept.


23 posted on 02/10/2008 5:46:52 PM PST by blackdog
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To: jveritas; jdm; blackdog
"That is a huge lie. Hillary Clinton was expected to wipe out Obama on Super Tuesday but she failed miserably to do so. Obama won 13 states, she won 8, and he won more "pledged" delegates that day."

That sure is a whopper of a lie, guys.

[Hillary Rodham Clinton had hoped her strong showing on Super Tuesday would halt Barack Obama's momentum.]

And "strong showing" is code for coming in second or third or fourth....

The Grifters are kidding no one.

24 posted on 02/10/2008 5:49:33 PM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: jdm

Wait’ll Wednesday when they have to downplay losses in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.


25 posted on 02/10/2008 5:50:31 PM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: umgud

If Hillary doesn’t pull this out with super delegates, she’s not gonna be a very gracious loser.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

You obviously have a Doctorate in understatement from Oxford. She will be as mean as a wolverine on steroids with a bad case of rabies.


26 posted on 02/10/2008 5:50:37 PM PST by RipSawyer (Does anyone still believe this is a free country?)
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To: jdm

stake in the heart time folks


27 posted on 02/10/2008 5:50:38 PM PST by beebuster2000 (choice is not not peace or war, but small war now, or big war later masquerading as peace now.)
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To: umgud
If Hillary doesn’t pull this out with super delegates, she’s not gonna be a very gracious loser.

Gracious or not, she'll still be a loser.

28 posted on 02/10/2008 5:51:19 PM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: Stimpson_J_Cat

Maybe it is time for Hillary to really have a break-down now, she needs to get more hysterical.


29 posted on 02/10/2008 5:52:00 PM PST by rodeo-mamma
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To: NormsRevenge
Huckabee is the next President in an upset.

Huck would have to win all remaining primaries by a 85-15% to overtake McCain in delegates.

30 posted on 02/10/2008 5:53:37 PM PST by Jay Howard Smith (Retired(25yrNCO)Military)
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To: kittymyrib

good post, I really enjoyed it!

“It must be someone else’s fault that most voters would rather have a root canal than listen to her pedantic, boring speeches and watch her fake, over-the-top expressions as she vainly attempts to overcome her robotic nature.”


31 posted on 02/10/2008 5:54:19 PM PST by rodeo-mamma
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To: jdm
and victories could be scarce for Clinton over the next few weeks if she doesn't prevail in today's closely contested Maine caucuses.

Ooops! She lost BIG in ME.

32 posted on 02/10/2008 5:54:35 PM PST by woofer (Earth First! We'll mine the other eight later.)
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To: umgud
If Hillary doesn’t pull this out with super delegates, she’s not gonna be a very gracious loser.

Think she'll be any more spiteful to her party as McInsane was/is to the GOP after South Carolina in 2000?

33 posted on 02/10/2008 5:58:16 PM PST by woofer (Earth First! We'll mine the other eight later.)
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To: jdm
["The Clinton camp had tried to downplay the widely anticipated losses as old news..."]

Old news? It was yesterday.

34 posted on 02/10/2008 5:58:53 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: jdm
I was waiting in line at the supermarket this afternoon and noticed one of the tabloids titles.

According to one of them Hillary and Bill have a secret contract. If she loses her bid for the presidency, they are going to get divorced.

That sure explains why Bill is messing up on the campaign trail so much lately.

35 posted on 02/10/2008 5:59:34 PM PST by mware (Americans in arm chairs doing the work of the media.)
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To: jdm

**The perception? Huh? He’s killing her. It’s not a perception.**

True.

“Let’s Move On,” - right Billary? Not going to work this time.


36 posted on 02/10/2008 6:00:02 PM PST by 4Liberty (U.S. Income Tax laws are enforced... but Immigration laws arenít = global tax.)
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To: Stimpson_J_Cat
Not to worry. She'll shed many tears for herself. It's all about her.
37 posted on 02/10/2008 6:01:55 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: jdm
It's not a perception.

It's only a "perception" if you ignore the facts.

38 posted on 02/10/2008 6:03:01 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Huckabee is the next President in an upset.

True. That would upset me.

39 posted on 02/10/2008 6:04:44 PM PST by Rocko ( "Where's the global warming? It's freezing in here." -- Bob Dylan)
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To: jdm

Yep. He’s on a roll.


40 posted on 02/10/2008 6:07:31 PM PST by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he used to say: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: bert

Poppyseed Obama.

He’s definitely on a roll.


41 posted on 02/10/2008 6:08:06 PM PST by Former War Criminal
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To: umgud

What I would like to see is Obama winning the popular votes and delegates in the primaries, and then the super delegates handing her the nomination. Wow, that would really cause turmoil in the ranks.


42 posted on 02/10/2008 6:08:17 PM PST by Signalman
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To: kittymyrib

Hildy put Maggie Williams in as her campaign manager!

Remember Maggie?


43 posted on 02/10/2008 6:08:38 PM PST by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he used to say: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: NormsRevenge

If HIldy does manage to win this, she’ll have no choice but to select Obama as her VP and he will accept.

Sixteen years of Radical Rat rule, right there.


44 posted on 02/10/2008 6:10:20 PM PST by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he used to say: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: Bobkk47
There would be riots in the streets!
45 posted on 02/10/2008 6:10:21 PM PST by kempo (H)
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To: jdm
He did not inhale.

He did not intend to raise taxes.

She didn't know anything about her husband's philandering or those questionable cattle future transactions.

He did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.

She never supported the war.

...And finally, the Clinton campaign is NOT in panic mode over Obama.

Got all that?
46 posted on 02/10/2008 6:10:54 PM PST by dr_who_2
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“Clinton camp tries to downplay Obama caucus sweep”

Oh yeah...by firing her campaign manager. Way to downplay it.


47 posted on 02/10/2008 6:12:10 PM PST by Rosemont
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To: jdm

IT’S A QUAGMIRE! Cut and run!


48 posted on 02/10/2008 6:13:07 PM PST by mirkwood
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To: umgud
If Hillary doesn’t pull this out with super delegates, she’s not gonna be a very gracious loser.

It's heading for the "smokey back rooms" to be sure.

49 posted on 02/10/2008 6:13:24 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Stimpson_J_Cat; jdm
Actually was pretty close, is only a delegate caucus. Those votes are a dress rehearsal and most don't pay no mind to it in Maine. Twas also snowy Sunday and people are more often out snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing or experiencing cabin fever. Obama played the U of M "yut" circuit, Hillary chose Bates with women and their daughters the focus. Chelsea played the Colby circuit where students got to meet and chat with her. 16 delegates Romney owned 24 for the Dems shelled out later.

Note: Obama lost in Mass which is the Kennedy and Kerry backed state.

If you compare "Barry" Obama to Hillary, which you had better start doing..or you will wind up with someone you never expected to take seriously and suddenly see smiling back at ya over HDTV the day after the primary.

The Republicans cannot throw a caucus with any momentum so the voters are not jazzed up to think about a vote, the Democrats go all out for votes...they get people energized! The young showed up, the absent voters, supporters, fence sitters, gawkers like me..

I do see bad days ahead, if this is all the Republicans have to show us..have they become too old, redundant and too easily forgotten in their approach on winning any election? ..That's what may be the winning factor come November.

If you had a voting booth available on the day that Obama and Clinton came to towne, the Republicans would have lost in a landslide. When the Republicans came to towne..oh, wait, they didn't,(except Mainer, Susan Collins; Ron Paul blew through a few days before) they sent friends, family and local speakers who mumbled through their index card delivery.

I attended both, so call it like I saw it.

50 posted on 02/10/2008 6:13:49 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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