Patterico's Pontifications

3/4/2008

BREAKING: Fox Calls Texas for Clinton

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:47 pm

She wins Ohio and Texas.

Happy days are here again.

UPDATE: CNN’s main page is also declaring Hillary the winner of the Texas primaries.

Another Live Blog Coming Up (UPDATED: It’s Live) (UPDATED AGAIN: Closed)

Filed under: 2008 Election — Patterico @ 8:00 pm

I’m addicted to that live-blog widget. I’m going to start another live blog/chat here at 8:30 – 8:45 p.m.

UPDATE: Ah, heck, let’s just start it now. I may be gone from time to time, but I think there’s a way to deal with that. Here we go:

UPDATE x2: We’re done. Thanks to everyone who participated. It was fun. We’ll definitely do this again.

The Democratic Vote in Ohio and Texas

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 7:52 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

The only races that are currently undecided are the Democratic contests in Ohio and Texas. Updated numbers for those races will be posted here.

OHIO:

56% reporting –
Obama 40%
Clinton 58% – [CNN projects Clinton the winner in Ohio.]

97% reporting –
Obama 41%
Clinton 58%

TEXAS:

25% reporting –
Obama 49%
Clinton 49%

33% reporting –
Obama 48%
Clinton 50%

39% reporting –
Obama 49%
Clinton 50%

46% reporting –
Obama 48%
Clinton 50%

76% reporting –
Obama 47%
Clinton 51% – [CNN projects Clinton the winner of the primary.]

All data is from CNN. I’ll update the results as long as possible. Feel free to add your updates in the comments, and thanks for your help.

— DRJ

McCain and the Republican Nomination

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 7:38 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

John McCain reached 1191 delegates tonight and clinched the GOP nomination. He gave what sounded like a convention acceptance speech in Dallas in what was clearly designed to foreshadow the GOP convention. As far as I could tell, he had prime-time coverage on all the cable news networks.

McCain gave a good speech and vigorously made the case for the main conservative talking points: Win in Iraq, no taxes, and fiscal responsibility. He was positive, upbeat, and even sounded a little Reaganesque.

I think he helped his chances with that speech.

— DRJ

Breaking: Huckabee Out

Filed under: 2008 Election,General — Patterico @ 6:25 pm

Finally.

Rhode Island

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 6:23 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

From CNN:

RHODE ISLAND:

13% reporting –
Obama 46%
Clinton 53% – [CNN projects Clinton the winner.]

McCain 63% – [CNN projects McCain the winner.]
Huckabee 22%

49% reporting –
Obama 38%
Clinton 61%

McCain 64%
Huckabee 23%

— DRJ

Vermont with a Dash of Ohio and Texas

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 5:23 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

I’ll take the early announcements and leave the late-night election-watching to Patterico.

According to CNN:

VERMONT:

20% reporting –
Obama 60% – [CNN projects Obama the winner.]
Clinton 38%

McCain 71% – [CNN projects McCain the winner.]
Huckabee 16%

42% reporting –
Obama 59%
Clinton 39%

McCain 72%
Huckabee 15%
Paul 7%

70% reporting –
Obama 60%
Clinton 38%

McCain 72%
Huckabee 14%
Paul 7%

OHIO:

3% reporting –
Obama 39%
Clinton 59%

McCain 60% – [CNN projects McCain the winner.]
Huckabee 30%

35% reporting –
Obama 41%
Clinton 57%

McCain 59%
Huckabee 31%
Paul 5%

TEXAS PRIMARY:
[Last polls close at 9 PM EST – El Paso is on Mountain time.
These results are apparently from early voting in several counties.]

2% reporting –
Obama 54%
Clinton 45%

McCain 56% – [CNN projects McCain the winner.]
Huckabee 32%
Paul 4%

15% reporting –
Obama 50%
Clinton 48%

McCain 55%
Huckabee 34%
Paul 5%

— DRJ

Mini-Live Blog

Filed under: 2008 Election — Patterico @ 5:12 pm

[UPDATE: I closed this chat out, but I have started another live chat here, if you want to participate now.]

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or something like that. Allah and Captain Ed are liveblogging election results. I thought I’d try out the little widget they are using for a few minutes. Since 1) I can only do it for maybe 20 minutes or so; 2) I have nothing to say; and 3) I have comparatively almost no traffic, this is certain to be a failure. But why let the certainty of failure keep us from trying?

Here goes nothing. I mean that.

UPDATE: Chat is over. That was fun.

UPDATE x2: I may do a new one of these around 8:30 to 8:45 p.m. tonight.

DailyKos’ Post Objects to Clinton Ad

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 3:52 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Who needs Republicans when DailyKos is here to call the Clinton campaign on the carpet for darkening a photo of Barack Obama?

“I’m not accusing Hillary of technically being a racist. But she is cynically exploiting racism to further her personal ambition, and it’s part of a pattern. She’s doing it to a fellow Democrat who’s virtually certain to be the nominee.”

There are photos at the Kos link and the Clinton campaign response is reported here. Wonkette weighs in, too.

— DRJ

Question: Will Hillary Drop Out Tomorrow?

Filed under: 2008 Election — Patterico @ 7:19 am

Answer: not a chance.

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