Patterico's Pontifications


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.


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

97% reporting –
Obama 41%
Clinton 58%


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.


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.


Breaking: Huckabee Out

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


Rhode Island

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

[Guest post by DRJ]

From CNN:


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%


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:


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%


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%

[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%


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.


Question: Will Hillary Drop Out Tomorrow?

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

Answer: not a chance.

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