Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Sasquatch, Mar 8, 2008.
With 65% of the precincts reporting, Obama leads 58% to 41%.
maybe hillary will be on snl again and bump her ratings.
Do they get snl in wyoming?
Come on, where's the Hillary love!
I want a hillary/obama ticket.
Not an Obama/Hillary ticket.
March 8, 2008, 5:06PM
Obama wins Wyoming caucuses
12 delegates were up for grabs in historic Democratic turnout
By MEAD GRUVER
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CASPER, Wyo. — Barack Obama wins Wyoming's Democratic presidential caucuses just days after suffering a setback when his rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, won big in Texas and two other states.
Early returns showed Obama leading with 58 percent, or 2,332 votes, to Clinton's 41 percent, or 1,642 votes, with 13 out of 23 counties reporting.
Obama generally has outperformed Clinton in caucuses, which reward organization and voter passion more than do primaries. The Illinois senator has won 12 caucuses to Clinton's three.
But Clinton threw some effort into Wyoming, perhaps hoping for an upset that would yield few delegates but considerable buzz and momentum. The New York senator campaigned Friday in Cheyenne and Casper. Former President Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea, also campaigned this week in the sprawling and lightly populated state.
Obama campaigned in Casper and Laramie on Friday, but spent part of his time dealing with the fallout from an aide's harsh words about Clinton and suggestions that Obama wouldn't move as quickly to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq if elected. In Casper, Obama said Clinton had no standing to challenge his position on the war because she had voted to authorize it in 2002.
Clinton, buoyed by big wins in Ohio and Texas on Tuesday, said she faced an uphill fight in Wyoming. Her campaign also holds out little hope for Tuesday's primary in Mississippi, which has a large black population.
Both candidates were looking ahead to the bigger prize — delegate-rich Pennsylvania on April 22.
In Wyoming, 12 national convention delegates were at stake. During the first caucuses of the day, it appeared the state's Democrats were showing up in record numbers. In 2004, a mere 675 people statewide took part in the caucuses.
Party officials were struggling with how to handle the overflow crowds. The start of the Converse County caucus was delayed due to long lines.
In Cheyenne, scores of late arrivers were turned away when party officials stopped allowing people to get in line at 11 a.m. EST. A party worker stood at the end of the line with a sign reading, "End of the line. Caucus rules require the voter registration process to be closed at this time."
State party spokesman Bill Luckett said they were obligated to follow its rules as well as those of the Democratic National Committee regarding caucus procedures.
After initially accepting provisional ballots from about 20 people who remained behind at the caucus site, party officials said they and both campaigns had decided not to count those votes. John Millin, state party chairman, said doing so would have been unfair to those who had left after being turned away.
About 59,000 registered Democrats are eligible to participate in Wyoming's caucuses.
Only in the last few weeks have the campaigns stepped up their presence in Wyoming, opening offices and calling voters and sending mailers.
Not including Wyoming delegates, which have not yet been allocated, Obama held the lead in delegates, 1,571-1,463. But Clinton has the edge with superdelegates — the party officials and elected leaders — 242-210. A total of 2,025 delegates is needed to win the nomination.
Associated Press writers Bob Moen in Casper and Matt Joyce and Ben Neary in Cheyenne contributed to this report.
I'm still holding out hope.
She winds up winning the nomination and presidency...you are in BIG trouble my friend. BIG.
Not to worry. She ain't got a snow ball's chance.
That's what people said about bush for the second term.
Nope...the only way she has NO chance is if she does not win the primaries...to which you and others keep wanting her to win.
This is not Bush. This is hillary. You underestimate the pure unadulterated hate and disgust this woman brings out in people.
I've said before that the Republicans could run a ******** squirrel and win against Hillary.
Please give Obama a +5 Holy Defender to slay the undead beast once and for all.
She's like a zombie that refuses to die.
Well that's sure as hell what you have.