Skip to main content

Brand spanking new polling from Rasmussen shows that Hillary has opened up a 15 point lead in the very, very critical state of Pennsylvania!

Before anyone starts spouting about Delegate Math, Jonathan Alter, etc. etc. etc. -- keep the following in mind:

There will be a revote in Florida and Michigan.  You can bet on it.  If we don't find a way to do this, we will alienate these two states and jeopardize our chances in the fall.  Does anyone not believe that this is necessary now that Obama has failed to close the sale?

And Hillary will clobber Obama in Florida, I expect her to win by better than 60 - 40.  Michigan will be closer, but I see it as another solid win for Hillary.

If Obama can't win in PA, and in fact if he gets clobbered there, he will have a major problem convincing the uncommitted Superdelegates to put him over the top.  

I expect a Hillary / Obama ticket to be the most likely outcome of the contest at this point.

Originally posted to markusd on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 11:08 AM PST.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site