Look closely and you’ll see the lattes and Volvos.Photo: Getty Images Today we are reminded, once again, that the race for the Democratic nomination hasn’t yet ended, as Kentucky and Oregon hold primaries for their mostly white residents. In Kentucky, voters are expected to hand Clinton another huge victory that comes a little too late to matter. Oregonians — 75,000 of whom swarmed into a single Obama rally in Portland over the weekend — are expected to reward Obama with an overall majority in total pledged delegates (which doesn’t really matter since he’ll need superdelegates anyway, but it’s still nice for him). Obama will bring the campaign full circle by traveling to Iowa tonight, the place where this all began, to deliver a triumphant victory speech speech proclaiming that he’s won the most pledged delegates but it’s still totally cool with him if Clinton wants to keep running. • Jeff Zeleny and Patrick Healy … [Read more...] about Obama Likely to Clinch Delegate Count Tonight — and Then What?
Yeah, um, this is going to go on until mid-June. Thank God for Purell.Photo: Getty ImagesThe dust has settled on Oregon and Kentucky, and both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama took home a win, as expected. With 88 percent of the votes in Oregon now tabulated, Obama leads 58 percent to 42 percent, with 21 projected delegates to Clinton’s 14. In Kentucky, where all precincts have reported, Clinton walloped Obama 65 percent to 30 percent, earning 37 delegates to his 14. Obama chose not to declare the race over, as was speculated previously, during his victory speech in Iowa. “The skeptics predicted we wouldn’t get very far,” he told the crowd assembled last night. “The cynics dismissed us as a lot of hype and a little too much hope. And by the fall, the pundits in Washington had all but counted us out. But the people of Iowa had a different idea.” Hillary, for her part, remained optimistic. “You’ve never given up on me, because you know … [Read more...] about Hillary Crushes in Kentucky, Oregon Backs Obama
Photo: Getty Images Last night, as expected (and detailed here), Clinton walloped Obama in Kentucky, and Obama soundly beat Clinton in Oregon. Clinton netted somewhere around 150,000 popular votes over Obama, but they’ll be about as useful as $150,000 on the Lost island: She can’t spend it on anything, and it won’t help her defeat the smoke monster. Which is why Obama sounded cautiously triumphant last night in his Iowa speech. But while he’s on the verge of officially clinching the nomination, Obama has more discouraging exit polls to ponder. • Noam Scheiber is “agnostic” on Obama’s speech last night: On the one hand, it took attention away from Clinton’s Kentucky victory, but while he was very gracious, it could have alienated Clinton voters. It was also a “logical conclusion” to the Obama campaign’s strategy of obsessing over pledged delegates. [Stump/New Republic] • Jim Geraghty thinks Obama is … [Read more...] about Pundits Weigh Obama’s Kentucky Drubbing
We are frogs in boiling water.When President Trump first blew the whistle — in a now-famous 2017 tweet that misspelled the word “tapp” — on the previous administration’s spying operation against his presidential campaign at the height of the election, Swamp creatures laughed. They ridiculed. They mocked. It was a lie, they said. Never happened. And the gaslight media backed them up. They whitewashed the whole thing for their friends in the Obama administration. And for their friends in the federal administrative state. Today, after enduring two years of spinning, counter-leaks and relentless lies, we know officially what any sensible person knew from the beginning. The FBI spied on an official they believed — or pretended to believe — was working inside the 2016 Trump presidential campaign on behalf of the Russian government to hijack the election and install a Manchurian candidate who would give America away to Moscow. The FBI never … [Read more...] about The Nuclear Option: Obama Spied, FBI Lied — But Trump Impeached?
Most Democratic voters say that they believe former President Barack Obama was a better president than founding father and first U.S. president George Washington, according to a recent poll.The Monmouth University poll found that 63 percent of Democrats thought that Obama was a better president than Washington. Only 29 percent of those polled thought that Washington was better than the 44th president. Out of all the registered voters surveyed, 58 percent said Washington was a better president than Obama, who had 33 percent supporting him. Compared to President Donald Trump, Washington got 71 percent support, while only 15 percent thought Trump was a better president than the founding father. Among Republicans, 44 percent of them said Washington was a better president than Trump, while 37 percent said Trump is a better president than Washington. The founding father beat out both modern-day presidents among independents, with 72 percent who say he is better than Trump and 62 … [Read more...] about Poll: Most Democrats Think Obama Was Better President than Washington