Obama Crushed Clinton in Hawaii

In addition to beating Clinton in Wisconsin by a large margin, Obama also crushed her in Hawaii where he got 76% of the vote to her 24%.  This result has probably been overshadowed by Wisconsin because of the timezone difference.  Hawaii is another caucus state, so what this result probably tells us is that the Obama campaign had better organization again and was able to turn out more votes.  The Clinton campaign is just not competitive in these caucus states.  The reason for this is that they did not set up ground operations in any of these states before Super Tuesday because they were over-confident and thought they would lock up the nomination before then.  It’s been all downhill since then because they can’t make up for lost time.

Obama and Clinton are like Aesop’s tortoise and hare.  Clinton took a quick lead but then decided to take a snooze in the middle of the race, during which Obama slowly crawled past her until he was far ahead.  She’s way too far behind now to catch him.  If only she had read Chelsea more fairy tales or paid attention when she did read them.


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2 Responses to “Obama Crushed Clinton in Hawaii”

  1. wanderer7 Says:

    it’s not Hilary’s fault that no-one likes her. Some people just aren’t personable. I think she over-reached in the first place. Just being in Congress should have been enough.

    but hubris infects all.

  2. rberlind Says:

    I heard some interesting commentary on MSNBC this morning suggesting that Hillary Clinton really enjoys being in the Senate while Barack Obama does not. Her deep knowledge of policy issues serves her well in the Senate and has gained her respect from both Democrats and Republicans. Obama seems to have more of an “executive personality” and prefers to be in charge of things rather than one among many.

    If Clinton does lose the race, I hope she remains in the Senate rather than retreating from politics altogether. She might ultimately learn what Ted Kennedy learned, namely that a career in Congress can be rewarding in its own right.

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