RALEIGH, N.C. – Barack Obama, propelled to within touching distance of the Democratic nomination by an emphatic win in North Carolina and a stronger-than-expected showing in Indiana, made light of Hillary Clinton’s hopes for a “game-changing” result during his victory speech here last night.
“Today, what North Carolina decided is that the only game that Read More
Tuesday was a decisive night for Barack Obama.
Hillary Clinton won Indiana, barely, giving her as many states on the day as Obama got.
But the result made clear one thing: It doesn’t matter anymore.
Ever since she fell hopelessly behind Obama in the pledged-delegate and popular-vote counts during a string of February defeats, Clinton Read More
Barack Obama’s campaign just released the remarks he’s prepared for tonight’s primary night rally in Raleigh, N.C., in which he said his campaign stands “less than two hundred delegates away from securing the Democratic nomination ….”
He called Hillary Clinton a “formidable opponent,” and congratulated her for her victory in Indiana, and expressed confidence that Read More
Barack Obama is winning. North Carolina is his, comfortably, and his delegate-count continues to climb ever closer to a requisite primary-ending majority.
So why has his campaign felt like a long march over broken glass?
“It is painful to watch,” said an influential Obama supporter and delegate in an interview the day before the North Read More
A pair of outright wins by Hillary Clinton on Tuesday could prompt immediate chaos, with already-jittery Democrats questioning anew Barack Obama’s general election viability and Clinton potentially moving into position to run the table in the remaining contests and to reverse some of the crucial metrics that have favored Obama and sustained his perceived inevitability Read More
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In a long, impassioned speech last night, Michelle Obama tried one last time before the primary here to combat the idea that she and her husband were elitists, and excoriated Hillary Clinton for her gas-tax “holiday” proposal and her 2002 vote on Iraq.
The personal slights aimed at her family seemed to Read More
To view the North Carolina Democratic primary from outside the state is to view an ascendant Hillary Clinton and a Barack Obama mired in “bitter” and Jeremiah Wright. To view the primary from inside North Carolina is to see almost the exact opposite.
I traveled back and forth from Charlotte, the largest city in Read More
HIGH POINT, N.C.—Sounding a sharply populist note the day before the North Carolina and Indiana primaries, Hillary Clinton tore into China, OPEC, oil companies, "Wall Street bankers" and predatory lenders during a 35-minute speech at the train station in this town of 100,000 around noon today.
In the process, she sought once again to Read More
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Bill Clinton, making a late plea for votes on his wife’s behalf here yesterday, asserted that “academic study after academic study” had shown the former first lady to be the victim of “the most slanted press coverage in American history” during this campaign.
Though it was not clear exactly what studies he Read More
So far, 2008 has been the year of artificial momentum and warped expectations, and Hillary Clinton has been the beneficiary.
In contest after contest this primary season, we have seen the illusion of momentum, created by the spillover effect from recent results and whatever the dominant media narrative of the moment happens to be. So, Read More