Tuesday, May 20, 2008

kentucky liveblog, part 3

8:13 p.m. - FOX: This loss is embarrassing for the Obama campaign. Hillary's voters won't vote for Obama, they're going to McCain.
8:15 p.m. - Republican voters said they'd vote for Gore in 2000 because they were mad that Bush bested McCain, but they came home in November.
8:17 p.m. - CNN Breaking News: Because of proportional delegate allocation in Kentucky, even though he's losing there in a landslide, he just went over the majority of pledged delegates... 1627 delegates.
8:19 p.m. - John King: Obama's argument to superdelegates is "I have won the majority of pledged delegates." He is also leading in superdelegates.
8:20 p.m. - John King: Obama campaign will say, we are the Democratic party, I'm winning more votes, let's be democratic.
8:23 p.m. - Sean Hannity is reporting on Obama flip-flop on Iran. Shows video of Obama saying that Iran is not a serious threat, and now today in Montana said that Iran is a grave threat. "This is a campaign ad in the making here."
8:25 p.m. - MSNBC: Dream ticket won't happen because Hillary is going to push through June 3 to drive up her numbers, she doesn't even know what she wants to do with those numbers yet, just to say she did it.
8:26 p.m. - They are within one delegate of getting the majority, but it doesn't do the Obama campaign any good to write off a whole region of the country. Hillary is starting off the night winning Kentucky by 250,000. Obama campaign was "too cute by half" and they're realizing it now.
8:27 p.m. - On June 3, Rahm Emanuel and other House leadership will come out for Obama when he is much closer to the required number of delegates to win the nomination.
8:28 p.m. - Hillary is emboldened to go on through June 3 now, and to dare them to do that.
8:29 p.m. - Chris Matthews: Forget the Bradley effect, these people are quite willing to say that they are voting based on race. Harold Ford, Jr.: Obama made a mistake tonight, he should have been in Kentucky and then this margin would have been closer. What does he have to do to win Appalachian voters over if he is the nominee?
8:30 p.m. - Joe Scarborough: This is not so much about race. It's not only the image Obama is projecting, elitist McGovern/Dukakis wing of the party, his bitter comments... when a candidate says that voters cling to guns and God and bigotry, that's going to cut into your margin in Small Town, Kentucky.
8:31 p.m. - Scarborough: Obama needs to act like he gives a damn. He didn't listen to you when you said he needed to roll up his sleeves and go to Pennsylvania, West Virginia. If they believe that he'll fight for them, they don't care if he's purple.
8:32 p.m. - Anderson Cooper on CNN: There had been talk a couple of days ago that Obama would declare victory in Iowa.
8:33 p.m. - Donna Brazile: This state (Iowa) put him on the path to the White House twenty weeks ago. This is going to be an important swing state in the fall.
8:34 p.m. - CNN: The nominee is decided by delegates, not the popular vote. Clinton campaign's claim is especially ridiculous because we don't know how many votes were cast in the Iowa caucus, for instance. It has to be wrong for Hillary to ahead because there is no accurate popular vote number.
8:35 p.m. - CNN: I'm not saying that Hillary can win, but when we use these manufactured things like pledged delegates, we can't call out Hillary for using popular vote.
8:36 p.m. - With almost 100% of Kentucky precincts reporting, it looks like the final vote tally in that state will be 65-30 in favor of Clinton, giving her an enormous thirty-five point victory.
8:38 p.m. - Anderson Cooper: We're waiting on Barack Obama to speak live in Des Moines.

Live-blogging is done for now. We'll try and get a video of Obama's remarks up after he speaks in Iowa. And come back later tonight for Oregon results.

No comments: