Offering frequent news and analysis from the majestic Evergreen State and beyond, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's unconventional perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Race and gender? Nope.

According to CNN exit polling in Virginia, Obama effectively split the white vote there, garnering 48% to Clinton's 51%. Along gender lines, surely Clinton had the advantage, though, right? Wrong: 58% of women voted for Obama compared to Clinton's 42%.

On issues such as the economy, the establishment Democrat definitely had the advantage, right? Wrong: People for whom our economy was a major concern voted 60% in favor of Obama.

So much for the spin machines and Beltway punditocracy.

After tonight, there will be a lull of a few weeks before contests in Hawaii and Wisconsin. The superdelegates have to be very, very nervous.


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