Saturday, March 08, 2008

Obama likely winner in Wyoming

By Libby

I'm bored senseless with all the bickering over electability and whose demographics are better but Jeralyn reports on the early returns coming out Wyoming, where it's effectively a closed contest in spite of CNN listing it as an open primary.
Huge turnouts in Wyoming. Registration ended Feb. 22, so those turned away today are not those who decided to vote this weekend, but those who didn't arrive in time. Everyone was told to come an hour early because you had to be in line at 9:00 am.
If Hillary's latest kitchen sink strategy was working, and she is indeed the clear choice of Democrats, one might expect she would be swinging that state like a carnival ride. When I checked CNN's numbers earlier, with 48% reporting, Obama was winning by 23 points. Blogger glitched out for a few hours here though, so in the interim, with 78% now reporting, Clinton whittled that down to a 19 point deficit. I'd venture a guess that Obama will still win with a hefty margin.

I leave you to draw your own conclusions about what that means for the candidates or the party.

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