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Clinton's Victory Demeans Uplifting Politics
Clinton's Victory Demeans Uplifting Politics
OPINION

Clinton's Victory Demeans Uplifting Politics

NY Times columnists is sickened by Democrat's pandering

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton prevailed in Pennsylvania by dragging Barack Obama's bipartisan, hopeful vision through the muck, proving politics is “frequently mean and irrational,” Gail Collins writes in the New York Times. Clinton showed that the playing field is dirty, and that even the junior senator from Illinois would go...

Dems Look Small After Pa. Gutter Fight
Dems Look Small After Pa. Gutter Fight
Analysis

Dems Look Small After Pa. Gutter Fight

Obama 'no longer the darling of his party,' took the biggest hit

(Newser) - Barack Obama, once the fresh-faced symbol of a new kind of politics, emerged from the Pennsylvania primary “stale, battered, and embittered,” Joe Klein writes in a stunningly dour piece on the state of the Democratic race in Time. Dragged into a morass of character attacks, some of it ...

Obama Aide: Dems Don't Win White Working Class Anyway

Bill Clinton pounces on comments in NC

(Newser) - Barack Obama’s top strategist yesterday downplayed the demographic that sank his candidate in Pennsylvania on NPR, noting that the “white working class has gone to the Republican nominee for many elections, going back even to the Clinton years.” Added David Axelrod: "This is not new that...

Race Looms Large After Obama Loss
Race Looms Large After Obama Loss

Race Looms Large After Obama Loss

Dems start asking whether a black candidate can win

(Newser) - Until recently, Barack Obama seemed to have quashed concerns about the chances of an African-American winning the White House. But as he inches closer to the nomination, more Democrats are beginning to ask whether white and other non-black voters will elect a black man in November. The question has taken...

Is Barack on the Rocks?
 Is Barack on the Rocks? 
OPINION

Is Barack on the Rocks?

Punditry ponders electability gaps, buyer's remorse, next moves for Obama

(Newser) - How bad is the Pennsylvania result for Team Obama and what does it mean going forward? Three writers think it through:
  • “He can’t finish her off,” says Dan Kennedy in the Guardian. Obama scooped up presumptive-nominee status too soon, and now Americans have “buyer’s remorse”
...

Pa. Primary Changed the Spin, not the Race

Both candidates try to shape narrative after predictable outcome

(Newser) - The Pennsylvania primary didn't change the basic parameters of the race for the Democratic nomination in any significant way, Andrew Romano writes in Newsweek. But it had a huge effect on the narrative, handing Hillary Clinton Exhibit A for her claim that  Barack Obama can't win over white men. She...

Hillary Win Leaves Dems Unmoved, Barack Weaker
Hillary Win Leaves Dems Unmoved, Barack Weaker
ANALYSIS

Hillary Win Leaves Dems Unmoved, Barack Weaker

Pennsylvania primary changed nothing, party operatives agree

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's 10-point win in Pennsylvania leaves the Democratic Party in the same quandary it was in before the primary, writes Carolyn Lochhead in the San Francisco Chronicle, but with the pressure ratcheted up. While the race did not much improve Clinton's chances, it did expose Barack Obama's possible weaknesses...

Steadfast Coalition Delivers 55-45% Clinton Win
Steadfast Coalition Delivers 55-45%
Clinton Win
ANALYSIS

Steadfast Coalition Delivers 55-45% Clinton Win

Women, whites, working-class were key

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton conquered Pennsylvania with the same coalition that drove her to victory in Ohio: white women, blue-collar workers and older voters. And once again, voters who decided in the last days of the primary skewed heavily toward the New York senator, reports Politico. The only surprise in her 55-45%...

Obama Looks to Next Primaries
  Obama Looks to Next Primaries 

Obama Looks to Next Primaries

He thanks supporters for not allowing a Pennsylvania blowout

(Newser) - Barack Obama looked to the next primaries in his speech tonight, applauding his supporters for making inroads against Hillary Clinton in the Pennsylvania primary despite his loss, CNN reports. Obama pushed his theme of changing politics-as-usual, saying, "It's easy to get consumed by the tit-for-tat," when the country...

Clinton Celebrates Pa. Win
 Clinton Celebrates Pa. Win 

Clinton Celebrates Pa. Win

She asks donors to go to her website

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton savored her win in the Pennsylvania primary tonight, pitching herself in her victory speech as the toughest Democratic contender for the job. She dismissed calls for her to drop out of the race, adding, "The American people don't quit and they deserve a president who doesn't quit,...

Hillary Notches Critical Win in Pennsylvania

She gets boost she needs to keep Democratic tussle with Obama going

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton gave her campaign a jolt of life tonight with a decisive win in the Pennsylvania primary, NBC News reports. With 99% of results in, Clinton led 55% to 45%, a margin of victory that gives her campaign enough credibility to remain in the race. "The tide is...

Blue-Collar White Voters Back Clinton

Exit polls give her big edge; he wins more than 90% of black vote

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton fared especially well among white, blue-collar voters in Pennsylvania, exit polls show. She won two-thirds of their votes, her best showing among that group to date, the AP reports. She also won among women overall and late deciders. Barack Obama, meanwhile, won among young voters and affluent voters....

Pennsylvania: When a Win Is Not a Win
Pennsylvania: When a Win Is Not a Win
ANALYSIS

Pennsylvania: When a Win Is Not a Win

Clear-cut margin of victory needed to be convincing

(Newser) - Polls agree that Hillary Clinton should win the popular vote today in Pennsylvania, but watchers say that victory won't be clear-cut. Adam Nagourney in the New York Times and Peter Wallsten in the Los Angeles Times predict that while an outright Clinton loss would end her candidacy and a 10-point...

Demos to Watch in Pa. Vote
 Demos to Watch in Pa. Vote 
Analysis

Demos to Watch in Pa. Vote

Breaking down the groups that will decide the election

(Newser) - Some of the election season’s most intriguing demographics will be out in force in today’s Pennsylvania primary. The Wall Street Journal breaks down who they are and how they might vote in November.
  • Working-class white males mostly went red in 2006, supporting Republicans by a 14-point margin. Increased
...

Pennsylvania: The Obama Referendum
Pennsylvania: The Obama Referendum
OPINION

Pennsylvania: The Obama Referendum

Pundit says today's vote is on how voters perceive the candidate

(Newser) - As Pennsylvanians go to the polls on what could be the decisive day of the Democratic primary, one columnist sees today's vote not as a race between two candidates, but a referendum on one. Barack Obama has appeared as both populist and elitist, crusader and policy wonk, black and post-racial....

New Hillary Attack Ad Features bin Laden

Hillary invokes terrorist to cast doubt on Obama's readiness

(Newser) - Voters go to the polls today in Pennsylvania after a bruising last day of campaigning in which Hillary Clinton unleashed a particularly harsh attack ad that uses an image of Osama bin Laden. The TV spot shows news footage of Black Thursday, Pearl Harbor, the Berlin Wall and the mastermind...

In Pa., Clinton Has a Math Problem
In Pa., Clinton Has a Math Problem

In Pa., Clinton Has a Math Problem

Only 'blowout numbers' can help case against Obama, experts say

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton must rack up unprecedented numbers in tomorrow’s Pennsylvania primary to challenge Barack Obama’s 800,000-vote lead in the national popular vote, Bloomberg reports. She needs a 25-point margin plus record turnout—2 million in a state where only 800,000 went to the polls in 2004—...

Pressed in Pa., Obama Steps Up Attacks

Her lead shrinking, Clinton notes his departure from positivity

(Newser) - Lagging a day before the high-stakes Pennsylvania primary, Barack Obama has intensified his attacks on Hillary Clinton, painting her as a typical Washington insider, the New York Times reports. Clinton fired back, accusing Obama of dropping his hopeful message in favor of old-style politics himself. Clinton holds a 5- or...

Dems Shower Each Other With Attacks

Clinton, Obama swing hard as Pa. primary nears

(Newser) - Democratic hopefuls blasted each other's tactics today as Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary fast approaches, the Caucus blog reports. Hillary Clinton called Barack Obama's campaign "negative" and released an ad saying he spreads “false charges” about her health care plan. Obama's camp rolled out an ad rejecting her claim that...

Chelsea Swings Through Philly's Gay Clubs

Enamored crowd follows her on 'gay pub crawl'

(Newser) - Chelsea Clinton met with wild and drunken support on her “gay pub crawl” through Philadelphia last night, the Patriot-News reports. “Chelsea, the gays love you!” cried one supporter. “We love your highlights,” shouted another. “Thank you, but that’s not why you should vote...

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