Thunderpig’s Mirror

How Hillary Won Ohio

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 6, 2008

It came down to places like “The Little Smokies,” the hilly region where the Scioto and Ohio rivers meet, more than 200 miles south of Cleveland.

There, 81 percent of Scioto County’s Democratic voters, nearly all white, stood with Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose campaign was reborn Tuesday after beating rival Barack Obama, 54 percent to 44 percent in Ohio.

Voters in The Little Smokies figured big. The county produced a nearly 10,000-vote margin for Clinton – equal to Obama’s margin of victory in the more populous urban Montgomery County, which includes Dayton.

Combined with voters in the state’s other 62 rural counties, voters in Scioto helped Clinton beat back a surging Obama, whose five county victories Tuesday were in urban and suburban areas, including Cuyahoga County.

Obama beat Clinton in Cuyahoga 53 percent to 46 percent, or by about 23,000 votes.

Though Obama lost virtually no ground in the race for delegates, Ohio’s election results complicated the road to the nominating convention by sharpening the differences in each candidate’s voter base.

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Hat Tip: The Corner

The Electoral Map has more on the Hillary win in Ohio.

I have been under the opinion that Obama was going to be the nominee since Super Tuesday for one reason, the Democrat Primaries award delegates on a proportional basis. In this type of selection process…every race counts…and big victories are very important. Obama won some of the earlier states by big margins, and I do not believe Hillary can make up the difference.

She may hope to convince the superdelegates to go her way by her success in areas where Obama is weak. At the very least, she will make a very good argument for inclusion on the ticket.
If she has to settle for the Veep slot, Obama had better be very careful. He may even have to hire food tasters, and be very careful about security during his travels. I believe she will seek the Presidency by whatever means are available to her, legal or not.

Those of us who pray for our leaders will have to add a section about protecting Obama from Hillary’s machinations should he be the President, and her the Veep.


2 Responses to “How Hillary Won Ohio”

  1. Anonymous said

    What is the population of the US right now? Is there anyone else qualified besides people with last names Bush and Clinton? If Hillary wins the election, not only Obama but also the Republicans have to be very careful. All the dictatorial rules that stupid, greedy Republican legislators granted for Bush will be working against them. It is the law of the nature. What go round, come around. She will use her Presidental authority to make them suffer.

  2. Thunder Pig said

    What was the percentage of the electorate voting in the Primary States? Very low. Despite the Drive-By Media telling you that turn-out has been at historic levels for a primary…they have nearly all still have been well below 50%.

    Which leads me to, if you want different people…it all starts at the precinct level.
    Everyone (Yes, EVERYONE) needs to start going to their precinct meetings and getting involved.

    The old saying was, if you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain, the new saying is, “If you don’t go to your precinct meetings, you have no right to complain.”

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