On the DailyKos, Kubla000 had this take on Senator Hillary Clinton’s victory:
“When you’re down 179 delegates total, there is NO TIME For Momentum or Symbolism. Despite what the media is telling you, Hillary Clinton tonight Failed in West Virginia.”
Why, you may ask, is kubla000 saying Clinton lost West Virginia? Simply, tonight Clinton underperformed Senator Barack Obama’s TEN best Victories
What does tonight’s final tally look like? After reviewing the second Exit Update, tonight is going to be:
Per the Incredible Poblano
Obama built his 179-delegate lead on much larger victories than Clinton’s 33 percent victory tonight in West Virginia, which is home to only five electoral votes. Let’s re-cap the scoreboard:
Idaho- Four electoral votes (I’m sorry, I have to inject some thing here. 92 percent of Idaho is white while 0.5 percent is black. I thought that Obama had a problem with white folks? It doesn’t look like it in Idaho).
Hawaii- Four electoral votes
Alaska- Three electoral votes
Washington- 11 electoral votes
Georgia- 15 electoral votes (Competitive with Bob Barr)
Colorado- Nine electoral votes
Minnesota- 10 electoral votes
And, as Poblano pointed out this morning, no Democrat has won the White House while losing Washington, D.C….
Barack Obama won Washington D.C. by 52 percent…
Despite the pomp and circumstance, Clinton’s victory tonight pales in comparison to Obama’s landslides… and it’s beyond too late anyhow. Enjoy your night Senator Clinton. You did win. But you lost because you didn’t win by 52 percent. This was your ‘Most Lay-Up State’ and your margin didn’t eclipse Obama’s most ‘Favorable.’
PS: Do you recall the Virgin Islands? Clinton didn’t even make threshold there… Obama walked away with all three delegates. That’s over 70 percent.
P.P.S: I forgot Democrats Abroad
Let’s see if Clinton out performs our ex-pats… with 20 percent in, it’s right at 33 percent
UPDATE: Per Mark Halperin, the bar was clearly set at 68 percent. With 19percent in, it’s at 63 percent– the 33 percent that Poblano predicted.
Percentage of votes that Clinton has to get in West Virginia for the press to take notice and assign it some meaning: 68