Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Morning After

Very exciting night.

Obama took 13 states to Hillary's 8. Considering that Hillary has an operational machine that's been in place for 20 years and Obama has been in it for a year, I have to say it's been a pretty damn impressive contest.

It's kind of cool that this race will go to the bloody end, with the late primary states -- who almost never see a race that isn't decided by the time it gets to them -- playing a deciding role. The more people are invested in the race, the more they will expect/demand great things from the winner. It's far easier to sit cynically by the sideline when you haven't participated in the process.

On a personal note, I am a bit bummed that Obama didn't take California (for the delegate booty) but I'm staying cautiously optimistic. Hopefully he'll keep his good mojo going and Texas and Ohio won't fall for Hillary in the same way that Michigan fell for the shamelessly pandering "I will save your jobs!" Romney.

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