Washington, Nebraska, Louisiana

More

Three solid wins for Obama. Check out the lop-sided victory in Washington. I can find only one jurisdiction that Clinton won: Douglas county, named after Lincoln's debate opponent. The landslide in Washington is probably because a lot of people had experiences like this one:

I live in a fairly liberal and affluent exurban community outside Seattle. I participated in our statewide Democratic caucus today. It was the first time in 24 years that I attended one of these events. I was not alone, as turnout was estimated at triple the prior cycle. My precinct was composed of mostly middle aged whites. A handful of African-Americans were there.

Obama received 80% of the vote and grabbed all the delegates except for one non-committed. Clinton did not secure enough votes for a single delegate to be sent to the next level. The few Clinton voters were older (60+) women who are either single issue voters of old Democratic times, or supporting Clinton because she is a woman. I feel bad for them because that first serious woman candidate has been Clinton.

Should we call a landslide of white votes for a black candidate an avalanche?

Jump to comments

2006-2011 archives for The Daily Dish, featuring Andrew Sullivan

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

The Death of Film: After Hollywood Goes Digital, What Happens to Movies?

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

Video

How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

Video

A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

Video

I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Writers

Up
Down