A twenty-point margin for Obama in Mississippi. I know it's not a "big" state and we now know how seriously the Clintons take victories in heavily African-American primaries, but it is yet another state in which the freshman senator has taken on the might of the Clinton machine and won by a landslide. As usual, the classy Clinton congratulation call (this time, a written statement from Maggie Williams), and the inevitable mention of Pennsylvania. They always sink to the occasion, don't they?
The racial polarization in the exit polls is depressing; but when you have Clinton surrogates like Geraldine Ferraro reveling in racist condescension and resentment, as she did today, I can understand a little. Then this:
Obama voters by and large would NOT be satisfied (55%) with Clinton as their nominee, while 7 and ten Clinton voters would NOT be satisfied (72%) with Obama as theirs.
So the candidate who has been in second place most of the race has supporters pickier than those of the candidate in first place. Entitlement, anyone? There is a great deal of anger toward Clinton among the Obama camp; but the contempt for Obama from the Clintonites is really something. This piece of Ferraro bile is particularly revealing:
Any time anybody does anything that in any way pulls this campaign down and says let's address reality and the problems we're facing in this world, you're accused of being racist, so you have to shut up."
Address reality? Like the Iraq war; and climate change; and healthcare? In what way is Obama not addressing reality in these areas? Or by reality does she mean the racist assumption that no black man can ever be a serious challenger for the presidency in America? Really, next time she should tell us how she really feels.
(Obama in Misissippi March 10 by Emmanuel Dunand/Getty.)