May 13, 2008

Clinton Wins In West Virginia

Senator Clinton is the projected winner in West Virginia tonight, according to CNN.

While Clinton is still trailing Obama in delegates by a wide margin, this win was certainly necessary to boost her campaign.

UPDATE:
The New York Times brings up an important point:
"Given Mr. Obama’s leads in the popular vote and delegates, the West Virginia results are likely to have little practical effect on Mrs. Clinton’s chances at winning the nomination. Yet a Clinton victory in another general election battleground state — like her victories in Ohio and Pennsylvania this spring — could raise anew questions about Mr. Obama’s ability to take swing states in a contest against Senator John McCain in the fall."

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

wrong.
people who vote for clinton in the primaries will vote for obama in the election. people who vote for obama in the primaries will not vote for clinton in the election.
not in every case, but in many. i know for one thing that that is true for me.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the statistics disagree with you, 9:36. Just before the Pennsylvania primary, 52-3% of Clinton supporters said they would not vote for Obama come November if he wins the Democratic nomination. The percentage of Obama supporters who said they would not vote for Clinton come November if she wins the nomination is significantly less.

I'd search for a source to support these numbers, but I'm busy writing a paper.

Anonymous said...

i think that all those numbers really show is that there is a lot of strong feelings on both sides right at this moment...i don't actually believe that it will carry over to the general election, regardless of the statistics (and i think that's what 9:36 is saying too).

sometimes recently i've felt like i'd rather stay home than vote for clinton in the fall...but i know that, if she won, november would find me at the polls casting a vote for her anyway.

Anonymous said...

hahaha and while you squabble over your belove candidate mccain is gonna steal the victory. hilarious

Anonymous said...

Wait, I thought Hillary believed small "red" states didn't matter...

Anonymous said...

yeah McCain will steal the victory and RUIN OUR COUNTRY! WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE IF HE IS ELECTED!!

wicked funny

Anonymous said...

come on guy's!
You know the words!
bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran.
Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran.
BOMB BOMB BOMB, BOMB BOMB IRAN!
YEA!

Anonymous said...

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/05/black-youth-and-latino-turnout-and.html

scroll down a little.

Obama will win in November.

Your Welcome.

Anonymous said...

dear mads,

please stop posting election stuff that's supposed to be on a blog about life at vassar. if we wanted to know all of the details, we'd watch TV or go to cnn ourselves. kthanx.

Anonymous said...

POST ABOUT THE LIBRARY DRAMA MADS!!!!

Anonymous said...

12.32, what exactly would you like to know about the library "DRAMA"?
i sincerely hope mads will respect the privacy of those involved because it was harrowing for us.

Anonymous said...

boo mads, you shouldnt let people bully you. you were right to give the students information. you weren't spreading lies but merely informing the students. i love you, we love you, thank you mads.

Anonymous said...

mads (and 12:54): i'm really glad you took down that post. that showed a lot of maturity to admit you were wrong. you just need to be really careful in realizing that you're not a newspaper. blogging is great, because it gets information out quickly, but you are not a journalist. i don't mean that offensively but you just don't have the qualifications or the policies that separate an article you would read in the Times from a post you would read here. you post rumors. gossip. stuff about parties. and you're great at that but just make sure you stick to it.

Anonymous said...

what happened in the library

Anonymous said...

12:32, please don't react in such a casual way without knowing the details. it's likely that the administration will send an official email soon. until then this is not an appropriate circumstance for rumors and inaccurate speculation.

Anonymous said...

ok unless someone died people need to relax. youre taking your anger out on mads

Anonymous said...

100 bucks to whoever says what happened

Anonymous said...

1:04, word. what did i miss?

Anonymous said...

times like this i miss boredatvassar

...KIDDING!

(just trying to lighten the mood, heh)

Anonymous said...

the administration's email is probably going to be just as ambiguous and frustrating as Mads' post. The best is just to be honest and open about what happened. Thats what our community is about.

Anonymous said...

i'm glad mads posts stuff about politics. not everyone on here may read cnn or what have you, and it's important to be informed. plus, we can debate the candidates with other vassar students on a vassar forum.

keep it up mads.

if clinton wins, i'm staying home in november. i do NOT want her to be my president.
-ramina

Anonymous said...

1:11, honestly you are yesterday's news. what happened at the lib?

Anonymous said...

god, you are SO TRANSPARENT ramina

Mads' Blog said...

Thank you for all of your comments. It just isn't our place to write on a serious matter such as this one. Hopefully administration will handle it appropriately.

-Mads

Anonymous said...

thank you for taking the high road, mads. this isn't the time or the place. let's be respectful and mindful of other's privacy. you'd want people to do this same if you were involved.

Anonymous said...

oh, hillary . . . you just don't know how to quit. What a poignant photo.

Anonymous said...

what happened?

Anonymous said...

somebody should post what happened under the boredat comments. LET US KNOW PLZ

Anonymous said...

:(

Anonymous said...

you know mads, this blog used to be cool in the beginning. now, you've succumbed to what the public tells you is right or wrong and what you should and shouldn't do. your attitude was evident in your comment about boredat. you've turned from covering parties and juicy events on campus to giving us primary updates and crap about the vsa elections.

though i know what happened already in the library, maybe you should give some kind of real update about that, laying all confidential details aside, and let the public know what they want to hear. you've always got the inside scoop, right? stop withholding information. after all, that's what everyone turns to you for.

Anonymous said...

I kind of wish I had heard that from the administration first.
Maybe that's my need for a security blanket talking.

Anonymous said...

thanks 2:21. hope everyone's happy with this new piece of gossip. it's just perfect that it was also phrased so well. oh, vassar...

Anonymous said...

oh my god, fucking relax.

Anonymous said...

Wow, everyone made way too big a deal out of this. I mean, too bad for that guy, but the way everyone was saying "protect their privacy" and "grave matter" and that kind of thing made it seem far worse than it was. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thought maybe someone was raped or attacked by someone or something like that. That's why it's important to just tell the truth about it and not cover it up. And not even bringing it up in the first place isn't a good idea either because word spreads that "something happened" and then rumors form. So please, as a campus news source, just release the full details in the future.

Anonymous said...

agreed. people are going to talk about it anyway and the best is that everyone has the real information. its the only way to not get things out of hand.

Anonymous said...

and apparently, the guy is going to be fine. Hes conscious and all.

Anonymous said...

mads isn't a campus news source. it's an amateur gossip blog operated by one freshman. he's a great blogger about parties and youtube videos, don't get me wrong. but if you actually take your news from this site, campus, national or otherwise, you're going to be seriously misinformed. if you don't believe me, just ask our commencement speaker bill o'reilly.

Anonymous said...

still waiting on the email from admin.... mads i know this is a tricky issue but if they go much longer without telling us anything, please put up any solid info you have...

Anonymous said...

A streaker wanted to slide down the bannister from the 2nd floor to the 1st floor. He ended up falling from 2nd floor into the basement....