From “Clinton’s Successful Wager” Newsweek. Worth the time to see how the race shaped up:
The scene on Saturday morning in the employees’ cafeteria at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino provided a glimpse of where the day was headed. When Sen. Hillary Clinton arrived to greet workers and urge them to caucus for her, they mobbed her like paparazzi.
Most of these people were members of the Culinary Workers Union—an organization that endorsed Sen. Barack Obama and boasted a muscular turnout operation. Yet judging from their response to Clinton, many decided to part ways with the union’s leadership and exercise their own ideas about who to support. “I will vote for Hillary,” said Martin Corona, a banquet server who was planning to caucus later that day. “She has a lot of experience. She’s better than the new man. I don’t know where he comes from.” Cinthya Fernandez, a housekeeper, added enthusiastically, “We’re going to make history this year.” Among the half-dozen union members interviewed by Newsweek, all but one declared themselves Clinton supporters.