The rumors of and calls for Hillary Clinton’s campaign demise were grossly exaggerated…
Hillary Clinton is still very much in this race. And I think it’s time to remind those calling for Hillary to give up the ghost, that they should “never underestimate the power of a woman.”
Clinton’s wins came in tonight “in the Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island primaries.”
“For everyone here in Ohio and across America who’s been ever been counted out but refused to be knocked out, for everyone who has stumbled but stood right back up, and for everyone who works hard and never gives up — this one is for you,” Clinton said before supporters in Columbus.
“You know what they say,” she said. “As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. Well, this nation’s coming back and so is this campaign.”
Here’s Hillary’s victory speech from Ohio:
YES SHE CAN! Hillary’s got Momentum! Keep it going.
It’s “An Incredible Feeling.” MSNBC notes:
The Ohio exit polls showed that Obama did not do as well as he had in recent contests in eroding her support from those groups, especially among white, blue-collar and older voters. Clinton also did a bit better among Ohio voters who chose their candidate in recent days, suggesting that she may have benefited from her aggressive attacks on what she called Obama’s lack of seasoning.
Patrick Healy notes in the N.Y. Times, “the results on Tuesday also bring fresh questions about his electability in crucial swing states like Ohio that Democrats are eager to carry in the November election.”
The nomination is not determined by the number of states won, but Mr. Obama’s inability to win major battleground states beyond Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and his home state, Illinois, is a concern of some Democrats — especially since Ohio and Florida have become must-wins in presidential elections.
What’s next? A “long, puzzling hiatus.” Stay tuned…