Thursday, January 17, 2008

Not Looking Too Good For Hillary

Herthighness didn't too so well in Michigan. Her name was the only one on the ballot but around 250,000 people went out in the snowstorm and voted "uncommitted." Those democrats must really hate the Hildabeast.

As the only leading Democratic contender to keep her name on the ballot after Michigan officials moved their primary ahead of the opening date scheduled by the Democratic National Committee, Clinton was perfectly positioned. She had no serious opposition. She also had the strong support of top Michigan Democrats such as Governor Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow.

Usually, a prominent presidential contender running a primary campaign without serious opposition and with strong in-state support from party leaders can count on winning 90 percent or more of the vote. That's how it went for George Bush when he was running without serious opposition in Republican primaries in 2004, and for Bill Clinton when he was essentially unopposed in the Democratic primaries in 1996.

But Hillary Clinton got nowhere near 90 percent of the vote in Tuesday's Michigan primary.

With most of the ballots counted, the New York senator was winning uninspiring 55 percent of the Democratic primary vote.

A remarkable 40 percent of Michiganders who participated in the primary voted for nobody, marking the "Uncommitted" option on their ballots. Another 4 percent backed Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who brought his anti-war, anti-corporate campaign to Michigan and made some inroads among Muslim voters in the Detroit area and liberals in Washtenaw County -- where he was taking almost 10 percent.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Liz said...

This doesn't say much for her support does it? I cannot imagine anyone being stupid enough to vote for her. It would have to be someone who lived under a rock for many years.

January 17, 2008 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Jane said...

I'm not in favor of either Clinton or Obama, however I've noticed that the Clintons, Hillary and Bill, are going ape about trying to damage Obama. At my advanced age I have never seen such antics as the Clintons are performing this year, not just against Obama but anyone who gets in their way. Better be careful folks, don't forget how many people died during the Clinton White House years.

January 18, 2008 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Clintons are mean evil people.

January 18, 2008 7:26 PM  
Anonymous lee said...

Cannot imagine having Hillary and Bill in office again.

January 20, 2008 7:46 PM  
Anonymous ray said...

Have no use for the Clintons. Alwalys thought they would do anything to have their way.

January 27, 2008 7:53 AM  

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