Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Nervereding Primary

I made Fish MeuniƩre last night with some fillets from Trader Joe's in order to keep myself distracted from political coverage... however it's a pretty straight forward recipe (salt/pepper fillets, dredge in flour, cook in butter oil/combo, brown some butter for sauce) and so I was pretty much done when the polls closed. Whoops.

Anyway... a 10 point win for Clinton. Not as bad as I thought it would be, but certainly not as good as I'd hoped it would be in my heart of hearts. It means pretty much as Josh Marshall says: Status Quo. Clinton did what she needed to do to move things onto the North Carolina/Indiana primaries, but in essence she's even further away from the nomination because she didn't net a very big delegate advantage (12 to 16?), and that was the biggest chunk left. She also won by over 200k votes, but from what I remember, that was nowhere near what she needed, even if you count Florida... but Terry McAuliffe says otherwise. Oh, I see... he must mean if you also count Michigan, and yet don't give Obama any of the "uncommitted" votes despite the fact that he wasn't on the ballot, and then don't count caucuses that didn't provide vote totals(IA, NV, ME, WA)...

Uhm whatever. Certainly I'd love for Obama to erase even that completely preposterous 121,943 vote "lead" of Clinton's imagination with solid North Carolina and Indiana victories... but nobody is stupid enough to buy that, are they? I guess we'll find out, but at this point all I see is delegate counts.

Onward to Guam, and more Democratic Primary excitement!!!oneone1!!1!one


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