Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Clinton Wins West Virginia, Obama Already Won The Race

Hillary Clinton is claiming victory tonight in the state of West Virginia as the votes come in at the early hour of 8:40pm. Even though the tally is one percent of the precincts reporting thus far, it is pretty safe to say that the Senator from New York beat Senator Obama fair and square here today. Nevertheless, this is a 50 state race (plus Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and Dems Abroad) and it is the sum of these parts that counts. With the added mess of superdelegates, that is how we determine our nominee.

Clinton may receive in upwards of 70% of the votes tonight, but that would only translate into taking 10 delegates off of Obama's lead. If you haven't taken a look at the counter lately, you can see he is closing in on 1,900 delegates and after his totals are rung up tonight, he should be within 150 of a majority of all delegates. When that happens, it is over and time for the other candidate to step aside.

She doesn't have to go home, we'd love her support as we press on towards November, but enough is enough with the ugly, race-baiting and divisive campaign tricks. It is time to heal, come together, sing kumbaya, whatever it takes to have a unified party as we work on beating John McCain.