PROUD OF MY POTOMAC!
How sweet it is to see Maryland, Virginia and D.C. overwhelmingly go for Obama ... and against cynicism. This isn't just any region of the country. This is the region where we take politics REALLY, REALLY seriously. Despite the best efforts of his opponent to portray Barack as a neophyte who is far from ready, we politically junkies seem to be more than ready for Barack.
I spoke to a Clinton delegate this evening from Washington State and he seemed reconciled to an Obama victory. The betting markets now have Barack as a 7:3 favorite.
I'm beginning to smell an upset. In fact, I'm getting a big whiff of one. Unless something happens to change the momentum soon, I just can't see the superdelegates telling all the young people who have given Barack his majority to shove their enthusiasm up their ass. Forgive my French, but that's how it would be interpreted if the superdelegates steal the election for Hillary.
Remember that Barack hasn't simply won eight primaries/caucuses in a row. He's winning them by a range of 20 to 50 points. These are blowouts. And they're happening in the Caribbean, the Deep South, the Mid Atlantic, the Northeast, the Midwest, and the Far West. Barack has now won the District of Columbia, all the territories that have voted, and more than two/thirds of the states that have voted. I'm beginning to detect a trend here. Maybe, just maybe, we can have a family in the White House other than the Bushes and the Clintons.