Clinton Smokes Obama in Florida: Kennedy Endorsement Backfires. (1 Viewer)

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She whipped him pretty good and defeated him 52% to 32%. I guess Obamas inspiration that JFK had which made the Kennedys endorse him didn't inspire the voters.
 

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No delegates were at stake so the Dems didn't campaign in Florida.

As for the Kennedy endorsement, why would one expect that to have a major effect less than 24 hours after the announcement?

So who gives a rat's ***? Her victory is completely hollow.
 

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Did she inhale?
 

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In addition the candidates agreed not to campaign there since there was no delegates but Clinton campaigned there a little anyway (surprise). Also, Obama calling Florida a "beauty pageant" since there wasn't any delegates at stake probably didn't help.

No, Florida meant nothing and Hillary's win there isn't an indication of anything. Super Tuesday is D-Day for Obama and his cadre of new found political allies. In many ways it will be a referendum on the lefts growing anger about the identity politics the Clinton's are playing. They have upset a lot of establishment Democrats and I expect we'll start seeing the results of that in polls next week. We're already seeing it on the endorsement front.
 

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The first part of your thread title is a fact. The second part is an opinion.
 

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this is perhaps the most ill-informed post I've ever seen. and that's saying a lot.
 

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In addition the candidates agreed not to campaign there since there was no delegates but Clinton campaigned there a little anyway (surprise). Also, Obama calling Florida a "beauty pageant" since there wasn't any delegates at stake probably didn't help.

No, Florida meant nothing and Hillary's win there isn't an indication of anything. Super Tuesday is D-Day for Obama and his cadre of new found political allies. In many ways it will be a referendum on the lefts growing anger about the identity politics the Clinton's are playing. They have upset a lot of establishment Democrats and I expect we'll start seeing the results of that in polls next week. We're already seeing it on the endorsement front.
Super Tuesday is going to be very interesting. No doubt lots of Dem voters who've been on the fence have been turned off by the Clinton strategy as of late. I received an email from a friend today who was in the Clinton camp before the SC shenanigans. He was so turned off by Slick Willie's race baiting that he's now declaring support for Obama.

However it's still very tough to imagine the Clinton machine failing in this quest.

Man, what a great campaign season it's been.
 
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There were no delegates at stake, yet she got more votes than McCain. Dems are voting in droves this year.
 

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I was imagining something else by the title.... I must now gouge my eyes out!
 

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The Dem turnout this year really is amazing and that doesn't bode well for Republicans come November. Last year 712,845 Democrats voted in Florida when their vote mattered. This year 1,077,068 did when it didn't matter.

The Dems are really energized this year and turning out in record numbers. The Republicans aren't. Dems are pretty excited about their choices, Republicans as a whole aren't.

This is shaping up to be an interesting 10 months.
 

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There was a initiative about property taxes on the ballot, this contributed to the high turnout as well.
 

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The Dem turnout this year really is amazing and that doesn't bode well for Republicans come November.
I'm not at all sure that will carry over to November. The Dem battle is heated while the general sense seems to be that this isn't an inspiring field of Republican candidates. But Hillary Clinton is, in her own right, regarded as a polarizing candidate and the influence of either a woman or a black man in the race is very likely to energize the electorate for and against.
 

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