Wednesday, April 23, 2008

9.2 percent Pennsylvania win not double digits for Hillary Clinton

It's not double digits, media. How the media plays up a so-called double-digit ten percent lead for Hillary Clinton is par for the course of media spin. They did this with Texas when Clinton won the popular vote by a slim margin, and Barack Obama actually won the caucus and obtained more delegates from the Primary than Clinton.

In Pennsylvania, Clinton's popular vote win nets her about 10 to 13 more delegates in Pennsylvania than Obama, yet her popular vote win there does not put her ahead of Obama in the overall nationwide tally in popular vote to date.

Meanwhile, the media has every reason to give the additional .8 percent to Clinton so they can keep the horserace going to the Democratic Party convention to be held in Denver in August - it's called ratings.

What's not surprising at all, Hillary Clinton won Pennsylvania's Primary. She was not only expected to win, with the power-house Pennsylvania insiders on her team, from the Governor to the Philadelphia Mayor to other notables across the state, she was initially expected to win by some 20 points.

Obama kept narrowing and narrowing that lead down to a steady two-week hold on a 6 percent margin into the eve of the Primary.

What is suprising, even after all the media flack over Barack Obama mangling words regarding bitter small-town Pennsylvanian's only 200,000 less Pennsylvania Democratic voters voted for Obama than Clinton, showing it's media hype not real-life Americans who are keeping the bitter flame going.

It wasn't double digits, Hillary. It was closer to 9 percent than 10 percent, and every single percent, just like every single vote, counts.

Consider that all of the absentees and provisionals have not yet been declared officially counted. So Clinton's lead could expand, or it could narrow depending on the outcome of early voters and voters whose registration status still remains unchecked and uncounted.

CNN continues to report Hillary Clinton narrowed Obama's lead in committed delegates. That's simply untrue. Obama's lead has been around between 100 and 150, depending on whose charts and schematics one is using. All that can be said about CNN's numbers, they show a 130 delegate difference between the contenders.

Obama 1,714

Clinton 1,584

Net the Truth Online

2008 General Primary
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Unofficial Returns
*** 9,212 out of 9,264 Districts (99.44%) Reporting Statewide ***

President of the United States
Democratic Primary

Candidate Votes Percent
1,029,672 45.4%
1,237,696 54.6%

Republican Primary

Candidate Votes Percent
125,705 15.9%
575,543 72.7%
89,957 11.4%

CBS analysis

Why Clinton Won Pennsylvania Analysis: Results Show Electorate Divided On Education, Race, Income And Religion Comments 173
April 22, 2008

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