Saturday, January 19, 2008

Nevada Caucuses - Clinton wins.

Talking Points Memo has the results updated quicker than the networks right now. With 32% reporting it is Clinton leading with 50% - 45% for Obama and Edwards a very distant 3rd with only 5%. See it here.

Update: 41% of the precincts reporting and the same holds true. 50-45-5 for Clinton, Obama and Edwards.

With 87% reporting Clinton wins 51-45. Close. Two weeks ago, Clinton would have won by double digits. It is, however do or die in South Carolina for Barack. I don't know where Edwards goes from here. It is at this point he should put his considerable weight behind Obama in my opinion.

The Obama campaign has released a recording (mp3) it says came from a Nevadan's answering machine of an anonymous robocall that criticizes Obama for taking money from special interests while repeating, four times, his rarely used middle name: "Hussein."
"I'm calling with some important information about Barack Hussein Obama," the call begins, before saying that "Barack Hussein Obama says he doesn't take money from Washington lobbyists or special interest groups but the record is clear that he does."

Update: Obama won the delegate count in Nevada. And some are saying he won the popular vote count as well. I am not sure about that, but this sure causes confusion. On to South Carolina I say.

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