Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island go to Hillary Clinton. Ten points in Ohio, 19 points in Rhode Island and about three points in Texas (with more delegates from the caucus to come which Obama is leading). All in all it was certainly a good night for Clinton...or was it?
Since we are down to the nitty gritty in this campaign and there are no winner take-all states (thank god for proportional democracy) her big night turns out could be a one delegate win. Seriously, check the numbers:
Vermont (15 delegates) Barack got 60 percent of the vote
9 - Obama
6 - Clinton
Rhode Island (21 delegates) Hillary got 59% of the vote
12 - Clinton
Texas (primary) link (126 delegates) 51% for Clinton
64 - Clinton
62 - Obama
These are estimates and could go up for Obama because of the African-American vote
Texas (caucus - 67 delegates not near final)
30 - Clinton
99 - Obama
94 - Clinton
Ohio - 54% for Clinton - Results
68 - Obama
That is a split of Clinton - 185 and Obama 184. Amazing. Mrs. Clinton certainly has bragging rights, but she did not win anything. Obama surely will make this up in Wyoming and Mississippi. According to both campaigns Obama entered last night with a 159 pledged delegate lead. So, the lead is now 158?
One thing that is true today is Obama needs to react to the negative barrage of attacks on all fronts he received over the last week. Seven weeks of this and he could be seriously down for the count. His campaign needs to react.
Update: Clinton's win may be up to ten delegates, still very modest.