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Erin's Pa. predictions

a) Senator Barack Obama will win the Pennsylvania, but the results will

not be finalized for one week.

b) He'll win by a margin of +1.5%, with 81 delegates to Senator Obama, 77 to Senator


c) Obama's unprecedented Pennsylvania spending bought the election.

— Erin...

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Down, but not out

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By Dontre

Given their strikingly similar, almost indistinguishable platforms, it would make sense that any Democrat would vote for the party’s nominee, regardless of which senator took the honor. However, as the battle wages on for the nomination, supporters of each of the respective candidates are increasingly becoming disenchanted with the opposing senator; some...

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Bear-y funny poll

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I apologize for the lame pun, but Vermont Teddy Bears were my passion as a child. Well, they've created one for each of the leading presidential candidates to go along with the poll on their Web site.

Vermont Teddy Bear Company

It's amusing that the McCain bear is snow white and the Obama bear has brown fur.

— Emily...

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John McCain is OLD!

I thought it was starting to get kinda, well, old, all of the late-night comedians jumping on the "Sen. McCain is old" bandwagon. Then I realized, it just depends on how funny the joke is.

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I guess this puts the age thing into some perspective. No telling how useful this will be in the general election....

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Dan's Pa. predictions

1) Hillary Clinton will win.

2) 55 - 45 for Hillary.

3) The media narrative will be, "She performed as expected but did not make up nearly enough ground in the pledged delegate count or the popular vote, to make any dents in Obama's lead. Obama looks to be even closer to the nomination now. With only a handful of contests left, the Clinton machine can no longer make any credible arguments...

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Jeff's Pa. predictions

By Jeff

Margin of victory: 53% for Clinton to 45% for Obama and the odd 1% who either votes for Edwards, “none of the above”, or “undecided” which seems like a waste of a Tuesday night, especially when you can watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and War Games back-to-back on AMC starting at 6PM.

Media narrative: Will be twofold. First, the realization that for all...

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Kim's Pa. predictions

OK, here is what will happen on Tuesday’s primary in Pennsylvania: Hillary will be the pronounced winner (if one can be determined), but the margins will be so slim (I say 48 percent Clinton/45 percent Obama) that the margin of error will not make this a landslide win for Clinton by any means.

The spin afterwards will be dizzying with talk of “Oh smack! Hilary couldn’t even...

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Monday's Trail Mix

BARACK: Mac would be better than Bush

Sen. Barack Obama yesterday put aside past comments likening Sen. John McCain to President Bush, according to the Associated Press. “You have a real choice in this election. Either Democrat would be better than John McCain,” Obama said in Reading, Pa. “And all three of us would be better than George Bush.”

HILLARY calls out Obama...

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Web roundup on the debate

By Dan

Via Andrew Sullivan:

"No questions on the environment, none on terror, none on interrogation, none on torture, none on education, none on spending, none on healthcare, none on Iran ... but four separate questions in the first hour about a lapel-pin, Bitter-gate, Wright-gate and Ayers. I'm all for keeping candidates on their toes. But this was ridiculous. And now we have affirmative...

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To recap ...

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The only impression I'm left with after Slugfest XXI is that HRC has no intention of bowing out of this anytime soon. How this race ends for the Dems is going to be crucial to their chance in the fall, i.e they have to make a show of kissing and making up, the better to woo the loser's supporters. I kinda for a while have expected Clinton to start toning things down, a la Huckabee...

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