It is important to note that MSNBC ON AIR POLITICAL COMMENTATORS (INCLUDING OLBERMANN AND MATTHEWS) REFUSED TO DISCUSS the 2008 DEMOCRATIC NEBRASKA PRIMARY RESULTS whenever they were flashed on the screen during their coverage of the election that particular night. On at least two occasions the miniscule margin of victory GRAPHIIC appeared on the MSNBC screen and at one point, one of the commentators groused out loud to take that graphic off the screen without even ACKNOWLEDGING WHAT IT MEANT.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Caucus Voting vs Primary Voting, Hillary Clinton Closes the Gap by incredibly Large Margins in Idaho, Nebraska, Washington AND Texas.
Above is the possibly unreflective margin of victory for Barack Obama in the 2008 democratic daho Caucus. Below is the Result of the 2008 Idaho Primary. Please note how much closer the final results are?
The 2008 Democratic Idaho Primary vote reveals a much closer 56%-37% margin of victory from the ridiculously unrepresentative caucus vote margin of victory of 70%-17%.
Hillary Clinton enjoyed a 440% increase in her vote total from the caucus vote to the primary vote while Barack Obama only had a 140% increase from his caucus vote total to his primary vote total.
The Idaho Primary Vote swing is 43% in Hillary's favor.
Up Above is the 2008 Democratic Nebraska Caucus and Primary Results. After losing in the 2008 democratic Nebraska Caucus by a 68% to 32% margin of victory, Hillary Clinton once again closed the gap to lose by only two percentage points, 49% to 47% in the 2008 democratic Nebraska Primary. The Nebraska primary vote represents a 38% shift in the popularity of both candidates towards Hillary Clinton.
It is outrageous that MSNBC would show such a blatant disregard and attempt to cover up the reality of the huge shift in the vote total between the caucus results and the primary results for the 2008 democratic caucus and primary races.
The 2008 democratic Washington Caucus vs Primary contests offers an almost identical shift in numbers as the Nebraska primary. Hillary Clinton once again closed the gap from an unrealistic 68%-31% margin of victory in the 2008 democratic Washington Caucus to 51% to 46% in the 2008 democratic Washington Primary. The shift in the vote is 32% in favor of Hillary Clinton. (I recall the final numbers being 50%-47%, but we'll go with the 51%-46%).
There are another several more examples I still have to post involving the 2008 democratic caucus contests in Minnesota, Nevada, Texas, and Colorado. All of these states showed Hillary Clinton LEADING in the polls taken prior to the caucus votes, yet Hillary Clinton lost in the caucus votes by a 2-1 margin. Hillary Clinton actually won Texas by 4% in the popular vote aspect, but then lost the final caucus portion by a 2-1 margin.
The democratic party spit on the concept of "fair reflection" in the 2008 presidential election campaign and I'm truly embarrassed to call myself a democrat this year.
Mandate, Barack Obama has no Mandate, if he does have a Mandate, it's because he cheated in the caucus contests.
Update - Did ACORN have anything to do with this cheating?
Did you know that Illinois moved up its primary vote date form the end of March 2008 to the beginning of February 2008 yet Michigan and Florida were disqualified when they moved up their voting dates even though Michigan was especially desperate to move up because they NEEDED TO BE HEARD FROM by the presidential candidates, and Florida had no choice because it was a Republican congress.