The audacity of spin

February 11, 2008 at 10:28 pm | Posted in Barack Obama, Democratic Party Presidential Primary, U.S. Politics | Leave a comment

After his weekend sweep of Nebraska, Louisiana, Washington & US Virgin Islands was completed last night with a resounding victory in Maine, Hillary Clinton’s people have been spinning away this worrisome trend of losing to Barack Obama. Yglesias sums it up:

Back in October 2007, Clinton was beating Obama in Maine by a hilarious 47 to 10 margin, but it seems he’s carried the state today, once again by a large margin. My understanding, though, is that this doesn’t really count because it’s a small state, much as Utah doesn’t count because there aren’t many Democrats there, DC doesn’t count because there are too many black people, Washington doesn’t count because it’s a caucus, Illinois doesn’t count because Obama represents it in the Senate even though Hillary was born there, Hawaii won’t count because Obama was born there. I’m not sure why Delaware and Connecticut don’t count, but they definitely don’t.

Convinced yet?

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