Tue, 12 February 2008
As of right now, it looks like Senator Barak Obama has swept all three of the primaries held today in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. At this time, he also is expected to lead Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in the delegate count, but he is far from having the nomination sewn up at this point. Still, what was considered a "long shot" candidacy has picked up some amazing steam and has pundits everywhere wondering how this could have happened.
And on that subject, this presidential campaign has proven one big thing to the press: people are increasingly tired of being told who to support, and who is the "most electable" candidate. Despite multiple attempts to manipulate the coverage--and subsequently the outcome of the election--people are voting for the candidate in whom they can believe. Hillary Clinton has been considered the "shoe in" practically since she was re-elected to the US Senate, and yet she is beginning to look vulnerable.
Perhaps people are not buying that someone who has been in politics for so long can lead without having to play the "good old boy." Perhaps people are ready for a new direction. Perhaps they see Barak Obama as that person who is capable of doing well. Perhaps we will see Barak making the acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. And, perhaps, we will see him in the White House for the next four years.
We watch and wait as the "beat goes on."
Category:Extras -- posted at: 11:35pm EDT
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