I’ll be adding to this post throughout the day as I run across posts and articles that I think helped me understand exactly what happened yesterday:
Slate.com: Did Obama or Clinton win Super Tuesday? by John Dickerson. Quote: “In a political year during which the conventional wisdom has taken beating after beating, perhaps no assumption has been made more obsolete than the idea that the front-loaded primary system would foist an early winner on the American people.”
The New Republic: Who Won Super Tuesday? by John Judis. Quote: “Hillary Clinton won the big states she had to win, and arrested Barack Obamaâ€™s momentum, but she is going to have problems with white male voters. Obama is having trouble with white working-class voters and Latinos.”
Huffington Post: Analysis: Clinton and Obama Start Anew. Quote: “The grand spectacle of Super Tuesday’s coast-to-coast nominating contests marked a turning point in the Democratic presidential contest from euphoric election night victories to painstaking delegate counting.”
CampaignDairies.com: Mark your calendars: The Dem race has no end in sight. Quote: “As of yesterday, there was an end in sight; now, no one knows how long this could last and if there are plausible scenarios in which the nomination is settled prior to the convention.
Politico.com: Five reasons Hillary should be worried, by Jim VandelHei and Mike Allen. Quote – “It figures to be another month before Clinton hits a stretch of states â€” places like Ohio and Pennsylvania â€” where she will be strongly favored to win. So it couldnâ€™t be any clearer as to why the supposedly inevitable candidacy is anything but â€” even when sheâ€™s supposedly winning..”