February 6, 2008


Super Tuesday Fallout: Where the Race Goes From Here (Thomas Edsall, 2/06/08, Real Clear Politics)

Hillary Clinton's strength among core Democratic constituencies -- women, Latinos and working class whites -- pushed her to victory in the mega-state primaries of California, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts on Tuesday, slowing, at least for the moment, the momentum that had been building behind Barack Obama's bid for the nomination.

Clinton's solid majorities among women, who make up from 55 to 59 percent of voters in Democratic primaries, remains her most reliable source of support, although her backing among Latino voters not only helped her win California, but should work to her advantage in the potentially crucial March 4 Texas primary.

...of how the female candidate loses the nomination of the female party? Once the race devolved to pure identity politics it was hers, though that dynamic may be harmful in the general.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 6, 2008 12:58 AM
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