Saturday, May 03, 2008

The Eyes of the Nation Turn to Guam

With a neck and neck race for the democratic nomination, the usually insignificant Guam primary is now...slightly less insignificant. Barack Obama has become the first Democrat to ever set up a campaign office in Guam (Republican Rudy Gulliani, of course, set one up in January as part of his "Florida and Guam" strategy), while Bill Clinton has been talking up the importance of Guam. It's nice to see that no region is too small to pander to!

It's difficult to say who has the edge in this primary, given that so little is known about Guamanian politics. Having dodged gunfire during the Battle of Guam in WW2, I'd expect Hillary to have the edge, but who knows?

Here are the early results from CNN, with 7 of 19 villages reporting (yes, villages):

Obama 55.3%
Clinton 44.7%

UPDATE: It's Obama by 7 votes! 50.1% to 49.9%.

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  • Clearly a devastating blow to Clinton's candidacy. If this holds, I don't see how she can keep going after this crushing defeat.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:58 p.m.  

  • The Clintons still have a lot of lobby backing. You bet she will be marching onward regardless of the outcome. Alas.

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    By Blogger TonyGuitar, at 6:51 p.m.  

  • To be honest, I don't even know where the hell Guam is

    By Blogger Top Can, at 7:52 a.m.  

  • So Guam gets delegates and Florida and Michigan don't ???? That'll sure help in November when the massive Obama vote out of Guam sweeps him to victory.

    Way to go, Dems.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:40 a.m.  

  • I agree with Charles Adler's latest column: when will Obama quit for the good of the Democratic Party. Guam may well be the last jurisdiction he wins. North Carlolina is by no means in the bag for him as Clinton hovers in the margin of error in recent polls. The nomination process has shown two things: she's battle-hardened and he isn't.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:02 a.m.  

  • It has also shown us that he's got more votes than she does. You would think that would be pretty important in a democracy.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:14 a.m.  

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