- Hillary won the white male vote in both Texas and Ohio
- Hillary won Latinos, male and female, overwhelmingly in TX
- Hillary got double-digit AA votes in TX, and among AA men (a very interesting factoid, I think) in OH
- Hillary strongly won voters who are not doing well financially and who are worried about the economy
- Hillary wins Democrats hands down
- Hillary wins white Independents
- Hillary wins women
- More voters are satisfied if Hillary wins than if Obama wins
- Hillary's momentum is back - as with Super Tuesday, recent deciders broke strongly in her favor.
It looks like Obamacans are trying to win caucuses in Texas by fraud. This reeks of desperation. He may keep even with delegate counts because of the skewing of the caucus (which is a double vote, btw - vote in primary, vote again in the caucus). But he has clearly lost the popular vote.
What to make of this? A few things. First and foremost, Obamamania has peaked. He should have won all the states tonight, given his massive money advantage, his multiple-win momentum in February, his kissy-kissy treatment by the press (though that worm has turned), and the 24/7 Clinton Derangement Syndrome condition of all media outlets. But he didn't. With every advantage possible, and cross-over voting by Republicans to boost him up against HRC, he has lost two more huge states.
When faced with a large Democratic voting base of ethnically and economically diverse voters who use a secret ballot in an all-day primary, Obama consistently loses to Clinton among the constituencies who are most vulnerable to defection to the Republicans - blue collar whites, non-college educated women, Latinos of all age, gender and economic brackets.
Ohio and Texas, very different demographic states, put the lie to the piddly-ass caucus "victories" of February. Hillary has now won:
- New York
- New Jersey
All of them (except Michigan) under conditions like the general election. She has also won border states that Obama couldn't touch (Oklahoma, Tennessee & Arkansas). If they were to revote Florida and Michigan, Hillary would wipe the floor with The Precious. I don't think that's in the cards now, because that would send The Golden One to the convention with a losing hand.
When it is possible for the core of the party to vote in a secret ballot primary, Hillary wins the majority of the time. She is the stronger general candidate and simply more qualified to be president. She is also poised to lock the Hispanic vote in for Democrats for a generation. The win in Ohio will not be lost on superdelegates. The Dems must win Ohio to win the general. With the energized Latina vote, there is even a chance that we could win Florida, too. And that, my friends, is the White House and a President who knows the system inside and out and is ready to launch the cap to the Social Security foundation - Universal Health Care.