Curb Your Enthusiasm
February 11, 2008
Looks like Obama really cleaned up over the weekend, but Matt Yglesias has heard the political analysis and he knows not to get carried away:
Back in October 2007, Clinton was beating Obama in Maine by a hilarious 47 to 10 margin, but it seems he’s carried the state today, once again by a large margin. My understanding, though, is that this doesn’t really count because it’s a small state, much as Utah doesn’t count because there aren’t many Democrats there, DC doesn’t count because there are too many black people, Washington doesn’t count because it’s a caucus, Illinois doesn’t count because Obama represents it in the Senate even though Hillary was born there, Hawaii won’t count because Obama was born there. I’m not sure why Delaware and Connecticut don’t count, but they definitely don’t.
And as for Mike Huckabee challenging the Washington state results — well, dude, what do you expect? If Republicans didn’t want to count Democratic votes in 2000, why would it surprise you that they wouldn’t count Republican ones in 2008?