(CNN) – Barack Obama is headed for an easy victory in Vermont, fueled by overwhelming victories among voting blocs that have solidly aligned with Hillary Clinton in other states.
Though women voters and seniors are the backbone of Clinton's support, in Vermont more than two-thirds of women, and roughly 60 percent of voters age 65 and higher, went for Obama.
One of the key reasons this groups went for Obama? The Iraq war. While the issue has fallen in importance among voters in several other states, Vermont voters ranked it nearly as important as the economy, and those who said it was the number one issue went for Obama over Clinton by nearly 3 to 1.
Obama often touts the fact he was initially opposed to the Iraq war while Clinton voted to authorize it. He has consistently beaten Clinton among voters concerned about Iraq - and in Vermont, this gap clearly proved decisive.
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– CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider
There tied in Ohio.... thats a good sign if she wins it won't be by much
the whole big state theory is incorrect:
5 have voted for Obama: IL, WA, MO, VA, and GA and 5 have voted for Clinton: CA, NY, NJ, MA, and TN
among those states Obama won all of them that could possibly be considered swing states in the general election.
i dont think that the delgates should pick out who they want i think the peoples votes should be all you need not a small bunch of policatians i was going to vote like i always have but my vote doesnt count so iam not voting this nov. also i think they picked on hillary clinton quite a bit they all need to back off.
Thank you Vermont! I live in California and couldn't deliver my state to Obama, but i have a cabin in Vermont so at least my home away from home state came through! I <3 you guys!
Vermont went for BO because the press told them to. The average American only hears what he/she is told by the press. There is no access directly to the candidates. So why is Obama winning? Because some reporters in the various media sectors find him to be more fun and exciting to write about. Forget policy issues or anything related to running the country. BO will ultimately face a dissection by the Republicans and I guess we are going to find a lot of dirt that we all wished we knew about before Hillary was dumped.
Way to GO Obama!
Since Hillary has no way to make up the delegate count, why is she still playing the spoiler? Spoiled.
Economy and War are closely related. People don't realize this.
It is the war, stupid.
Typical, All of Hilary supporters saying Vermont doesn't matter. Just like the other 11 states didn't matter and the caucuses don't matter. Its time for America to get smart and see this. Hilary doesn't care about you.
It doesn't matter where Barack Obama made the speech, it doesn't matter if he was in the Senate or not. The point is that he was against the war and was vocal about it. What about Hillary Clinton? She trusted GEORGE W. BUSH and voted to give him all the power he wanted to invade Iraq. How stupid can she be to trust him or ANY republican. I guess her saying that John McCain has more experience than she does is another sign that she panders to Republicans too much.
Senator Obama's great perspective point is that he(Obama) voted against the Iraqi war! Our question,is Senator Obama ruling out any future military attack?No matter under what circumstances? That is not the Commander in Chief America is looking for! Alternative is none but Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Go 08-012.
This is not a good news.
Two words Vermont! Secret Memo.
Obama's campaign gave the Canadians "the old wink-wink."
Give it up Hillary, the party is over. Thanks for revealing the true "power at any cost " person you are. With your demagogery you will certainly hand the presidency to John McCain.
Hope does exist no matter what the cynics may say.
Guess they couldn't figure out that his "against" the war amounted to giving a speech. HE DID NOT HAVE A VOTE! And when he did get a vote he voted just like Hillary.
Sorry, sorry, sorry. I had no idea we had so many people in the US willing to belly up to the bar and believe in anything without giving it thought. I feel sorry for you when he disappoints you....and he will.
I voted for the candidate who can put action where her words are and I plan to vote for her again in the General Election!
Hillary Clinton 2008
This is what I like to call a RRRRRRRRRRevolution!
The begining of a great night for a great American.
Exactly when was it that Vermont was the bellwether for electable candidates?
Vermont, not exactly mainstream America.
give me a break. How can evrone want to ote for someone ho has only been in politics fo a few years. I will tell you wht will happen .It will be just like George Bush ll over again ,with everyone who voted for him sying what di i do
OK, so Obama is like Guiliani, every sentence he utters contains Iraq, a noun and a verb. Talk about a single-issue candidate! While the Obama people are fixated on Iraq, other major powers are electing experienced and well-seasoned statesmen (stateswomen) as their leaders. And we are doing American Idol on a national scale, good grief. No doubt we are witnessing the reason for the decline of American global power.
i agree with the comment 2nd under me OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There was no such thing as the "war" vote. It was a vote to authorize the use of force should diplomacy fail authored by Carl Levin-(D-MI). The majority of voters in Vermont feel that Hillary Clinton was the commander in chief. Says a lot about Vermont.
Thanks for keeping our politicians accountable for the Iraq War, VERMONT! :) YAY!
Hillary needs to drop out for teh sake of the party.
That's 12 in a row. She is not entitled to the nomination or the presidency. She chose to campaign dirty and it has backfired. Poor choice.
Only Obama can beat McCain!
The electoral college elects the president at the november election, popular votes comes second, remember Al Gore in 2000 winning the popular votes but kissig white house goodbye. 11-0 in the small states amounts to 2000 election. The big states matters. Hillary is the way. The youths will be hibernating come falls.