CHARLESTON, West Virginia (CNN) - West Virginians will head to the polls Tuesday for the state's Democratic primary between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. But what will the vote there really mean after new delegate totals show Obama with a sizable lead?
Some say it could send a sobering message to Obama's Democratic supporters.
West Virginia is expected to go for Clinton big time - and the polls show it.
Clinton has a 43-point advantage over Obama, 66 percent to 23 percent, according to a survey from the American Research Group released Friday.
The poll was conducted after Tuesday's primary results and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
"This state is really Hillary Clinton's wheelhouse. It's an older population, socially conservative, blue-collar workers," said Kennie Bass, a political reporter for WCHS in West Virginia.
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This mean don't cound Hillary our and the SD's need to wake up!
Good for West Virginia. Somebody better wake up and smell the coffee. Obama will be the worst thing possible for America at this time. Maybe a great win for Senator Clinton will at least wipe the smirk off Obama's face. He and Michelle have too much baggage to be president. He hasn't a clue how to lead. I am afraid of the terrible genes he has, also. You know, they say blood tells, and so does genes. If Senator Clinton loses, I will vote for Senator McCain.
The people are not deciding the nominee. The Washington Insiders will vote and decide for us.
Obama the man of change... who speaks of a broken washington... and of the old washington insiders who broke it- must NOW ask those old washington insiders to GIVE him the democratic nomination.
Ted Kennedy and the superdelegates are nothing but old washington insiders. Now they will vote and select the party nominee- NOT the people.
Obama should be shunning and denouncing them- instead he is courting them. What a hypocritical liar.
This was news yesterday. Why CNN has same thing over and over when it is about Hillary.
Only thing Obama got was Wright.
Clinton Net Work
HILLARY WILL WIN WEST VIRGINIA & KENTUCKY.... THEN WHAT WILL OBAMA DO AFTER TWO IMPORTANT STATES ARE LOST?? I KNOW WHO WOULD NEVER WIN THESE TWO IN THE GENERAL!
Go Home Hillsilly!!!!!
Its means they are just as backwards as theyve ever been. You can't say that WV is an important swing state and then disenfranchise all the others that obama has won.
it really doesn't mean anything, i cannot understand why people will waste their vote on hillary......and as far as the white votes, the chosen vice president will draw those voters....but there are many, many whites in obama's corner.....hillary is not all that!!!
Senator Obama has some work to do in West Virginia, certainly. But it is a small state that has not been vital to Democratic success. What is refreshing is that Obama is still campaigning there, fulfilling his commitment to serve as President of a United States of America.
If PENSYLVANIA , the big state couldn`t help her? Is it WEST VIRGINIA, the small state that will help her.
THIS GAME IS JUST OVER FOR THE CLINTONS,PERIOD. SHE NEEDS TO FACE THE FACTS!!
The next few contest will prove that Hillary is the "correct" nominee to represent the "broader" base of the party. Obama is so far in his Oprah-Winfrey Ivory Tower that you've got to wonder if he will give away free cars when he becomes President-and no one will be able to afford the gas for them. Hillary is experienced on the issues that matter to 'average' Americans and knows how to deliver to fix many of the problems facing "the people". Obama and his supporters seem to be on some cheerleading team about "changing" history – but that doesn't put food on the table, secure your job, create new jobs, create healthcare for all etc. Hillary's ideas hit the soul of what the problems and solutions are for the next President while Obama just keeps yapping and droning on like he's trying to win a toast-master's trophy. Go Hillary go..despite the pundits with an agenda.
Hillary Clinton has been sounding more like a member of the Republican Party over the past weeks... and I am beginning to believe that only those that want to continue the policies of W. will support her. Those Democrats that don't represent the party, but tend to vote Republican, or on hot bed Republican issues, Gun Control, Abortion, Gay Marriage, Etc.. Etc... Many Republicans are disinfranchised with their own Candidate.. and they will vote for the next best... Clinton... another truly Savvy, Old School Politician, just like McCain.
The states that vote for Clinton represent more of the same... those that vote for Obama... want change... significan change in Washington D.C.
These folks will likely not even research Obama.. but will only vote against him because they think he's a Neo Liberal... which he is not.
It also means, 1 down and 5 to go until we can really get this long awaited pre season over.
Everyone will eventually realize we are just one country and we all have the same basic values.
We need a big coalition–not just rural white people. We are not as resitant to change as some would have us be.
Well, at this point it will mean a lot to her exit strategy but nothing to overall race... how many delegates are at stake? She might win big but it won't change the status of the race. She needs to retire very soon, otherwise the democratic party will have to thank the Clinton's for a big win for McCain in November.
It does not mean anything. It is time to land this plane Hillary. Try and avoid sniper fires as you land!
It's pretty interesting that Obama supporters are such bigots toward the people of West Virginia. I thought he and his supporters were for change, warm fuzzies, and hugs? Not if you happen to be from West Viriginia. This Clinton supporter will be voting for McCain in the fall. He and his supporters disgust me.
The numbers will change slightly towards Barack before tuesday's primary but she'll still lead by at least 15 points. Kentucky he will do slightly better. Puerto Rico is Clinton's land but after that, it's all his with SD,OR and MT.
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It will show that even with all of the lies, double-talk, smearing, and pandering that there are still many racists in this country who would vote for Hilary over Barack Obama.
"Some say it could send a sobering message to Obama's Democratic supporters."
That small minority is talking about a state that comprises roughly half a percent of the country's population. Obama will still have an INSURMOUNTABLE
Since I can see the barrage of racist claims coming from Obama-bots:
For the last time, if someone doesn't vote for Obama, it does not mean they are racist!!!
Hillary supporters don't cry sexist at everyone who doesn't vote for her.
Get over yourselves!!! Substance, people.
What West Virginia means is simple: America still has a long way to go to rid itself of racial prejudice. It's that simple.
"Some say it could send a sobering message to Obama's Democratic supporters" Some Hillary supporters you meant to say. They are the only ones that think a big win here means anything.
Wow, the voters are getting it. Senator Obama is nothing more than a talking, walking machine. All air and no subsatance. Believe he has bribed the superdelegates with $$s for their next campaign or promised favors. Does the people want all of America to look like his South Chicago area with is proverty and crime. And lets not forget, the very corrupt Chicago political maachine that has helped him so far, Rezko, Ayers, Rev. Wright, the Black Liberation Theology Church and its hateful teaching that the BLACKS ARE THE CHOSEN PEOPLE. Wake up, voters, this man is not the leader we need or want. Vote for anyone except Obama. Even his wife hates America.
I've been trying to find a blog to leave this comment on. So far this is the only one i've found and my comment does't go with the subject.
Anyway, I've been hearing about Obama finding a V. President they keep saying Hillary.
Well, what if he asked another African American man to be his V.P. Someone like COLEEN POWELL.
To me that would be the best ticket ever offered in any Presidental Election.
This means nothing because the race is over! Hillary is behind by every objective standard! She can't catch up! She can't win! She will likely continue to bash the Democratic nominee because she is a "sore loser."
CNN please post this!