Statement from Clinton Campaign Thus Far at 7:23 pm

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From the Clinton Campaign, two sets of talking points. First, on Super Tuesday overall:

We’re excited by what we’re seeing.
We have 21 states that are still outstanding where we expect to pick up a significant number of new delegates.
To be sure, both campaigns have a long night ahead of them — but we feel very good about the numbers that we’re seeing.
It’s very important that people in the states where the polls are still open get out and vote.

And then rationalizing the sizable loss in the State of Georgia:

Unlike the Obama campaign, the Clinton campaign never dedicated significant resources to Georgia.
Sen. Obama spent over $500,000 dollars on ads on television and radio; we never went up on TV
The Obama campaign has 9 offices in Georgia. The Clinton campaign only has 2.
Sen. Obama has had staff and significant campaign operation across the state for 8 months. Sen. Clinton only deployed staff to the state in the last couple of weeks.
Polls have consistently showed Sen. Obama with wide lead over Sen Clinton. That lead has only widened over time.

Frankly, I think that the Clinton campaign should congratulate Obama for doing well to connect with voters in Georgia — not rationalize his win by stating that they didn’t make Georgia a priority.
— Steve Clemons

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3 comments on “Statement from Clinton Campaign Thus Far at 7:23 pm

  1. Spin Aggregator says:

    They need to be called on this outright garbage. Hillary Clinton was the only presidential candidate to speak at Georgia’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner last week, and Bill Clinton spent multiple days in the last week here in Georgia speaking to the Baptist convention and at Kennesaw State University. Clinton was endorsed by John Lewis, Andrew Young and the only 2 statewide Democratic officeholders. And I have known people organizing in GA for Sen. Clinton well before the last few weeks. They definitely were hoping to do well in Georgia. Perhaps they didn’t advertise here because they didn’t bring in $32 mil. in January and couldn’t afford to?
    I’ve been a household name for 16 years, my husband is the first black president, I’ve been an agent of change for 35 years but that still wasn’t enough for informed voters…sigh…
    I know you’re going to think I’m joking, but DrudgeReport is reporting that a tornado (yes, a real one) just hit Clinton, Arkansas. Check it out for yourself. Too funny …

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  2. JP says:

    That’s an embarrassing disclosure. And they expect to convince people they can win a Reagan landslide in November with this approach?

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  3. arthurdecco says:

    Steve Clemons said:
    “Frankly, I think that the Clinton campaign should congratulate Obama for doing well to connect with voters in Georgia — not rationalize his win by stating that they didn’t make Georgia a priority.”
    I read the Washington Note regularly because I get to read stuff like this lots when I’m here.
    Mr. Clemons, you are a good man.

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