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Sunday, June 1, 2024
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via CNN: Clinton wins in Puerto Rico, CNN projects.

Of course, via the previously deployed logic of the Clinton campaign, this shouldn’t matter, right? I mean if the Red States or the small states that Obama won don’t really matter in terms of showing the way to the next nominee, then surely winning a contest made up of people who can’t vote in November must mean that this is a meaningless contest, right?

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    1. As a huge Hillary fan, I’m deeply disappointed that her behavior (lack of planning beyond Super Tuesday, lies about Bosnia, changing strategies, overly negative campaign, not managing Bill’s commentary, etc.) has eliminated her as the nominee. I believed in you Hillary as did so many of us… this is simply too little too late and now I see you as an embarrassment!!!!!

      Comment by David — Sunday, June 1, 2024 @ 5:35 pm

    2. Why in the world should PR’s delegates count 100% when all the other territories (Guam, USVI, etc) only count 50%? PR is not a state; they don’t pay federal taxes, and they don’t vote in the US Federal elections. Something is not right with the DNC! It’s disenfranchising towards the other territories!

      Comment by Art — Sunday, June 1, 2024 @ 5:56 pm

    3. This whole PR thing is STUPID! Those people don’t even vote in the general election in November…WHY is there even a primary down there???? It is moronic and a waste of money….The DNC should not let this nonsense continue. I don’t know why in heavens name HRC supporters are so excited about this win because it means nothing….free media coverage is about it….

      Comment by WOW — Sunday, June 1, 2024 @ 7:15 pm

    4. With this Puerto Rico victory, we can see how well Clinton’s doing in the states we have to win in November.

      (no, I’m not an idiot. I’m just joking)

      Comment by John, OH — Sunday, June 1, 2024 @ 7:54 pm

    5. “If you’re going to play the game properly you’d better know every rule.” -B. Jordan

      Obviously, Senator Clinton and her unwise advisors pretended that do not know the DNC Bylaws and Constitution, nor do they care to be informed. This is a very dark time in the democratic process. I pray that we will recover from this circus show soon so that the real winner, Senator Obama, can focus on the general election and win the White House. Perhaps Senator Clinton will take advice from Al Gore and find a real purpose in life in which to explore. The election in Puerto Rico was an embarrassment to democracy–the worst part–they can not vote in the general election in November. I ask you, what is all the hoopla about?

      You may as well count votes in France, England, Sweden, South Africa, who cares, you will never be on top.

      Obama ‘08

      Comment by Common Sense \’08 — Sunday, June 1, 2024 @ 7:54 pm

    6. and we care because…..
      hillary will hype this up and try to make it seem like she has done something relevant, which is absolutely not the case. puerto rico’s voters do not get to vote in the general election and she has already commandeered some extra delegates out of florida and michigan (neither of which would have its votes counted had somebody else been in second place at this point). she lost weeks ago, but is dragging the contest out to the detriment of the whole party. i love that her lawyers are making a “legal” argument to get more delegates out of michigan- as if she uses legal arguments for everything. as soon as she loses in delegates, the popular votes matter. as soon as michigan and florida become needed, she wants everyones voice heard. drop the bullshit and leave us alone hillary.

      Comment by grant — Sunday, June 1, 2024 @ 7:59 pm

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    8. Apparently the popular vote is “meaningless” as well.

      Comment by Talmadge East — Sunday, June 1, 2024 @ 8:33 pm

    9. Tal,

      As a metric in the Democratic Primary process: yes, it is. It has no bearing within the rules of the party.

      The only relevance it can have is if it sways the Superdelegates in massive numbers (which is unlikely). Of course, technically anything can be relevant to the SD’s, including whether they like one candidates wardrobe over the other’s.

      Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Sunday, June 1, 2024 @ 8:41 pm

    10. You blind Obama supporters will get what you have coming. Hillary is the only chance for Democrats. Do you really think America will elect a racist? There aren’t as many fools in America as there appear to be on this blog. Obama’s lies about unknowingly attending a disgusting church for 20 years is laughable. Good luck Obama! See how far the extreme, Marxist left and black vote gets you.

      Comment by phil — Sunday, June 1, 2024 @ 10:53 pm

    11. It shouldn’t matter, but a 68% win by the junior Senator from New York is ig enough to seem to matter. It also makes it at least appear that Hispanics remain in play in the Presidential race.

      Comment by Jenda — Sunday, June 1, 2024 @ 11:49 pm

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