Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Super Tuesday

Matt Drudge has the results of Super Tuesday in a nice capsule form:

CLINTON:
AR, AZ, CA, MA, NY, NJ, OK, TN

OBAMA: AK, AL, CT, CO, DE, GA, ID, IL, KS, MN, MO, ND, UT

HUCKABEE:
AL, AR, GA, TN, WV

MCCAIN: AZ, CA, CT, DE, IL, MO, NJ, NY, OK
ROMNEY: CO, MA, MN, MT, ND, UT

The Chicago Tribune has a nice slideshow on Barack Obama including this picture as a young lad with his American mother, Ann Dunham, in Hawaii. Others are those of his Kenyan father, Barack Obama, Sr. and his African grandmother, Sarah Hussein Obama. There are also snapshots of Lolo Sotero, the Indonesian second husband of Ann Dunham, and his half-sister, Maya Soetero-Ng.


The race for the Democratic Presidential nomination looks like it will be long and grueling, as the top two contenders exchanged significant victories on Super Tuesday. The Republican race is not over, but John McCain would seem to be the odds-on favorite to take the nomination of the GOP.

2 comments:

Amadeo said...

I have known of Obama's personal history for a while, but this is my first time to see pictures of that childhood that he went through.

After seeing those, how can one not identify and empathize with him? And to this day, it is reported he continues to speak passable Indonesian.

I believe I will vote for him if nominated. But the next time around.

DJB Rizalist said...

I don't think Hillary can beat John McCain, although I could be wrong. But my interest in Obama is the fact that he is a magnificent American work in progress, while above two are entirely known quantities. This is a new and most interesting mutation.