I stand corrected.
Actually, the fact that I’m sitting quite comfortably doesn’t matter as much as the fact that I was wrong.
Hillary Clinton did not – I repeat, did not – score a double digit victory over Barack Obama in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary.
As of now, CNN’s official tally of Hillary’s win shows her with 54.7501939494590227735948765900% of the vote to Obama’s 45.40193856383920203294874665848% percent of the vote for a victory margin by Hillary of 9.301929348375758339929219919287%.
So many of you were adamant that it was wrong of me to make the claim that Hillary won by “double digits” that I felt a correction was in order. In fact, some of you went to great pains to show me the error of my mathematical ways. Unfortunately, my Cray is down at the moment so I could only give a limited number of decimal point spread. I suppose I could have called the NSA and borrowed theirs but I understand they’re a little busy right now trying to decrypt the latest al-Qaeda intercepts so I nixed that idea.
I retract my earlier pronouncement that Hillary won by 10% or “double digits. Except if you’re talking about white voters.
Or Catholic voters.
Or Jewish voters
Or voters who go to church once a week.
Or voters who own guns.
Or voters 45-59 years of age.
Or voters 60 and over.
Or Female voters.
Or those with no college degree.
Or those who make $15-30 thousand and $30-$50 thousand, and $50-$75 thousand, and $100-$150 thousand a year.
Or those who believe the economy is the most important issue.
Or those with a union member in the household.
Other than that, Obama did great. He spent $11 million and got the stoner vote, the Limousine Liberal vote, the celebrity watchers vote, the elitist egghead vote, the atheists, anti-gun nuts, and open borders vote (the “Anti-Bittergate crowd), the perpetual student vote, and hundreds of thousands of rightly proud African Americans.
With a coalition like that, I predict that ex-President McGovern will be the first one to call with his congratulations on election night.