Presidential election 2008

Is Ferraro helping to lay the groundwork for Hillary Clinton’s 2012 campaign?

In today’s Boston Globe, former Democratic vice-presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro proposes a formal study on whether sexism hurt Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign: …a group of women – from corporate executives to academics to members of the media – have requested that the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University and others conduct a study, which we(...)

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Complete county-by-county primary results (so far)

For real election obsessives, I’ve posted an Excel spreadsheet with complete primary results so far: Download 2008primariesbycountyasofMay27.xls (1181.5K) Not surprisingly, it is a very large file and may take a while to download. I will be posting maps from the data after the final primaries, in Montana and South Dakota on June 3. Disclaimers below:(...)

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Is Menino sticking out his neck for Hillary?

The Boston Globe‘s Political Intelligence blog is reporting today that nearly 50 Massachusetts supporters of the pro-choice group NARAL have signed a letter asking that the organization retract its recent endorsement of Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton. "We believe NARAL’s endorsement was not only the wrong one, but entirely premature," the letter states, according to(...)

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Elitist Republicans, rube Democrats

Elitist Republicans, rube Democrats

Over the past few decades, Democratic presidential candidates have done increasingly well in urban areas and Republicans have strengthened their hold over rural areas. The map below shows the major exceptions to this trend in 2004, showing which counties were both significantly more urban and more Republican than the national average, or more rural and(...)

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Obama’s rural peaks and valleys

Obama’s rural peaks and valleys

As other bloggers have noted (see Al Giordano), Barack Obama’s weakness among rural voters seems most pronounced along the Appalachian Mountains, though the map below suggests that the anti-Obama region extends farther west to take in Oklahoma and northern Texas. West Virginia, which went overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton last week, seems to represent the absolute(...)

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Elaboration, please: Sexist attacks on Hillary

The Boston Globe’s Joan Vennochi has a typically clear-eyed column on the refusal by many of Hillary Clinton’s female supporters to concede the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. But one paragraph warrants elaboration: The final book on the 2008 presidential campaign will record a great deal of gender bias. The Hillary Nutcracker, a product(...)

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