My Psychic Hangover

Super Tuesday   Democrats    
State   Del. Clinton Obama % In    
spread
     
California   370 52% 42% 99%       10      
New York   232 57% 40% 99%       17      
Illinois   153 33% 65% 99%       32      
Georgia   103 31% 67% 99%       36      
New Jersey   107 54% 44% 99%       10      
Missouri   72 48% 49% 100%       1      
Tennessee   68 54% 41% 100%       13      
Massachusetts   93 56% 41% 100%       15      
Arizona   56 51% 42% 95%       9      
Minnesota   72 32% 67% 82%       35      
Colorado   71 32% 67% 99%       35      
Alabama   52 42% 56% 99%       14      
Connecticut   48 47% 51% 100%       4      
Oklahoma   38 55% 31% 100%       24      
Arkansas   35 70% 27% 95%       43      
Utah   23 39% 57% 99%       18      
Delaware   15 43% 53% 100%       10      
North Dakota   21 37% 61% 100%       24      
                         
                         
Alaska   18 25% 75% 98%       50      
New Mexico   26 49% 48% 98%       1      
Kansas   21 26% 74% 100%       28      
Idaho   12 17% 79% 100%       62

It was a long night and every bit worth today’s psychic hangover—best described as fatigue, relief, and an aching head, not from the swollen fuzziness of too many margaritas, but of way too many numbers, Pat Buchanan, and Chris Matthews. Staring at that flipping results ticker on MSNBC was giving me the spins.

shrivercoat.jpgcarolinesuit.jpgMy pal Bob’s periodic, telegram-like emails during the evening kept me upbeat, especially one in which he described Hillary as a “yellow-wardrobed warbler.” Yellow isn’t her best color, is it? Did that sound catty? They (women politicians) should take their fashion cues from Maria Shriver and Caroline Kennedy. Enough of the ladies pantsuits. Please.

Barack made a fine showing. When I went to bed, the California returns showed 55% to 33%; when I got up this morning the gap had narrowed by 10 points.

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