Sen. Barack Obama continued his mastery of the south, an area with many African American Democrats, winning 59% of the vote yesterday. His support among Blacks is strong and there are no more dissenters complaining he isn't "Black" enough. He has won over this important Democratic demographic and young people are especially motivated by his message.
As I'm driving around Pennsylvania, eating in restaurants, staying in hotels, attending events I'm watching, listening and speaking to people discuss the race. It's becoming the main topic everywhere. I observed a typical Hillary supporter, a 60'ish woman, talking up her candidate and dissing Sen. Obama to another table of three young people who politely tried ignoring her constant trashing of their guy.
I spoke to a woman upstate who is an Obama supporter and one who is supporting Clinton. Both cited strong preferences and are excited by the race. People at Hillary's event in Scranton were a mix of committed voters and undecideds. I saw one man enter the event with buttons on for each candidate. Polls are showing 20% undecideds and a lot of soft support for each candidate. It appears Pennsylvania is up for grabs.
The Obama delegate lead continues to be around 100 and we're the only primary between today and April 22nd. I'll cover as much of this as I can, for both camps if possible. I am not going to drive around to Obama campaign events, however, if I cannot get press credentials and entry. I can't afford all that gas.