Obama Carries Missouri AND Kansas!!!
Actually, right now (12:30 a.m.) no one is exactly sure if Obama won Missouri, but I endorsed him so I'll just go ahead and claim that he did. Also, the headline matches the photo far better than simply reporting a lopsided Obama victory in Kansas.
As usual, KANSAS CITY POLLING PLACES WERE A MESS!!! I can understand Kansas being unprepared for the high turnout but Kansas City Proper polling places are consistently sloppy in dealing with an election in which more than a few are interested.
At my polling station there were a significant number of folks shut out and it just didn't seem like the people working were interested in doing their job, understandable given that all of this excitement rarely leads to any real progress, STILL it's nice to go through the motions efficiently.
And while I'm pleased with the outcome I predicted, I think the days of Missouri as a bellwether state are over. Hillary's win in California seems far more important than anything happening in the flyover states. Sad that Obama's "Si, se puede" message didn't resonate with Latinos who are far more bigoted than your favorite blogger TKC.
And while I don't have any grand conclusions about the election results I will note that the grassroots support and street level excitement for Obama was a good sign that people in Kansas City proper are still desperately hoping to put their faith in a candidate even after being disappointed time and again.
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