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Democrat Barack Obama went to Alexandria on Sunday for a rally at T.C. Williams High School. The Post's Amy Gardner describes the scene. (Video by Akira Hakuta /

Related story: "With Two Days to Go, All-Out Appeal in Region."

By Editors  |  February 10, 2008; 11:09 PM ET
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National headed to head polls...

The standard poll accuracy standards apply, but from these it sure looks at the moment like Obama would fair better against McCain than Clinton.

Both Obama and Clinton are excellent at bringing people together and inspiring them to vote, in Hillary's case though it is the Republicans.

Posted by: IndependenceEveWonderlandBallroom | February 11, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I certainly hope that Obama wins the Democratic nomination and Hillary Clinton doesn't manage to steal it away from him (i.e. Florida / Michigan, super-delegates, and keep in mind all those cacuses -- cauci? -- have not officially bound delegates for Obama yet ; )

Posted by: JakeD | February 11, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round... The HRC campaign is losing a little of it's mojo as Obama surges ahead. The weekend saw Obama sweep all the Democratic primaries and caucuses. That's Louisiana, Nebraska, Washington, Maine and the Virgin Islands all going for Obama. The annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner saw HRC deliver a fine speech but later in the evening Obama brought down the house. Chants of *O-BAM-A* brought the Jefferson-Jackson dinner crowd into a state of frenzy as Obama-mania continues to spread like wild fire through the United States.
Yes, we can!

Posted by: dionc9 | February 11, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Well, to be fair, that strategy worked so poorly for Guiliani because he hadn't won New Hampshire, Arizona, California, New York, Massachusetts, Tennessee, New Jersey, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Michigan, and (most importantly) Florida ; )

Posted by: JakeD | February 11, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse


Absolutely! And re. what you said about the nomination, I am concerned about the superdelegates. Imo, this should be left to the voters, not to those in the party hierarchy.

Posted by: LiberatedVoter | February 11, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse


Clinton must now adopt the "wait and see" approach for Ohio and Texas that worked so poorly for Guiliani with Florida.

In the meantime, the Obama momentum will build and will be hard to stop.

Obama is becoming even more self-assured and Presidential in his rallies. One cannot help but become hopeful and enthused.

BTW, if you can't make it to a rally, you can find the entire Obama rally setlist--from "City of Blinding Lights" to which he takes the stage, to "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"--the entire setlist!--on Itunes, here:

Yes we can.
Obama '08

Posted by: caraprado1 | February 11, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Will you then join with me in pledging to NOT vote for Hillary Clinton in November if she somehow manages to secure / steal the nomination?

Posted by: JakeD | February 11, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

I, as a middle-aged woman and a free thinker, am thrilled to see Senator Obama run for the White House. When I heard him speak at the Democratic Convention in 2004, I knew he was going somewhere and was hoping he would run for President.

I am somewhat concerned about how female voters tend to place their hopes on Mrs. Clinton, given that many seem to think that because she's a woman, they MUST vote for her. That is very, very misguided! I don't care about the sex or ethnicity of a voter, I care about the content of their character and where they stand on the issues. And, if there are serious problems with a particular candidate's campaign, that figures into how I decide for whom to vote.

Having said that, I have decided to vote for Senator Obama. His stand on the war in Iraq, health care reform, Social Security and other issues are well-thought out. Mrs. Clinton, on the other hand, has a number of problems I cannot reconcile. For example, re. her health care reform, Mrs. Clinton suggested that if one does not take part, their wages could be garnished. This is not fair to the working poor who cannot afford to pay into any health care system. Believe me, I know of many people who are in that predicament.

Mrs. Clinton's campaign has had financial issues as well. Some of her staff remain unpaid, and it's been reported that her campaign headquarters in NH has not paid its rent. This apparently is being resolved, which is great, but it never should have been an issue to begin with.

To document this, here are a couple of outside links to news reports about this:

Lastly, I have trouble with the negative campaigning and mudslinging on the part of the Clintons.

I doubt that Mrs. Clinton is qualified for the position of President, based on issues including the above. How can someone run this country if their campaign can't pay some of its staff or bills? How can someone claim they are experienced enough to run this great nation of ours, yet resorts to what I think is ridiculous mudslinging?

Therefore, even though I supported Mrs. Clinton in the past, I am now going to vote for Senator Obama.

Posted by: LiberatedVoter | February 11, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

There's no way that Hillary would agree to be Obama's VP.

Posted by: JakeD | February 11, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Obama virtually has it in the hat in Virgina, as well as other states as well at this point:

Barack vs. Hillary- The Google Effect

Posted by: davidmwe | February 11, 2008 7:16 AM | Report abuse

Let's harness the excitement we're seeing among Democrats for BOTH amazing candidates. Sign the petition to Howard Dean and the DNC at

Posted by: steven4 | February 10, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

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