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Talking Points From Clinton for Everyone

Updated 8:35 p.m.
By Anne E. Kornblut
No need to wait for Clinton surrogates to start talking on television after the polls close. The Hillary Clinton campaign is helpfully e-mailing out its talking points. This arrived just before 7:30 p.m.:

1. "We're excited by what we're seeing."
2. "We have 21 states that are still outstanding where we expect to pick up a significant number of new delegates."
3. "To be sure, both campaigns have a long night ahead of them -- but we feel very good about the numbers that we're seeing."
4. "It's very important that people in the states where the polls are still open get out and vote."

And for anyone seeking to spin the Georgia defeat:

1."Unlike the Obama campaign, the Clinton campaign never dedicated significant resources to Georgia."
2. "Sen. Obama spent over $500,000 dollars on ads on television and radio; we never went up on TV."
3. "The Obama campaign has 9 offices in Georgia. The Clinton campaign only has 2."
4. "Sen. Obama has had staff and significant campaign operation across the state for 8 months. Sen. Clinton only deployed staff to the state in the last couple of weeks."
5. "Polls have consistently showed Sen. Obama with wide lead over Sen Clinton. That lead has only widened over time."

And the hits keep coming: The Clinton campaign next sent out its talking points on the races in Tennessee and Oklahoma -- just in case anyone happens to stumble in front of a live mic:

"We're very excited by our strong victories in Oklahoma and Tennessee.

"These are the first two states where both candidates competed fiercely.

"For months, the Obama campaign has been spinning that they have a monopoly on red states; tonight we showed that they don't.

"With these first two victories, Hillary Clinton has demonstrated that she can compete and win in red states.

By Web Politics Editor  |  February 5, 2008; 7:45 PM ET
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