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Potomac Primary: You Pick The Scenarios

Now, to most everyone's surprise, the big show comes here. The political leaders of Virginia, Maryland and the District suddenly look smart, as next Tuesday's Potomac Primary takes center stage in the hunts for the presidential nominations in both parties. Here's your chance to weigh in on how Tuesday's vote will change the dynamic in the two races.

Feel free to vote in both the Democratic and Republican scenario selections below, and please add your comments if you've got alternative scenarios that I should have included in the survey.

First, the Democratic possibilities:

And now, the Republican possibilities:

By Marc Fisher |  February 6, 2008; 8:50 AM ET
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One factor to remember, the DC area has a VERY large concentration of Mormons and right now they are skeptical of McCain and despise Huckabee (lets face it the guy is an a--kissing, disenguous, religious bigot and that is on a good day)

Posted by: Woodbridge VA | February 6, 2008 10:34 AM

This poll is BS. I think it's very possible Hillary could win both MD and VA.

Posted by: uh | February 6, 2008 11:27 AM

I think it's all well and good to consider the importance and potential of the Potomac Primaries to propel any of the candidates towards the nomination (or perpetuate the muddled process further), but let's not forget about the next few stops in between:

Louisiana, which is where I now live, would be huge (can Obama keep his Southern mojo?)
Nebraska (can Obama continue to win in areas that Edwards probably would have split with him?)
Washington, our first chance to see the Pacific Northwest's take on the candidates
Maine, will it follow it's neighbors to the south (New Hampshire) or go for Obama?

Posted by: MRB | February 6, 2008 1:45 PM

Louisiana will go for Obama.

The other three are caucuses which Obama has swept outside of Nevada.

Maryland, D.C., and Virginia have plenty of Obama's two best demographics (blacks and college grads).

Posted by: Max | February 6, 2008 9:25 PM

While I do think that 8 point margins in VA and MD are likely for Obama - (along with a convincing DC win) I do not agree that this only muddies the waters. The spin is easier than that: It's three wins for Obama and a narrowing of the Delegate gap. In committed delegates - if Lousiana goes his in a big way - it may put him over the top.

Add to that an edge in Washington state and it does not matter if Clinton takes Maine. The sound of that train, Mr. Anderson, is the sound of inevitability.

Texas can't come soon enough for Clinton. And that's the problem - it *can't* come soon enough.

Posted by: Robert Trifts | February 7, 2008 12:22 AM

While I do think that 8 point margins in VA and MD are likely for Obama - (along with a convincing DC win) I do not agree that this only muddies the waters. The spin is easier than that: It's three wins for Obama and a narrowing of the Delegate gap. In committed delegates - if Lousiana goes his in a big way - it may put him higher than Clinton.

Add to that an edge in Washington state and it does not matter if Clinton takes Maine. The sound of that train, Mr. Anderson, is the sound of inevitability.

Texas can't come soon enough for Clinton. And that's the problem - it *can't* come soon enough.

Posted by: Robert Trifts | February 7, 2008 12:23 AM

I think, given the demographics of the area, that Obama will have a fairly easy time of it in all three of the Potomac Primaries. I think it's going to be a romp in DC, and most likely in Maryland, too. Virginia might be a little closer, but I still suspect it will be a convincing victory. I've volunteered on the campaign in NOVA, and the sheer numbers of people who have done the same, along with the level of enthusiasm, guarantees that there will be hundreds of people knocking on doors, making calls, and getting people excited about Obama this weekend.

I predict record turnout, since our votes actually matter for once :)

But a message to anyone in DC, MD or VA that likes Obama or is considering voting for him: VOTE! This is not one of those cases where you can stay away from the polls because you think the outcome is already decided. Obama needs every single vote he can get. More votes=more delegates=more momentum. Please vote!

YES WE CAN!

Posted by: ASinMoCo | February 7, 2008 9:29 AM

Obama is like a breath of fresh air, When I hear Hillary speak it's like inhaling stale air.

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