So Obama won more states and more delegates, and tied for the popular vote. Although we lost California, we're calling the night a win overall. For a challenger up against somebody with huge name-recognition, a split decision on the night when Clinton was expecting to sew up the nomination is a big win for us: even with Clinton's superdelegates (senior party members, who can change their votes at any time) her lead is now less than 100 delegates out of over 4000, less than a 3-point lead.
But now all the other states are important too, so here's when to pay attention:
Remaining Presidential Primary dates in 2008
- February 9: Louisiana, Washington (caucus), Kansas (R)
- February 10: Maine (D)
- February 12: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
- February 19: Hawaii (D)*, Washington (primary), Wisconsin
- March 4: Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont
- March 8: Wyoming (D)
- March 11: Mississippi
- April 22: Pennsylvania
- May 6: Indiana, North Carolina
- May 13: Nebraska, West Virginia
- May 20: Kentucky, Oregon
- May 27: Idaho (R)
- June 3: Montana, New Mexico (R), South Dakota
All the momentum is with Barack now. Go-bama!
Update: Thanks to Ade for pointing out that Obama at least won San Francisco, 52%-45%.