Brodner’s Person of the Day: Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Election

Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.


It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Election

Here’s a kind of Super Tuesday wrap. This tie between Clinton and Obama is actually looking bad for her. She’s going to need to do something to change this game! As Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen point out on Politico.com Hillary is staring these factors in the face:
1-    Obama actually got more delegates on Tuesday. 14 more. His momentum is real.
2-    Obama was tied in the popular vote, very different than polls of just a few weeks ago. This shows his surge.
3-    Obama carried 6 more states than she did. And they were diverse; especially impressive was bellweather Missouri.
4-    Hillary lost the money race in January. Obama raised $31 million and she only $14 million, a 2-1 margin.
5-    The calendar will be very Obama-friendly for now. He’s got caucuses (which have been great for him), big African American turnout places like the Potomac primaries and his home state of Hawaii. Her next big shots are Ohio and Pennsylvania in a month or more.

What will Bill do?

THE TRUTH...

is the first thing despots go after. An unwavering commitment to it is probably what draws you to Mother Jones' journalism. And as we're seeing in the US and the world around, authoritarians seek to poison the discourse and the way we relate to each other because they can't stand people coming together around a shared sense of the truth—it's a huge threat to them.

Which is also a pretty great way to describe Mother Jones' mission: People coming together around the truth to hold power accountable.

And right now, we need to raise about $400,000 from our online readers over the next two months to hit our annual goal and make good on that mission. Read more about the information war we find ourselves in and how people-powered, independent reporting can and must rise to the challenge—and please support our team's truth-telling journalism with a donation if you can right now.

payment methods

THE TRUTH...

is the first thing despots go after. An unwavering commitment to it is probably what draws you to Mother Jones' journalism. And as we're seeing in the US and the world around, authoritarians seek to poison the discourse and the way we relate to each other because they can't stand people coming together around a shared sense of the truth—it's a huge threat to them.

Which is also a pretty great way to describe Mother Jones' mission: People coming together around the truth to hold power accountable.

And right now, we need to raise about $400,000 from our online readers over the next two months to hit our annual goal and make good on that mission. Read more about the information war we find ourselves in and how people-powered, independent reporting can and must rise to the challenge—and please support our team's truth-telling journalism with a donation if you can right now.

payment methods

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our free newsletter

Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate