Obama 4 for 4 on Saturday and a hit at Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Richmond, Virginia
On Saturday, Sen. Barack Obama won the Louisiana Primary as well as caucuses held in Washington and Nebraska. Obama continued the trend of performing very well in caucuses nationwide. Senator Obama’s lead continues to grow among “pledged” delegates, those awarded by primary vote and caucuses.
The crowd greeted (Clinton) enthusiastically but was largely supportive of her rival. Chants of “Obama” rang through the hall as she made her way offstage.
Both Democratic candidates were in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday to speak at the annual Virginia Democratic Jefferson Jackson dinner. About 4,000 Democratic officials and activists gathered at the state party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner.
Senator Clinton focused much of her speech on differentiating herself from Republican Front Runner John McCain. According to the Associated Press, the crowd greeted her enthusiastically but was largely supportive of her rival. Chants of “Obama” rang through the hall as she made her way offstage.
Senator Obama gave another powerful speech as he continued to build on his theme of hope. At times the scene on television sounded more like a rally than a party fundraiser. Obama also brought up McCain, saying that he looked forward to debating him on the issue of foreign policy.
On Tuesday, the “Potomac Primary” will be held with votes in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Obama is projected to fair very well in these states. This leads up to “Junior Tuesday”on March 4th when Texas (228 delegates), Ohio (161), Rhode Island (32), and Vermont (23)
By the way, Senator Obama won the Virgin Islands on Saturday as well.