Hillary Clinton won the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, to no one’s great surprise. She took most of the state, except for the Philadelphia area (heavily African-American = Obama-friendly), counties associated with Penn State (academics = Obama-friendly), and Lancaster County (Mennonites = Obama-friendly?). Now, it’s up to Indiana and North Carolina to put this campaign out of our misery.
Tonight, I’m spending my evening at my first-ever presidential caucus, for the Idaho Democratic Party. It’s open regardless of party affiliation, which is cool. Between Moscow’s generally weedy liberalism and his heavy advantage with lefty U of I students (including yours truly), Barack Obama probably has Latah County wrapped up, but I really have no idea who’ll win the state as a whole. Democrats in southern Idaho tend to be more blue collar (mining and manufacturing-associated union folks), which is supposed to favor Hillary Clinton. But she’s never even visited the state – whereas the big O stopped in at Boise State U over the weekend.