Oregon and Kentucky vote; nation yawns and rolls over
In case anyone’s still paying attention, there were two more primaries today. Hillary Clinton scored a big win in Kentucky, with 65 percent of the vote to Obama’s 30 percent.
But Obama looks poised to win Oregon, and says he’s reached the delegate threshold. Various media folks are reporting that he now has an “insurmountable advantage” in the race for the Democratic nomination, much like they said … back in February. It’s the Groundhog Day primary!
Clinton says she’s still in it though, and will take her campaign to Montana, South Dakota, and Puerto Rico — the only places that haven’t yet voted. “I’m going to keep making our case until we have a nominee, whoever she may be,” Clinton told fans in her victory rally in Louisville, Kentucky. She also vowed that she’s the candidate “to turn the climate crisis into an energy revolution and create millions of new jobs.”
Obama had his own environmental push in his remarks, delivered in Des Moines, Iowa:
Change is an energy policy that doesn’t rely on buddying up to the Saudi royal family and then begging them for oil, an energy policy. Change is an energy policy that puts a price on pollution and makes the oil companies invest their record profits in clean, renewable sources of energy that will create millions of new jobs and leave our children a safer planet. That’s what change is, Iowa.