Sunday 20 January 2008

Las Vegas pays out for Hillary

Hillary's win in Nevada yesterday doesn't mean she will take South Carolina - Obama must still be the favourite there - but it puts her firmly on course for Super Duper Tuesday in February. And she owes her win not only to women, but to Hispanics and to Las Vegas casino workers, who ignored the union diktats that they should support Obama. Hillary is now even more firmly the favourite to win the nomination; however, she is also more likely to face her toughest potential opponent, John McCain, given his victory in South Carolina's Republican Primary. It will be an extraordinarily tight race if that happens.

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