What to Look For

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: May 06, 2008 11:00 AM

Like everyone else, I’ll be keeping a close eye on the primary results this evening. I made a list of questions I’ll be looking for answers for when I do my write-ups tonight and I thought I’d share it with you. Here are some of the things I’ll be looking for:

-How much of the working class white vote Obama carries
-How much of an impact Bill Clinton’s aggressive campaigning made for Hillary
-If any exit polls ask about the Reverend Wright controversy
-How much of an impact the gas tax debate had on voters
-How much the economy has increased as a number one voting issue, compared to Iraq
-If Obama talks like a “frontrunner” in his victory/concession speeches or if he looks like he’s just waiting for the clock to run out on all these primaries
-How Hillary modifies the “bar” in her speech—what is the new standard, the popular vote? Will she mention Michigan and Florida?
-Any hints superdelegates Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and John Edwards are getting closer to an endorsement
-Voter registration numbers

Those are just a few things going through my mind now---what are you guys thinking?