Hillary Clinton’s Electoral Map Argument

By Dotcomabc

May 9, 2008 10:48pm

ABC News’ Eloise Harper reports: Hillary Clinton was back in Louisville, Ky., Friday night delivering her stump speech. She rolled through her lines at the Democratic Party dinner in this state where she is up in the polls, as many in the audience cheered while holding “Hillary” signs.

Sen. Clinton re-introduced her electoral map argument, which she raised yesterday in West Virginia, where she said “delegate math may be complicated, but the electoral math is easy.” Clinton on Friday night sought to make the same argument that she can win the election in November despite Sen. Barack Obama’s lead in delegates.

Clinton said, “The only way we can have a Democrat in that White House come next January is to win in November, and we cannot win unless we can win 270 electoral votes. Look at the map and figure out where we are going to get those votes and which candidate is more likely to be able to win those votes in November.”

Clinton even offered a jab toward her opponent during the dinner saying, “We have had enough of speeches. Enough promises. That’s not going to solve our problems. What we need is action.”

The senator was introduced by superdelegate and DNC committee member Terry McBrayer, who ribbed Sen. Obama for not spending time in Kentucky.

“We have been looking for Obama in Kentucky,” he said.  “I personally contacted with Dean’s Milk Company, and we are putting Obama’s picture on a carton of milk to see if we can find him in Kentucky.”

The crowd booed, to which McBrayer responded, “Bring it on.”

Clinton saw the opportunity later in her speech to remind guests that she made the effort to be at the dinner. “I am the only candidate here tonight in Kentucky with all of you,” Clinton said to a loud cheer.

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