Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Obama wins Georgia

It didn't take much time at all for the pundits to call Georgia for Barack Obama. Perhaps it had a little something to do with the black voters in that state: 88 percent of African-Americans, according to CNN's exit polling, went for Obama, compared to 11 percent for Hillary Clinton. This bests a Public Policy Polling survey that showed Obama leading among blacks with 73 percent.

Georgia apportions its delegates proportionally, so Obama won't get all 87 delegates at stake there. But it's a good start for the senator from Illinois.