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Sweet: Obama sweeps Saturday. Wins Louisiana, Nebraska, Virgin Islands and Washington State.


RICHMOND, VA.--Barack Obama sweeps the Saturday contests. Wins Louisiana, Nebraska, Virgin Islands and Washington State.


Didn't just sweep them -- won them all with huge, enormous margins.

In addition to landslides in the 3 caucuses, he won the sole primary -- Louisiana -- by over 20 percentage points.

He garnered a large delegate haul.

It's impossible for the Clintons to spin such a drubbing with a straight face. Not that they won't try.

Those four are about as different from each other as possible. Shows he has support from all sorts of people. And he won by large margins.

The only thing she was able to do is formally remove Patti Solis Doyle as head of her campaign and replace her with a longer term Clinton "retainer".

The blacks in Maine, Nebraska and Washington state must have turned out huge for Obama. Who knew?

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