(CNN) â€” Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Michigan’s Democratic primary vote for the New York senator sent a clear message â€” despite the fact that she was the only major presidential candidate on the ballot.
â€œTonight Michigan Democrats spoke loudly for a new beginning,” said campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle in a statement sent to reporters shortly after the polls closed in the state. “You spoke out for an economy that would honor the middle class, not punish it. You spoke out for a president who will fight to create good paying jobs at a time when so many families are struggling to make ends meet.
“You spoke out for an end to the war in Iraq. You spoke out for a quality, affordable health care system that works for all Americans. For that, we thank you. Your voices matter. And as president, Hillary Clinton will not only keep listening, but will make sure your voice is always heard.”
To claim victory in a state where all the delegates were pulled and you should have pulled your name from the ballots is just plain weird. Seriously, what do her surrogates think she gains by saying she won this mess of a primary? Brownie points?
Of note…70% of African Americans who voted did so for “Uncommitted” and they would have gone overwhelmingly for Barack had his name been on the ballot. How overwhelmingly? Try 73%.
On to South Carolina…