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McCain takes Kentucky, Obama wins Vermont

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

John McCain just was declared the winner in Kentucky and Obama has won Vermont, according to NBC.

Since I'm a Vermonter born and raised I would like to comment on Obama's victory. This is the most expected victory in political history. The last time I was up there it seemed like practically everyone was in love with the Senator from Illinois. His credentials as Vermont's president of choice were also helped by the fact that he is the only 2008 presidential candidate--and the first major party candidate in years--to visit the Green Mountain State.

But Vermont's decidely liberal bent and the shear domination of state politics by the Democratic Party for the last 20 years or so make it an easy victory. Only two counties, my own one of Rutland and the rural Northeast Kingdom county of Essex have any real Republican presence anymore and only Essex voted for Bush in 2004.

- Matt Robare
posted by Collegian Staff, 7:02 PM

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