Obama’s ‘Enlightened’ City Voters Crow in Missouri
<div style="text-align: center"><img src="/files/u2/st-louis-sticker150.jpg" title="St. Louis sticker" alt="St. Louis sticker" height="108" width="150" /></div>The Missouri Democratic Primary has had more switchbacks than a trail through the Okarks. The Associated Press declared Hillary Clinton the winner (and her campaign spread the good news) last night, but today, with 99% of precincts reporting, Barack Obama has won. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Obama's margin of victory as "<a href="http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/political-fix/political-fix/2008/02/city-voters-come-up-big-for-obama/" target="_blank" title="missouri vote totals">about 10,500 votes</a>." <p>Clinton won overwhelmingly in rural Missouri (more details on the rural/exurban/urban split here later today), but Obama pulled heavily in Kansas City and in St. Louis, where he led Clinton by 30,000 votes. </p><p><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/political-fix/political-fix/2008/02/obama-camp-elated/" target="_blank" title="william Lacy Clay">U.S Rep. William Lacy Clay</a> of St. Louis, an Obama supporter, spoke with the Post-Dispatch's today and reached out (kind of) to rural Missourians:</p><p>"Here's what you can take from this," Clay told Adam Jadhav. "(Obama) is electable. If he is the nominee, I hope those Hillary voters will come over to our side in November. I ask them to join their enlightened brothers and sisters in the metropolitan areas of St Louis and vote for change in November."</p>Way to woo, Representative Clay!