Hillary Clinton's surrogates here in New York just released some talking points discounting Obama's win tonight in Georgia. Read below as to what they are saying:
Unlike the Obama campaign, the Clinton campaign never dedicated significant resources to Georgia.
Sen. Obama spent over $500,000 dollars on ads on television and radio; we never went up on TV.
The Obama campaign has 9 offices in Georgia. The Clinton campaign only has 2.
Sen. Obama has had staff and significant campaign operation across the state for 8 months. Sen. Clinton only deployed staff to the state in the last couple of weeks.
Polls have consistently showed Sen. Obama with wide lead over Sen Clinton. That lead has only widened over time.
The reality is Hillary never had a shot in Georgia. The Obama camp told me last week they were counting on Georgia. Remember, Georgia was the FIRST state Obama went to after his victory in South Carolina. It is a state with a heavy African-American population.