Para Romney (que ganha em Michigan), para as sondagens (que, numa análise geral, colocavam Romney em ligeira vantagem) e para os mercados electrónicos (que, correctamente, deram no final menos hipóteses a McCain do que as próprias sondagens).
Clinton ganhou? Sim, claro. Mas perdeu entre o eleitorado negro.
O excelente Jay Cost:
"Tonight's results are another indication that African Americans are breaking his [Obama's] way. The Clinton campaign should be worried about this. It appears as if Obama might be able to take an important part of the traditional Democratic coalition. He is thus moving beyond the relatively narrow appeal of previous "insurgent" Democratic candidates like Bill Bradley and Gary Hart. This is bad news for Clinton."