Video: Pennsylvania Primary Happens Today (Updated)

Full results are available here.

The polls open at 7am and close at 8pm eastern time. The only contest of the day, of course, will be between the two remaining Democratic candidates. Hillary Clinton is hoping to win big while Barack Obama is simply hoping to do well as he’s not anticipating a win.

Here’s a video preview on it all from Fox News:

Here’s another look at Pennsylvania from MSNBC:

Finally, a report on it from the Associated Press:

BLUE BELL, Pa. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton invoked Pearl Harbor, the Berlin Wall and Osama bin Laden as she reached for a victory in Pennsylvania’s Democratic presidential primary to recharge her comeback effort.

Barack Obama said she would probably win but he hoped to keep it close in Tuesday’s voting.

Clinton made her closing arguments Monday for the biggest primary left on the election schedule, running an ad with historic images to ask voters whom they would trust most in the White House during a time of trouble. It’s the same tactic she used successfully in the “3 a.m.” ad she aired in the closing days of the Ohio and Texas contests last month.

It was the first time a Democratic candidate has used bin Laden in a campaign commercial in the 2008 race for the White House. The terrorist appears along with images from the stock market crash, the bombing at Pearl Harbor, the Soviet threat, the collapse of the Berlin Wall and Hurricane Katrina as an announcer tells voters the political contest is for “the most important job in the world.”

“You need to be ready for anything, especially now, with two wars, oil prices skyrocketing and an economy in crisis. Harry Truman said it best, `If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.’ Who do you think has what it takes?” the announcer says at the end, as Clinton appears on screen.

Obama spokesman Bill Burton said the ad “plays the politics of fear.” And he said Clinton is to blame for allowing bin Laden to escape by supporting war in Iraq and diverting the U.S. military.

Some are predicting a blowout win for Clinton, perhaps 10 points or higher such as this Drudge Report flash which says internal Clinton campaign polling says she’s winning by 11 points.

It could be that high but I’m betting it will be less than 10. Probably 8 to 10 points she takes Pennsylvania is my prediction. Without a substantial blowout win, and even with one, Clinton still does not stand a chance of bridging the delegate gap due to the proportionality of the Democratic contests.

As always, we’ll have full coverage and results as they begin coming in around 8pm eastern time, 5pm pacific tonight.


Here’s some more coverage from the CBS Early Show this morning:

We’ll have complete results and coverage this evening starting around 8pm eastern.