Barack Obama was nowhere to be found on the morning shows, however, one of his surrogates appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss the fallout from Pennsylvania.
Here’s Congressman Tim Roemer, an Obama surrogate:
Also, here’s a look at Obama’s position from ABC News:
A little analysis of Obama’s next moves from Yahoo News:
PHILADELPHIA – Why can’t Barack Obama close the deal?
It’s a question Hillary Rodham Clinton and her surrogates raised through the last days of the caustic Pennsylvania primary contest. And unfortunately for Obama â€” who lost to the former first lady by a 10-point margin Tuesday night â€” it’s a question that bears repeating.
The loss, despite a massive cash infusion and robust campaign presence in the state, underscores the persistent problems he’s had winning over many of the voters who form the traditional Democratic party base.
While the Illinois senator remains overwhelmingly popular among blacks, affluent voters and young people, other groups key to building the Democratic coalition remain elusive.
Clinton bested him among white, blue-collar voters by a margin of 69 percent to 30 percent in Pennsylvania, similar to her showing in Ohio last month. She also won older voters, women and whites and improved her margins among white, non-Catholic men.
To be sure, Obama has performed well among those groups in a handful of primaries, including Wisconsin and Virginia, both likely general election swing states.
Obama surely will emerge with sufficient delegates to maintain his overall lead, and Clinton’s win in Pennsylvania will not do much to close the popular vote gap as she tries to eat into his margin. But the sense of momentum that propelled him to crushing margins across 11 contests beginning in February has slowed, raising concerns among many party activists that he will be left bruised and limping by the time the primaries end in June.
The Obama campaign points to the many advantages Clinton enjoyed in Pennsylvania: its large population of working class voters and seniors played to her strengths, and her family enjoys deep roots in Scranton, in the northeastern part of the state â€” a fact the New York senator never failed to bring up on the campaign trail.
In my opinion, I think the last debate from Philadelphia hurt him quite a bit. I also think the same holds true for what happened in Ohio. Voters who feel the economy is an issue tend to vote heavier for Clinton. I reasoned back then it was because they feel Clinton can make things happen, while Obama would be more of a risk.
Obama has all-but clenched the nomination already. He’s expected to do well in North Carolina and each new win will be a nail in the Clinton coffin. However, things could change and the superdelegates still will play a big role in deciding the nominee.