Changing signs of the times

Barack Obama won Floyd County in Tuesday's Virginia Democratic primary.

Let me say that again: Barack Obama won Floyd County in Tuesday's Virginia Democratic primary.

Yes, things have changed here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Obama also carried Radford, Montgomery County, Henry County and Roanoke. Not surprisingly, Clinton carried Franklin and Carroll Counties . Obama won statewide with 64 percent of the vote.

On the GOP side, Mike Huckabee, a candidate with no chance of winning the nomination, carried Floyd County but he lost the state to John McCain.

Outside our voting precinct in the Rescue Squad hall on U.S. 221, signs for only two candidates adorned the entrance (left): Huckaby and Mitt Romney.

Little wonder the Republicans are in trouble. They put up signs for a candidate who can't even win the nomination and another for a candidate who has pulled out of the race.

(This post was edited to remove observations that, upon reflection, could not be backed by information from exit polls or other sources. I also removed comments related to those comments.  My apologies to those who were offended or felt I was passing on misinformation.)

Barack Obama won Floyd County in Tuesday’s Virginia Democratic primary.

Let me say that again: Barack Obama won Floyd County in Tuesday’s Virginia Democratic primary.

Yes, things have changed here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Obama also carried Radford, Montgomery County, Henry County and Roanoke. Not surprisingly, Clinton carried Franklin and Carroll Counties . Obama won statewide with 64 percent of the vote.

On the GOP side, Mike Huckabee, a candidate with no chance of winning the nomination, carried Floyd County but he lost the state to John McCain.

Outside our voting precinct in the Rescue Squad hall on U.S. 221, signs for only two candidates adorned the entrance (left): Huckaby and Mitt Romney.

Little wonder the Republicans are in trouble. They put up signs for a candidate who can’t even win the nomination and another for a candidate who has pulled out of the race.

(This post was edited to remove observations that, upon reflection, could not be backed by information from exit polls or other sources. I also removed comments related to those comments.  My apologies to those who were offended or felt I was passing on misinformation.)

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  1. Hillary also carried Roanoke County, Salem and Galax. Obama won in Roanoke city.

    Even with that Hillary is running on fumes. No wonder all the top people in her campaign are jumping off a sinking ship.

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