5 Things to Watch for in Kentucky Tonight...

W. Va.-like thumping could give Clinton campaign more 'electability' ammo
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2008 12:36 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks during a rally at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., Sunday, May 18, 2008.    (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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(Newser) – If Hillary Clinton pulls off another landslide in today's Kentucky primary, she can make a stronger case to superdelegates that she's more "electable" than Barack Obama. With this in mind, here are five things to watch, via Politico:

  1. Montgomery County: The small district accurately predicted the statewide margin in the past two incumbent-less primaries. Clinton leads by 28 points in polls.

  1. John Edwards: Will the former NC senator's endorsement make a difference to Kentucky's mostly white, working-class voters?
  2. Race: Demographics-wise, Kentucky looks a lot like West Virginia, where race might have been a factor in Obama's loss.
  3. Louisville: Both candidates have their supporters; turnout will be key.
  4. Time zones: Kentucky has two, and a strong showing by Obama in EST-land will make the race seem closer than it is at first.