A reader sent in this analysis: What do you think?
If the last seriously contestedDemocratic presidential primary elections are any indication, Senator Barack Obama will be the winner today. California Democrats tend to back the “change candidate” or “new face”:
In 1972, Sen.defeated former Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
In 1980, Sen.(44.8%) defeated President Jimmy Carter (37.6%).
In 1984, Sen. Gary Hart (38.9%) defeated former Vice President Walter Mondale (35.3%).
In 1992, Gov.(47.5%) defeated former Gov. (40.2%).