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Clinton Has Lead With Democrat Superdelegates

According to the Associated Press:

Of the 796 lawmakers, governors and party officials who are Democratic superdelegates, Clinton had 243 and Obama had 156. That edge was responsible for Clinton's overall advantage in the pursuit of delegates to secure the party's nomination for president. According to the AP's latest tally, Clinton has 1,135 total delegates and Obama has 1,106, with three delegates still to be awarded from Sunday's Democratic caucuses in Maine. A candidate must get 2,025 delegates to capture the nomination.

Ah, yes, the superdelegates.

The chess pieces are being moved into place. Soon the neocons will begin using their mind-control powers. Muhahahahaha.

{ahem}

On a serious note, here's a question for the board:

This year's Democrat Party nominating convention will be most akin to which of the following:

1. A slow-motion train wreck.
2. A two-year-old's hissy fit.
3. The implosion of a large building.
4. Your ex-spouse meeting your current spouse.
5. Sales trends for the upcoming book: "We Know All About Electoral Politics," by the staff of National Review Online, Glenn Reynolds and Hugh Hewitt.
6. All of the above.
7. None of the above.


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But JJ, Clinton changed cha... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

But JJ, Clinton changed champaign managers which you said was a point towards destruction. Now you say she is leading?

Do you have any credibility?

Where is Jay? At least he had some credibility?

2. ... (Below threshold)
914:

2.

1.... (Below threshold)
HughS:

1.

I expect to see a co... (Below threshold)
wolfwalker:

I expect to see a combination of (1) and (2).

However, I'd like to see (3) on a scale similar to 1948, such that Obama leads a secession of the progressives and the Queen Bitch is left presiding over a rump party that consists of the party elite and their fanatical loyalists.

As I mentioned in the previ... (Below threshold)
HughS:

As I mentioned in the previous post, Hillary and Bill hate to lose...period. To anyone. Hello Maggie Williams. Obama, meet your new Mama.

Peggy Noonan said it best:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120241915915951669.html

To think this is going to turn out in any other way is to ignore the Clinton's well documented past. If I were Obama, I would go ahead and order up the political knee surgery right now.

7. None of the above.... (Below threshold)

7. None of the above.

It's going to be a coronation for Obama. He's going to win every contest in February (post Super Tuesday) and come March 4 knock her out by winning Ohio (she'll win Texas but that will be small consolation).

And did you notice that she is recasting Obama as the "establishment" candidate:

And the candidate herself said of Obama's Super Tuesday performance, "Well, he sure had a lot of establishment support yesterday, and I feel very good about the results."

Funny how the "establishment" candidate is trailing in the super-delegate count when the super-delegates are the establishment!?

This thing is slipping away from her fast. This Tuesday's contests are huge. If Obama sweeps she's in deep trouble.

Larkin, you may be right ab... (Below threshold)
HughS:

Larkin, you may be right about that but I think the tacit question among many election watchers is what is to be of the Democrat Party if what you predict actually happens.

Can Obama survive such a Pyrrhic victory and prevail against such a weak Republican candidate?

But obama won a Grammy!!!!!... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

But obama won a Grammy!!!!!!!!!

On the other hand, one must... (Below threshold)
HughS:

On the other hand, one must wonder at the similarities between the Democrat Primary and The Wizard of Oz

Obama: Dorothy
Hillary: The Wicked Witch of the West
The Super Delegates: The Witch's Winkie Soldiers
McCain: The Wizard
Toto: Huck (run, Toto, run!)
Tin Man: Romney (he got a heart)
Scarecrow: Gore, because he wins every year, although Kerry looks promising ("if I only had a brain!)
Lion: (hmmm...on domestic political issues only, it must be McCain)

barney, you idiot, those ar... (Below threshold)
ke_future:

barney, you idiot, those are not exclusionary statements. it is perfectly correct to say that at this moment Hillary is winning. it is also perfectly correct to say that dumping the campaign manager over board is a sign of destruction. that is because, while she is in the lead NOW, obama has momentum on his side for FUTURE contests.

i predict 1, with maybe a little bit of 3 mixed in. based on the clintons will do anything to win and obama seems to think he is the second coming. i'm picturing an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object.

I didn't know that <a href=... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica, Immigrant:

I didn't know that Racism and Sexism exist in the Dem party

No one doubts, or at least no one who is honest does, that both racism and sexism come into play as people decide between Clinton and Obama, but could it be that people are more willing to admit that they won't vote for the woman than that they won't vote for the black?

If this is happening even among us good Democrats, what does that say about Obama's strength in a general election? Not pretty questions. Not a fair world.

But for Democrats who want to win, these are questions that must be addressed.

But obama won a Grammy!!!!!... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica, Immigrant:

But obama won a Grammy!!!!!!!!!
--------------------------------
This is awesome for the liberal left. The veteran "good liar" Bill Clinton has been beaten by the new one.

This seems to confirm that ... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica, Immigrant:

This seems to confirm that modern liberals are all emotion and not much thinking. That explains why Obama is beating the Clintons (Hillary is the easy part, Bill is the real accomplishment). For all their vapid and empty spinning about intellect etc..., Obama is the savior now!

PAPER: Obama 'a cult figure, in the eyes of some, something akin to a messiah'...

IT was early 1994 when Nelson Mandela gave a speech in a slum outside Cape Town and spoke in grand terms of a new beginning and how when he was elected president every household would have a washing machine.
People took him literally. A few months later he became South Africa's first black president. That's when clerks in department stores in Cape Town had to turn people away demanding their free washer and dryer.

...
Obama is part politician, part cult.

The Democrats have do decid... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

The Democrats have do decide which is better, an empty suite or an empty pants suite. Both make empty promises so persuasive with empty headed voters, so the only thing left to break the tie will be empty threats, such as who can empty the pockets of the rich the quickest.

<a href="http://rasmussenre... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica, Immigrant:

Confidence in War on Terror Grows to Highest Level in Three Years
. No wonder the liberals are so excited about Obama/Hillary. Based on their record, the will turn Iraq into a failure for America and a success for Al Queda and their allies. Then the liberals got upset when we simply pointed out these facts about their agenda of "killing babies, not terrorists".

US Forces Capture Militia Leader

Wiretap Showdown
The Senate takes up wiretapping of foreign terrorists this week, and the stakes couldn't be higher. Not only for the ability of our spooks to eavesdrop on al Qaeda, but also regarding Congressional and judicial intrusion into Presidential war powers. Some damage seems certain, but the issue is how much damage President Bush will accept.

This is precisely the goal of the left, which has failed to get Congress to ban such wiretaps directly but wants to use lawsuits to do so via the backdoor. We're told that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are co-sponsoring the Dodd amendment, no doubt for political reasons as they compete for left-wing votes in their nomination fight.

The link for the "poll" is ... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica, Immigrant:

The link for the "poll" is here
Confidence in War on Terror Grows to Highest Level in Three Years

Mac,
That 's a great summary of the dem race there. Given your writing skill, you may want to add that the dem primary is all about racism and sexism (that honest dems can see).

This may turn out to be ver... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

This may turn out to be very good theater. The Democrats, who must continue to pander to gender, race, or union identity, might find that one of their core constituencies/victim groups will revolt when a nominee is selected by the votes or by the court, thereby offsetting any potential loss of conservative voters truned off by McCain.

I predict All of the Above.

Question:If Hillary ... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Question:
If Hillary wins in large part due to the super delegates (do they wear capes? tights are a given), and by that I mean that Obama was ahead with the primary assigned delegates, will anyone claim she was selected not elected?

Number 5 is just plain funn... (Below threshold)

Number 5 is just plain funny. I don't care who you are, that's funny there!




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