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As of March 15, 2008:

1,397 - Obama's pledged delegates.
1,240 - Clinton's pledged delegates.

598 - remaining available pledged delegates.
2,025 - delegates needed to nominate.

Michigan and Florida still up in the air.

All of which raises an important question, doesn't it?

The 2008 Democrat Party nominating convention will be most akin to which of the following?

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All of the above???<p... (Below threshold)

All of the above???

I'm thinking that the week of the convention is going to be a good time to get out of town.

Sort of OT. . . spoke to a friend of mine from Michigan, a good Republican. I guess if you live in MI, you can request either ballot. So one question is whether or not if you voted in the GOP primary for say, Romney, why can't you get a do-over too and decide to vote for Obama this time?

Picture #3 is amazing! Whe... (Below threshold)

Picture #3 is amazing! Where did it come from?

Having read the comments th... (Below threshold)

Having read the comments that were the long and winding road to Kim's post earlier (200 comments and climbing), I'm left with the thought that those elk(?) in pic #3 are the picture of the Obama cultist that visited Wizbang today and last night.

Actually, the way it's look... (Below threshold)

Actually, the way it's looking now, it will be more like this.

#3 is years old, of a fire ... (Below threshold)

#3 is years old, of a fire along the
Milk River I believe. I had it icq'd
to me by fellow who lives on a ranch

I'll have to go with #3, be... (Below threshold)

I'll have to go with #3, because of
the overglazed deer in headlights
reaction when the fit hits the shan.

All I know is that at the e... (Below threshold)
Captain Ned:

All I know is that at the end of the day there's a good chance that Denver '08 will have been just as disastrous as Chicago '68. The Kos/MoveOn crowd sees Obama as the second coming of both Bobby Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy, while Shrillary! is equally adept in the Richard J. Daley/Hubert Humphrey role.

I wonder who will be playing the role of the Chicago 8?

Number 5... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Number 5

It is shaping up to be some... (Below threshold)

It is shaping up to be some fine entertainment now, especially with the Obama campaign derailing in the late stages.

Pass me the popcorn, and somebody get Brian some more Kool Aid™ . . .


There's a lot of wishful th... (Below threshold)

There's a lot of wishful thinking going on here.

And wouldn't it be more accurate to display the full delegate count (including supers):

Obama 1626
Clinton 1493

Obama just picked up 9 more delegates at the Iowa Conventions some of them former Edwards delegates. He's got 399 to go now to get 2025. He'll get around 250 from the remaining races which means he needs to get just 150 of the 334 outstanding superdelegates (or 44%). If you've been following the trend in superdelegates you would know that every day he's picking up more (some who've flipped from Hillary).

I predict right now this will be over before the convention. Sorry to disappoint you guys. It would be great theater but the party won't allow it to happen. These days conventions are supposed to be nothing more than infomercials and that's what this one will be.

Train Wreck carrying nuclea... (Below threshold)

Train Wreck carrying nuclear fuel rods, Followed by Nuclear Explosion, Causing Volcanic Eruptions, Wildfires, Huge Craters. Afterward they'll all get drunk while their Ship's Sinks.

(sounds as ridiculous as global warming doesn't it ?)


Larkin gets the Q&A "eterna... (Below threshold)

Larkin gets the Q&A "eternal optimist" award.

There is going to have to be some strong leadership by someone who hasn't shown up yet to get Larkin's predicted result.

Good grief, you're an idiot... (Below threshold)
Thers Author Profile Page:

Good grief, you're an idiot. Thanks for the accidental link, though, I suppose.

Far more than half of you guys don't like the fossil you've dug up, a petulant jackass with a hair trigger temper who wants to ban Ultimate Fighting Championships. McCain defiantly refuses to understand simple policy questions, and he advocates Eternal Pointless War.

Good luck running your relic. You geniuses sure did a great job in the primaries of dredging up opposition research on McCain -- well done.

Yeah the GOP sure does have a lot to crow about! What a splendidly unified coalition you got there.

Or not...

Captain Ned, I hate like he... (Below threshold)

Captain Ned, I hate like hell to give praise to the Chicago 8, but they had a lot more courage in their convictions than the current crowd. Their heirs are a hard-core tiny minority of "smash the state" anarchists, and the rest are whiny, petulant losers.

Brian, nice little fantasy, but there's still a general election to be won. And while there is the possibility that a fiery convention will leave the Democrats all worked up and energized for November, I doubt they'll have the patience and attention span and persistence to make it stick.

Thers, McCain ain't hardly anyone's ideal choice. (Personally, he was no higher than fourth on my list, and I think lower.) But he doesn't have to be perfect, just preferable to the Democrats' offering. And if it's gonna be Clinton or McCain, he can pull that off handily.


I'm going with the train wr... (Below threshold)

I'm going with the train wreck, followed by Mount Hillary erupting.

Thers -Well, I don... (Below threshold)

Thers -

Well, I don't much care for McCain personally. But personal feelings aren't the be-all and end-all of this. What I'm looking for is a President who will, when the fit hits the shan, do what he thinks is best for the country as a whole - not what he thinks is best for his party, or for himself.

In my studied opinion, Hillary's looking to be President for her own aggrandizement. If she could declare herself Queen For Life fifteen minutes after Inauguration, she'd do so - because it's nothing more than what she's due.

Obama's been selected for certain 'electable' traits, (photogenic, black, intelligent, good speaker - without any real accomplishments so he can be the warm and fuzzy blank-screen candidate - we can project what we want on him...) and he'll know who he'd better be loyal to if he gets in the Hot Seat.

Do I like McCain? Not really. But I believe he'll do what he thinks best for the Country, not himself or the Republican Party. In the end, that's what's important. I could care less about fratricidal politicing inside the Beltway. We need a President who can be a statesman if necessary, putting the country ahead of political posturing.

I don't see that on the Democratic side. Your mileage may vary - but I'm not interested in what's best for the Democrats or Republicans. I'm looking at what I think is best for the country as a whole.

I think this is more like i... (Below threshold)
Given we're talking about D... (Below threshold)
Master Shake:

Given we're talking about Democrats, wouldn't something of the "goatse" variety be more appropriate?

Even if Obama gets the coun... (Below threshold)

Even if Obama gets the count before the convention that doesn't mean it isn't going to be a train wreck. Watch Hillary supporters try to screw with the platform.

I vote for Number 5, the tr... (Below threshold)

I vote for Number 5, the train wreck.

Whichever it is, JJ, there'... (Below threshold)

Whichever it is, JJ, there's only one thing left for us to do.

Pass the popcorn! :-)






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