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Wednesday, March 5, 2008



Obama gains more supers
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008 4:55 PM by Domenico Montanaro

From NBC’s Domenico Montanaro

Obama gained two more superdelegates today --
NV State Party Vice Chairwoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson and Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV).

This brings the delegate total to: Obama 1,581-Clinton 1,481
Superdelegates: Clinton 254-Obama 215

NBC Hard Count: Obama 1,366-Clinton 1,227

There are 21 delegates unallocated, including 10 in Texas, 9 in Colorado, 1 in Hawaii and 1 Abroad.

Here's the March 4th breakdown:TX: Clinton 92-91 (+1 for Clinton, with 10 delegates from the caucuses still unallocated)OH: Clinton 75-66 (+9 for Clinton)RI: Clinton 13-8 (+5 for Clinton)VT: Obama 9-6 (+3 for Obama)

This gives Clinton a +12 net delegate gain out of March 4th and could be trimmed slightly because of those TX caucuses delegates still to be allocated.

UPDATE from the Obama campaign:

Our projections show the most likely outcome of yesterday's elections will be that Hillary Clinton gained 187 delegates, and we gained 183.

That's a net gain of 4 delegates out of more than 370 delegates available from all the states that voted.

For comparison, that's less than half our net gain of 9 delegates from the District of Columbia alone. It's also less than our net gain of 8 from Nebraska, or 12 from Washington State. And it's considerably less than our net gain of 33 delegates from Georgia.

The task for the Clinton campaign yesterday was clear. In order to have a plausible path to the nomination, they needed to score huge delegate victories and cut into our lead.

They failed.

It's clear, though, that Senator Clinton wants to continue an increasingly desperate, increasingly negative -- and increasingly expensive -- campaign to tear us down.

That's her decision. But it's not stopping John McCain, who clinched the Republican nomination last night, from going on the offensive. He's already made news attacking Barack, and that will only become more frequent in the coming days.

Right now, it's essential for every single supporter of Barack Obama to step up and help fight this two-front battle. In the face of attacks from Hillary Clinton and John McCain, we need to be ready to take them on.

Out of the last 15 primaries, Hillary Clinton has won 3.


Is that momentum?

No. It isn't. There's more to go.

This is for Senator Obama:


Patrick M said...

I was hoping to see the Clintons put out to pasture after Texas and Ohio, and a clean fight between Obama and McCain. But my guess is that there will be an all-out war all the way to the convention.

For us on the right, it means we don't have to really work for McCain ,because whoever emerges from the Democrat convention will be bloodied up good and will have to face a well-oiled and rested McCain campaign. If I was at all exited about him, this would be a good thing.

Either way, I would have liked to see a quality and substantial debate over the summer.

Anyway, good luck to you and the other Obama people. With the Clintons, you're going to need it.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"For us on the right, it means we don't have to really work for McCain ,because whoever emerges from the Democrat convention will be bloodied up good..."

Aha! Rush Limbaugh talking points???????????

He did say, afterall, that Hillary would have to "bloody" Obama!

Patrick M said...

Actually, I added that because of your last post about Rush saying that. When the talking points fit....

Patrick M said...

Also, you've hooked me on using Rush's talking points from now on, so I tried to see how many I could fit into one paragraph.

Just thought you'd like the laugh.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Okay. You got me on that one, Patrick. :-)