Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The New Math

I know the math for the delegates is difficult to figure out but let's all remember Florida's beauty contest and Michigan...

Is the Obama camp going to continue to call for Clinton to drop out because the delegate math is impossible? Is the delegate math not impossible for him, too?

Did we all watch Clinton win in rural areas last night? Areas that must be won in order to beat McCain this fall? And not by a little, but by a lot?

Maybe it's the new math, but to me yesterday's win adds up to a continued race for the nomination.

Until all the votes are in.

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Blogger Sue J said...

I need more coffee before I look at the delegate math. But I do know that we used to select the nominee at the convention, so I don't see any reason why anyone should be forced to drop out when it is this close.

I mean, there is still the issue of the Super delegates, who can vote however they want -- at the convention.

What a beautiful morning it is ....

7:45 AM  
Blogger m. cacioppo said...

obamaphiles are already claiming 'hey, wait, math' to which id like to respond... yeah, math, exactly, where is his clear lead to the nomination? so many superdelegates and enough states left to go... don't you dare cry math, dropout! in this race.

also.. talk about hypocracy, they say superdelegates choosing will lead to disinfranchisment of voters, well, so would clinton being pushed out by the pressure to drop out. so, it is what it is. no one is going anywhere. and i think its great to see it keep going. it gives people more time to the reality of this election : who can win in a general election, who is strongest to withstand the gop attacks and bounce back.... if you ask me its the candidate who boucned back multiple times in life and in this primary, hillary clinton.

latley obama can't even take the heat of the media who loves(ed?) him and the clintons.

don't count on his sermons and enthusiasum among (unreliable) youngsters to push him through a general.

sorry but we dems need the old folks vote this year.

go hillary!

9:30 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

Sue, you may need something stronger than coffee to figure out the math!

I'm VERY ready to find out what we here in MI are going to get. I don't want my vote just to "poof" into thin air.

12:27 PM  
Blogger phil_in_ny said...

I think at this point, florida is going to have to count for something.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary received a boost from the cross-over vote - Republicans voted for her because she is more beatable in the general election
Zach Doty, Waco, Texas, USA

8:42 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

it's not a cross over vote that got her elected.

people hate clinton. I will not argue that point. but the cross over vote in a primary is simply not significant enough.

some republicans believe obama will be easier to beat.

nah, not buying it, Zach.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

Just found out that we have to have a fuggin "Re-Primary".

While I'm thrilled that our delegates will count, I'm a bit pissed that we have to do this again. Stupid Michigan.

10:50 PM  
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10:50 PM  
Blogger Lula de Montes said...

question: I'm puzzled about Michigan and Florida. Because these primaries were held early, the delegates will not count? And if the DNR accepts the delegates, does this put Mrs Clinton ahead again?
Why is it always about Florida?

3:49 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Excellent question about florida... I don't know.

perhaps because all my inlaws live there? nah... this probably isn't about me...

I can't imagine they will make Florida vote again.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Awake In Rochester said...

Ah, I just wrote a post on Florida and Michigan. If they have a do-over, Sen. Clinton might just win. She dominates in the large states.

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4:39 AM  

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