Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Superdelegates Explained

superdelegates are bad. imagine, all the work--and money for some people--that you have put behind supporting your candidate completely at the whim of a superdelegate.

well, that's the way it is. if neither candidate gets enough delegates, then these superdelegates can pick the candidate they want-- not the one who has the popular vote, or the most states but simply the candidate who they are beholden to. of course, they could do the right thing, but they don't have to.

they favor clinton at this point.
the superdelegate count: obama has 146; clinton 232
those that haven't picked a candidate: 339

a list of superdelegates backing a candidate
a list of superdelegates up for grabs

superdelgates explained.

News of the day:

McCain and Obama Turned Fire on Each OtherNew York Times
Open Caucus: Obama's Winning StreakNew York Times
Exclusive Interview: Obama Reaches Out to Critics and RepublicansU.S. News & World Report Debate intensifies over role of super delegates in Clinton-Obama raceLos Angeles Times
Clinton Goes Negative on Obama in WisconsinWall Street Journal
Analysis: Obama Crashes ThroughCBS News
Clinton Ex-Campaign Manager Backs ObamaThe Associated Press
Clinton, Obama speak to Texas Latinos with radio, TV ads in SpanishDallas Morning News
The Democrats Obama has the momentumEconomist
Obama sweep of Potomac states pierces Clinton baseGlobe and Mail
Barack Obama Datapoint of the DayBy Felix Salmon
John McCain Goes After Barack ObamaBy Nico Pitney
Barack Obama's Results in the 36thBy Anthony Stevens