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Old 04-28-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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...when the SuperDelegate lead becomes a tie?

"Obama has picked up 83 percent of the superdelegate endorsements since Super Tuesday, narrowing Clinton's superdelegate lead to 259-236, according to the latest tally by The Associated Press."

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Old 05-01-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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Lightbulb Hmmm....

Obama now trails Clinton by just 16 superdelegates, 247-263. This week, he picked up 11 superdelegates, Clinton has added three.

Superdelegates are nearly 800 elected leaders and Democratic Party officials who aren't bound by the outcome of state contests and can cast their ballot for any candidate at the national convention.

Obama now leads in the delegate count overall 1735.5 to 1597.5 for Clinton. A candidate needs 2,025 delegates to win the nomination. There are around 230 undecided superdelegates, with about 60 more to be selected at state party conventions and meetings throughout the spring.
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:56 AM
 
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This farce will end in NC
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:58 AM
 
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This farce will end in NC
The Superdelegates are flexing....


Obama picks up Texas superdelegate

"Democratic National Committee member John Patrick, a 31-year member of the United Steelworkers union and vice president of the Texas AFL-CIO, officially announced his support for Barack Obama Thursday. The nod is Obamaís second superdelegate endorsement of the day.


Earlier Thursday, former DNC Chairman Joe Andrew switched his vote from Clinton to Obama. The superdelegate gap between Clinton and Obama stands at 18 in CNNís latest count."
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:01 AM
 
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i think this brings it down to 15 !!!
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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The Superdelegates are flexing....


Obama picks up Texas superdelegate

"Democratic National Committee member John Patrick, a 31-year member of the United Steelworkers union and vice president of the Texas AFL-CIO, officially announced his support for Barack Obama Thursday. The nod is Obamaís second superdelegate endorsement of the day.


Earlier Thursday, former DNC Chairman Joe Andrew switched his vote from Clinton to Obama. The superdelegate gap between Clinton and Obama stands at 18 in CNNís latest count."
DCW now has it at 260-244. The MSM keeps wanting to talk about Wright, but the only ones still listening are bigots, because the SDs aren't.
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:44 PM
 
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DCW now has it at 260-244. The MSM keeps wanting to talk about Wright, but the only ones still listening are bigots, because the SDs aren't.

If a tree falls in the woods....
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:17 PM
 
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Here in NC, we are just waiting to see what the drama will be in the next few days. We are all watching to see if someone drops a bomb about the other side. The Wright fiasco has not played out (altho it seems Obama has done his best to get distanced from Wright).

So now, we must look to the Clinton campaign, to see if they have anything they can dig up wh/ will rile up NC voters. So we are all quite curious what will happen next.

The gas tax moratorium has not impressed the voters here. <yawn> We need roads and we are smart enuff to know that this will mean money taken out of the road funds. So that didn't work.

We are also smart enuff to figure out that Obama is not a Muslim, so that one isn't gonna work either . . .

It could be that something would come out about Michelle Obama that would turn off voters here, but I doubt it.

If Obama could make Hillary look like more of a socialist than he is, then that might get some interest from the voters here.

We are not dumb enuff to believe any of the candidates can do squat about all our lost jobs, and we remember it was under Clinton's administration that we got into this trade mess that has led to a deficit w/ China. Hmmm. So that won't work.

For Obama - The key here would be to get older white women to defect from Hillary's camp to Obama's. I have been thinking what that would take and so far, can't imagine what would do that. Seems Hillary has a big following in that demographic slice of the pie.

For Hillary to pick up votes - I dunno. For some reason, seems the blue collar types like Hillary. So she already has them and she has the senior citizens (women at least). So she would have to sway the black vote and I do not see that happening. The college students here seem to swing much more heavily to Obama - the young voters want change and she represents more of the same (Clinton I) plus I have heard kids say she seems like an angry school marm . . . and Chelsea is not appealing to kids here (overall) so forget Chelsea making a difference in NC. So I don't see Hillary swaying any of the college vote (who are now committed to Obama) to her side . . .

I honestly cannot imagine a scenario that will keep Obama from solidly taking NC, but then . . . who knows. Maybe a lot of people here are saying they are gonna vote for Obama but won't. ???? You get a lot of senior citizens out . . . anything is possible . . .
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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Massachusetts superdelegate backs Obama

May 2, 2008 09:35 AM

"Paul G. Kirk, a Democratic superdelegate from Massachusetts, officially declared his support for Barack Obama today.
Kirk is the second former Democratic National Committee chairman in two days to back Obama, following Joe Andrew of Indiana. And his endorsement narrows Hillary Clinton's lead among superdelegates to fewer than 20. While Obama had the support of Senators John F. Kerry and Edward M. Kennedy and Governor Deval Patrick, Clinton won the Massachusetts primary in February."
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:43 AM
 
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Here in NC, we are just waiting to see what the drama will be in the next few days. We are all watching to see if someone drops a bomb about the other side. The Wright fiasco has not played out (altho it seems Obama has done his best to get distanced from Wright).

So now, we must look to the Clinton campaign, to see if they have anything they can dig up wh/ will rile up NC voters. So we are all quite curious what will happen next.

The gas tax moratorium has not impressed the voters here. <yawn> We need roads and we are smart enuff to know that this will mean money taken out of the road funds. So that didn't work.

We are also smart enuff to figure out that Obama is not a Muslim, so that one isn't gonna work either . . .

It could be that something would come out about Michelle Obama that would turn off voters here, but I doubt it.

If Obama could make Hillary look like more of a socialist than he is, then that might get some interest from the voters here.

We are not dumb enuff to believe any of the candidates can do squat about all our lost jobs, and we remember it was under Clinton's administration that we got into this trade mess that has led to a deficit w/ China. Hmmm. So that won't work.

For Obama - The key here would be to get older white women to defect from Hillary's camp to Obama's. I have been thinking what that would take and so far, can't imagine what would do that. Seems Hillary has a big following in that demographic slice of the pie.

For Hillary to pick up votes - I dunno. For some reason, seems the blue collar types like Hillary. So she already has them and she has the senior citizens (women at least). So she would have to sway the black vote and I do not see that happening. The college students here seem to swing much more heavily to Obama - the young voters want change and she represents more of the same (Clinton I) plus I have heard kids say she seems like an angry school marm . . . and Chelsea is not appealing to kids here (overall) so forget Chelsea making a difference in NC. So I don't see Hillary swaying any of the college vote (who are now committed to Obama) to her side . . .

I honestly cannot imagine a scenario that will keep Obama from solidly taking NC, but then . . . who knows. Maybe a lot of people here are saying they are gonna vote for Obama but won't. ???? You get a lot of senior citizens out . . . anything is possible . . .
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I have the same read here in North Carolina that you do. I can't fathom why the mother/father of a daughter would want Bill back in the White House.
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