Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Real Clear Politics

There is a lot of speculation in the blogosphere today that Barak Obama will clinch the Democratic nomination today. Since the nomination is about delegates, one place I check every day is the delegate tally at Real Clear Politics (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/democratic_delegate_count.html)

According to today's count, Barak is about 38 delegates short of clinching the nomination. He should win 15-18 delegates in the last two primaries tonight, which means he needs the endorsements of 20-23 superdelegates to reach that total today. The word is that he has at least that many ready to endorse, either today or tomorrow.

A lot of these superdelegates want to wait until the votes are in, so I'll be surprised if he gets the 23 he needs before the polls in Montana close at 10:00 PM tonight--however either late tonight or early tomorrow, the race will be OVER!


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