Super-Delegates in Your Rearview Mirror
03-06-2008
In a post earlier this week, I noted some irony in the Obama campaign's concern that appointed super-delegates not deprive Barack Obama of a chance to eventually claim the Democratic nomination, based on Obama having amassed more pledged (elected) delegates than Hillary Clinton. I suggested that these same super-delegates might instead help Obama, by pressuring Clinton to leave the race, should she have a weak showing in Tuesday’s four contests.
 
Well, my speculation was closer to the truth than I realized at the time. It turns out that there was indeed an organized group of uncommitted super-delegates poised to do just that. With her big wins on Tuesday, however, the group decided that such a call was no longer feasible. So, the battle for delegates, super or not, now goes on to Wyoming, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania.


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