5O Days

Sunday, March 16, 2008
They finished assigning Super Tuesday delegates yesterday. It's been 50 days since Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) won the South Carolina primary and his campaign moved into its national phase. Fifty days ago was 10 days before Super Tuesday. At that time the campaign of Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) believed that come the evening on February 5th their candidate would be celebrating a clear and convincing victory and would be well on her way to securing the Democratic Party nomination to be President of the United States in 2009.

They finished assigning Super Tuesday delegates yesterday. Right now the count of delegates won on Super Tuesday is 850 for Obama and 831 for Clinton according to the numbers RCP posts.

What then? There were 28 days and 11 contests until primaries in Texas and Ohio. Obama won them all and his delegate margin in those 11 stands at 287 to 162 with 5 delegates yet to be assigned.

Ohio and Texas provided a firewall after the fire. With 4 delegates yet to be assigned, Obama has 206 delegates to 205 for Clinton in the 6 states that voted on March 4th and since.

They finished assigning Super Tuesday delegates yesterday. Obama lost the contests in California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Arizona, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and American Samoa on Super Tuesday. He also, at the end of that day, was well on his way to securing the Democratic Party nomination to be President of the United States in 2009.

Obama also had a very good second round in Iowa yesterday. It's been 73 days since he finished first in the first round.

...and so it goes.

Can you imagine anything so ridiculous as majority rule? —Daffy Duck

2 comments:

gumshoe said...

be nice to find a graphic to illustrate the post.

loner said...

gumshoe—

I was fooling around with this while watching basketball and avoiding a couple of spreadsheets I knew were going to cause my blood pressure to rise. It didn't occur to me to delay the inevitable even further by creating a graph.

They moved a delegate in one of the Super Tuesday (Feb. 5) contests from Obama to Clinton today so now the count is 849 to 832 as a result of Feb. 5.