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Help with some numbers

March 6, 2008 am31 6:08 am

Hillary Clinton’s lead in superdelegates went from 60 two weeks ago, down to 54 last week, 42 right before Texas/Ohio, and 35 today.

Hillary also picked up a few along the way, so I’m thinking about 40 supers have declared Obama in these two weeks.

We know about Chris Dodd and the Mayor of Cincinnati and John Lewis. But does anyone know who the others have been?

Are they scattered, or is there a pattern?

And how did he pick up superdelegates while losing 3 of 4 yesterday?

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  1. March 6, 2008 am31 6:18 am 6:18 am

    I’m a bit perplexed at the media emphasis on “winning” states, especially when they’re close. Winning a state 51/49 is not much different than losing it by the same margin.

    It seems like they should be talking about net delegate gain rather than number of states.

    Which may be how/why Obama still picked up superdelegates yesterday. I think Clinton only gained a net of 10 pledged delegates yesterday (i.e., she got 10 more than Obama got yesterday). If SDs were leaning toward Obama but wanted to wait and make sure he didn’t get trounced, they would probably have been reassured by such a small margin of gain by Clinton.

    I’ve been hearing a lot that the SDs don’t want to decide this race, and will attempt to support whoever wins the pledged delegate contest. In which case they might still be holding off on declaring…

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