Sunday, May 25, 2008

Obama: 56 Delegates To Go for 2026

After June 3rd when the last remaining states, Montana and South Dakota, have election results in, and Florida and Michigan will have been resolved by divvying up 50 percent of the delegates so there is no net gain to anyone, just watch as Hillary Clinton claims she has received the most popular votes, historically so.


Clinton has already made this claim without Florida and Michigan being resolved.

Hillary Clinton says she will fight to make Florida's votes count

Clinton added a new wrinkle to her argument: Not only should Florida's vote count - but all of the state's 210 delegates should be seated according to the results that gave her a 17-percentage point victory.

"I believe the Democratic Party must count these votes," Clinton said to a crowd of about 700 at the Century Village retirement community, to chants of "Count our votes." "They should count them exactly as they were cast.",0,2737983.story

The superdelegates who publicly supported Clinton will come out enmasse and change their minds about her. She'll go into the convention with no public support from superdelegates. The committed delegates will remain with her throughout, but the superdelegates won't want history to show they played a part in the insanity of Hillary Clinton who simply couldn't face defeat gracefully.

Count on it. Enough is enough, as Keith Olbermann said.

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Obama Says Clinton Focus on Florida Is Her `Last Slender Hope'

By Kim Chipman

May 25 (Bloomberg) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said his rival Hillary Clinton is trying to incite anger in Florida because it's her last hope to justify claims that she can still win her party's nomination.

``The Clinton campaign has been stirring this up for fairly transparent reasons,'' Obama, 46, told reporters on his campaign plane yesterday when asked about anger in Florida over not having votes in the state's Democratic primary count toward determining the party's nominee.

In Miami earlier this week, Clinton pressed the case for counting her victories both in Florida and Michigan. The two states were stripped of their delegates after holding primaries in January in violation of party rules. Clinton this week compared the situation to a recent post-election dispute in Zimbabwe that's threatening to provoke a military coup.

``This is, from their perspective, their last slender hope to make arguments about how they can win,'' said Illinois Senator Obama, referring to the Clinton campaign. ``I understand that.''

Obama dismissed suggestions that bitterness over the matter might unravel the likelihood of Democratic voters uniting behind a single presidential contender in November.

Once delegates are seated ``this is going to be a story nobody is thinking about in August,'' Obama said. The senator's campaign said yesterday he is 56 delegates short of the 2,026 needed to secure the nomination.

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