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Sam Stein

Superdelegates: We Haven't Heard From The Obama Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is a consensus developing around Washington that Barack Obama's presidential campaign is hoping to herd a dozen or so superdelegates into its ca...

Putting All of Your Eggs in One Basket

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

Tribal leaders need all of the friends they can muster in the House and the Senate, and in endorsing presidential candidates, they risk alienating important senators.

Richardson: Obama Will "Remember" Superdelegates Who Endorse Before Voting Ends

TPM Election Central | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Buried in today's big New York Times piece on the state of the Democratic Primary is a curious quote from leading Obama supporter Bill Richardson, in...

A Message to Hillary Clinton, Part 1: "Don't Look Back"

Hilary Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary Rosen

Make your case based on the electability argument. It may be persuasive. Don't stir up our base with anger and the irrationality of the "if onlys."

Clinton expects superdelegates to decide next week

AP | MATT GOURAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she expects uncommitted superdelegates to begin making the choice that will decide her marath...

Is Clinton's 2012 Campaign Under Way?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

But now that it's clear to virtually everyone that -- barring some catastrophic event -- Clinton will not be the nominee in 2008, her actions seem to make sense only as a 2012 strategy.

Democratic Leaders Pushing Superdelegates To Commit

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Top Democratic leaders intend to push for a quick end to the battle for the presidential nomination when primaries are over next we...

Delegate Math: Statistics Of The Week: Clinton is Winning

Will Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Bower

The DNC has engineered delegate values to the point where they no longer have any meaning. If each delegate represented a proportional number of humans, who would be in the lead, Clinton or Obama?

Stop Yelling at Hillary to Stand Down and Start Yelling at the Superdelegates to Stand Up

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

It's time for uncommitted superdelegates to stop their dithering, hop off the fence and officially bring this nominating process to an end. Hillary has earned the right to stay in the race until the bitter end. So it's up to the superdelegates to accelerate the bitter end. And it's up to us to pressure them to do exactly that. Read More Hillary Clinton's Defeat: A Historic Triumph The greatest triumph of Clinton's campaign is the example she has set for the next generation. And not just for young women; her dedication, perseverance, and indefatigable drive make her a role model for young men as well. Read More

Obama picks up 4 delegates

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton each picked up a delegate in Georgia on Saturday as state Democrats selected their delegation ...

Superdelegates Shift To Obama

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Obama has picked up another superdelegate from Oregon. Barack Obama has picked up a series of superdelegates this morning, one of which at th...

Superdelegate Endorsements Follow Primary Contests

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton received an endorsement from add-on Ohio superdelegate Craig Bashein this morning: "Hillary brings a wealth of proven experience in b...

Superdelegates Endorse On Primary Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has picked up a superdelegate endorsement on the morning of the Oregon/Kentucky primaries. Iowa Democratic Chairman Scott Brennan announ...

Seth Colter Walls

Clinton Camp Privately Assures Superdels: We Won't Embarrass You | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During his recent Meet the Press appearance, Clinton spokesman Terry McAuliffe claimed the campaign has "16.6 million very passionate supporters." But...

For Obama and Clinton, Oregon Holds All the Cards

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What if Obama loses Oregon tomorrow, or wins only by the barest of margins?

Anybody For Mud Wrestling?

Mitch Ceasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mitch Ceasar

Each passing day, I feel more wanted. It's my status as one of the remaining uncommitted superdelegates. I feel like a character in an ultimate reality game show entitled the Democratic Nomination.

Former Clinton-Gore Campaign Chair: "This Race Is Over, Over."

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

In Roy Romer's endorsement of Obama, it came down to the map and the math. "It is different kind of winning possibility that Senator Obama was presenting to the party.... This nation is evolving."

Hillary's Chances: Growing Chorus Says It's Not Going To Happen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chorus from major news outlets saying Hillary Clinton's candidacy is almost impossible is growing louder as the Clintons continue to push on. The...

End In Sight, Clinton And Obama Focus On Superdelegates

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

At this point so-called private commitments on the part of superdelegates mean nothing. Clinton's candidacy can no longer pretend to be about the primaries. Without super commitments, she is not in the race.

Fuzzy Math Redux

Dee Dee Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dee Dee Myers

The Clinton campaign simply declared that the magic number--the combined pledged and super delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination--had changed.

Hillary Will Drop Out by June 15

Lawrence O'Donnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence O'Donnell

A senior campaign official and Clinton confidante has told me that there will be a Democratic nominee by June 15. He could not bring himself to say the words "Hillary will drop out by June 15," but that is clearly what he meant.

Clinton Camp Stoops To Language Games And Overt Race Strategizing

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

The press conference was marked by sad Clintonian parsing. The primary is close, depending on how you define "close." Gas prices are a white issue. African-Americans, as a mass, are Obama's "passionate supporters."

North Carolina Superdelegate Endorses Hillary Clinton

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A spokesman for Rep. Heath Shuler, who had pledged his vote to the winner of his North Carolina district, tells my colleague Amie Parnes that "he has ...

Obama To Pick Up Four Superdelegates After Primary Win

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama pocketed the support of at least four Democratic convention superdelegates on Wednesday, building on the momentum from...

Gas Prices Predict Elections

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Donahue

The most predictive economic indicator in Presidential campaigns has been gas prices. Clinton may be pandering but she isn't dumb. The gas tax holiday is good strategy. This year of course may be different.