Obama Racks Up Superdelegate Commitments
By Perry Bacon Jr.
After wining the popular vote in the Texas and Ohio primaries on March 4, it seemed that Hillary Clinton had captured the momentum in the Democratic race.
The all-important superdelegates don't seem to agree. Since Clinton's two major wins, 11 superdelegates -- as the 796 Democratic officials who get their own vote on the party's nominee are known -- have publicly declared who they are backing. Ten have publicly embraced Obama, compared to just one for Clinton. Her slight gain was canceled out by the loss of one of her superdelegate backers, former governor Eliot Spitzer of New York, who resigned his post, leaving her with a net increase of zero.
im in Philly and let me just say don't get crazy about Hillary and her "big PA win"
the population density and numbers of the city will out-do the rural voters... especially because of the black voters who will all turn out for Obama. It's simple math. In the sticks there's a house... then a few dozen acres... then another house. In Philly there are 10 or 12 row houses in a single acre... and alot of Obama voters in those houses.
Now im not saying Obama will definately win PA but I will say the results will be alot closer than people believe them to be. no way this thing breaks out 65-35 more like 52-48 - which would basically be a loss for Hillary without any significant delegate gain.