Clinton stays in the race..

#1
...but now what?
Clinton Kennedy Assassination Reference: Raises Bobby's Death To Explain Why She Stays In Race (VIDEO) - Politics on The Huffington Post

"My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don't understand it."
..Read more statements from the Obama and Clinton campaigns on the link above.

..I'm.. sure she meant that it wouldn't make sense to drop out of the race until the primaries are over, like RFK did until he was shot.

Not sure about if there's a '68 campaign dynamics going on here, anyway... But - what the hell? :lol:
 
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Blueyes

Registered Member
#2
Clinton's just killing herself. I would LOVE to know how she is going to repay her campaign back after all of this because she has been borrowing money after she paid money to her own campaign.
 

Kazmarov

For a Free Scotland
#3
She's waiting around for the DNC meeting on the 31st that will address the seating of the Michigan and Florida delegations at the convention. Likely they'll cut the delegate count in half, give the appropriate proportions in Florida and split Michigan 69-59 to Clinton. This will somewhat revitalize the campaign, however he'll still have a 120ish lead in pledged delegates.
 

MenInTights

not a plastic bag
#4
Its been a loooonnngg campaign. Little sleep - bad food - lots of stress. she made a dumb comment and the media is killing her for it. It didn't seem like that big a deal to me.
 

Van

Heavy Weapons Guy
V.I.P.
#5
She's waiting around for the DNC meeting on the 31st that will address the seating of the Michigan and Florida delegations at the convention. Likely they'll cut the delegate count in half, give the appropriate proportions in Florida and split Michigan 69-59 to Clinton. This will somewhat revitalize the campaign, however he'll still have a 120ish lead in pledged delegates.
Any one know how many delegates are actually left to be fought over? It can't be that many, and Obama will likely maintain a majority of the delegates until the convention comes.
 

Kazmarov

For a Free Scotland
#6
Any one know how many delegates are actually left to be fought over? It can't be that many, and Obama will likely maintain a majority of the delegates until the convention comes.
The delegate count depends on who you ask. People count superdelegates differently because some have supported a candidate unofficially and some have formally endorsed. Also, for a variety of states they haven't had state conventions, so delegates aren't set in stone and often fluctuate.

The Daily Kos puts Obama at 1,972 and Clinton at 1,780 with 290 delegates left (86 pledged and 204 super), so Obama needs around 53. If Michigan and Florida get let in, the magic number goes up by about a hundred and Obama's magic number stays the same or goes back slightly.

He's got a lock for pledged delegates. Clinton's attempting to eke out a win in the popular vote (which would require a landslide in Puerto Rico), and win the superdelegates who pledged to vote for the winner of the popular vote. I think the remaining superdelegates are going to en masse endorse Obama eventually and he'll take the nomination before the convention, lest there be a convention fight and it's like 1968 all over again.
 

Kazmarov

For a Free Scotland
#8
Maybe if she weren't a lying, two-faced hypocritical politician she'd have won this a long time ago.
In modern American politics that's not even that much of a handicap. It's mostly that she ran a terrible, terrible campaign that squandered money on advisors with crap advice and generally misjudged Obama's ability to win caucuses and raise money.
 
#9
I should've added that she spent too much time pissing on Obama and too little time saying why everyone should vote for her. That and a seriousy bad case of nepotism.