Saturday, March 8, 2008

Obama Wins Wyoming: Small State, Big Lesson; Plus: Online Petition to the Super Delegates

Wyoming is the least populated state in the nation, but Obama's sweep of Hillary Clinton there - 61% to 38% - carries a big lesson:

Obama continues to lead in the delegate count by a nearly unbeatable margin. He actually won more delegates in Texas, and Hillary's victories in Ohio and Rhode Island resulted in a negligible increase in her delegates.

So, if we're thinking a dream ticket - who should be in first and who in second place? Shouldn't first place go to the candidate with the largest number of delegates?

By what anti-democratic logic would or could the super delegates be induced to support Hillary Clinton instead of Barack Obama? Why support someone who came in second?

Plus: One of my best students at Fordham, Mike Plugh, has put up an online petition to the super delegates - do the right, democratic thing, and suppport Obama. Read it, sign it, right here.
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