Super Delegates & Campaign Politics
Based on the returns and political commentary for the "Potomac Primary" last night, it appears that Obama is finally the official front runner, and that Clinton is has some major hurdles to jump in order to secure the nomination. One political number crunching guru said that even if the DNC ends up counting Michigan and Florida, Obama still is the front runner!
What is interesting is that this could put the DNC in a similar place as Republicans in the national election in 2000 with the whole Florida recount and supreme court case. Clinton may have to lobby the super delegates to vote for her even though Obama may hold the popular primary vote and delegate count. It would be really interesting to see how the Obama camp and DNC handle this considering this same scenario is the source of a lot of the disharmony between republicans and democrats.
How is everyone else seeing this political game play out?