Sponsored Content
« McCain Backpedals On Border Enforcement? | Main | Indiana Isn't In The Bag For Hillary Yet
UPDATE: Fox Finally Calls Indiana For Hillary at 1:14 AM, With Narrow 22,000 Vote Victory »
May 06, 2008

Hmmm: Harold Ickes Attempts Moving the Goalposts; Claims 2,209 Delegates Needed to Clinch, Not the 2,025 People Have Been Accepting For.... um, Ever

His reasoning? The 2,025 figure excludes Michigan and Florida from the total number of delegates (2,025 equals half of all delegates minus MI and FLA), and he says you have to include Florida's and Michigan's totals before you halve it.

So voila. 2,209.

Kind of late in the game to note a change in the how many innings per game, huh?

Thanks to DrewM.


With North Carolina headed to the Obama column that dream was dashed. On the other hand, squinting at the Indiana returns trickling in, Mrs Clinton was daring to hope she had avoided the calamity of a double-loss. As she calculates she has done well enough to hang on she will begin to focus more than ever on persuading remaining uncommitted superdelegates to come to her side. They will be her only hope of vaulting past Mr Obama for the crown.

The game had started last night with her campaign manager, Geoff Garin, suggesting the winning post for the nomination should no longer be 2,025 delegates but 2,208. He reached the figure by including delegates from Michigan and Florida, the states disqualified from the process because they voted early.

His remarks were a reminder that the Michigan-Florida quandary may quickly consume the Democratic Party. But one Obama supporter, Allan Katz, a member of the party's national committee, counterattacked. "When you totally ignore the rules, letting these people change the outcome, that doesn't pass the straight-face test," he said.

Thanks to Gabriel Malor.

digg this
posted by Ace at 09:05 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
John Fetterman: " uhhmmmmmm... yeah ..."

I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper: "P is for the Perversity I see R is for.. ..."

FINGERS: "You can take the boy out of California but you can ..."

Hairyback Guy: "Remove the debt limit and let the rascals borrow a ..."

fd: "Mountain Valley is right next to Valley Mountain. ..."

Warai-otoko : "I don't know. I think it shows an immense amount o ..."

Bulgaroctonus : "Mornin’, All. Happy Friday Eve. Mountain ..."

gnats local 678: "not too add to the fun but zero hedge has an artic ..."

[/i][/b]andycanuck (Vwz3I)[/s][/u]: "Character actor John Beasley has died at 79. [Bald ..."

Crom Laughs - Troonteenth is now: "[i]Pushback: If the Young Are Beginning to Resist ..."

grammie winger : "hi-ho, off to Da Norf Woods! Posted by: sock_ra ..."

fd: "I just hope to hell that Little Debbie doesn't go ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64