Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday Summary

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at http://www.DemocraticConventionWatch.com

Latest Superdelegate Endorsements:
Gov. Mike Easley (NC) for Clinton
Richard Machacek (IA) for Obama.
Rep. Ben Chandler (KY) for Obama
Ike Skelton (MO) for Clinton

Current count: Clinton: 259, Obama: 239

See the DCW Superdelegate Tracker for the latest superdelegate endorsements.

Other news:
The Wall Street Journal surveys the superdelegate landscape, and uses our numbers for all their information:

When the year began, about 200 of the superdelegates had taken sides, most for Sen. Clinton. Her campaign, including Mr. Clinton, had quickly signed up Clinton-administration veterans, others on the DNC and elected officials in Arkansas and New York, so that she initially led Sen. Obama by more than 100.

But the Obama campaign correctly figured that she had gotten the easy pickings and that the rest were up for grabs. Once he began winning more states than she did, her endorsements slowed to a trickle, and her lead eroded to less than two dozen now.

That graph seems awful familiar.

Some Democrats in Michigan are proposing a compromise:

[They] want to allocate 69 pledged delegates to Hillary Clinton and 59 to Barack Obama. The approach splits the difference between the equal delegate proposal coming out of Chicago (g4 for each) and the 73-to-55 delegate split that the Clinton campaign would obtain from the results of the primary, with almost all of the uncommitted delegates being pledged to Obama. The four also write that they oppose the challenge by DNC member Joel Ferguson, which would give superdelegates a full vote and pledged delegates half of a vote.
Remember, you don't have to wait for Indiana and North Carolina next week. We'll be all Guam, all the time, this weekend!


Chuchundra said...

Hey, they gave you credit as the source. They deserve props for that, although mentioning the URL would have been nice. It seems that more often the MSM feels entitled to rip stuff off from the blogosphere and present it as their won.

It's great that you guys have gotten some recognition for the yeoman's work you've been doing.

Dave said...

I just think its hilarious that the WSJ is using your site!

You guys are awesome, but I weep for journalism in this country

Unknown said...

Why is it hilarious Dave?

Seriously, this is the best source for information about Super Delegates anywhere. It would be irresponsible for a journalist not to use it.

cbsmith42 said...

Great work, guys! I'm glad to see that you're getting some recognition for all of your hard work. I actually think it's a sign of good things to come from the media... it's about time they listened to people that have done thier homework!