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The Floodgates Open

June 4th, 2008

Even before the results from Montana and South Dakota came in, the superdelegates finally decided that the time had come. More than two dozen suddenly announced their support for Obama; some have Obama now only a few delegates away from clinching the nomination. Apparently they want to be the ones who push Obama over the top, not the voters. Either way, Obama will without any doubt whatsoever get the nomination today. This while reports fly that Hillary is shutting down her campaign–or, as some have said, “suspending” it.


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  1. Stuart
    June 5th, 2008 at 04:16 | #1

    So even after Obama now has enough delegates, Hillary still says she has to “decide what to do.” For some reason, she seems to have a delusion that it’s up to her to decide who wins. I swear, shes gonna show up at Obama’s inauguration and say “I’m president now!”

  2. Paul
    June 5th, 2008 at 04:24 | #2

    It was a great quote… “I will make no decisions tonight.”

    Yes, Hillary, you won’t, because the voters have already decided.

  3. Luis
    June 5th, 2008 at 09:31 | #3

    Paul: already she’s up to whole new shenanigans. She’s signaling that she wants the VP slot more openly than is usually seen as acceptable, putting Obama in a tough spot: choose someone he’d rather not run with, or alienate Hillary’s substantial base. And at a time when Obama was supposed to have the limelight and Hillary’s role was to gracefully bow out, she gave a speech which grabbed at least some of Obama’s spotlight and she declined to bow out or endorse Obama to boot. That’s poison on the campaign trail, if your running mate hogs the spotlight–Hillary should know, Bill did it enough to her in this campaign. It’s almost like she’s flaunting her power, daring Obama to cross her.

  4. stevetv
    June 8th, 2008 at 01:46 | #4

    I’m very happy Obama is the nominee, but a part of me wishes the superdelegates could have waited until after the Montana and SD polls closed. It would have been nice to have a primary campaign in which all 50 states mattered. Oh, well. 48 important states, 2 bridesmaids. :)

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