2008 United States Election

Posted by avataryaminb last updated May 6, 2008 at 1:05 pm

"Obama is up by about 500,000 in the popular vote. (14.8 to 14.3 million). The news anchors need to be harder on Clinton."

I'm sorry, I'm no backer of Clinton, but this is hardly a trouncing by Obama.

Total votes = 14.8 + 14.3 = 29.1 mil

Popular vote gap = 500k

%difference = 500k/29.1 mil = 1.7%

 

Give how weird the democratic nomination process is and the weirdness with Florida and Michigan, the superdelagates do have their work cut out of them.  I'm not doing the calculations for them, but if they do the math and find that for example clinton is ahead of obama in 'key' states then they might take that into account.

Throw in Michigan and Florida where some say Hilary would do better.  So I don't see any reason why Hilary shouldn't fight this out.  If you think Hilary is hurting Obama with whatever attacks she comes up with...consider it preparation for the real election when Obama faces republican attacks.  You could even be a positive.  Obama will have been attacked so much, by the time the republican machine starts attacking him, it will be old news.