Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Edwards Endorses Obama
CNN has just announced that former presidential candidate John Edwards will endorse Barack Obama for the Democratic nominee for president. Edwards' endorsement and delegates, combined with the recent events of most primaries (West Virginia yesterday being the exception), almost definitely seals Obama as the nominee. I am fairly certain it is now close to mathematically, not to mention politically, impossible for Hillary Clinton to win the nomination. Not that she won't stay in it- even today she told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview that she's "not going anywhere except to Kentucky and Oregon and Montana and South Dakota and Puerto Rico." Those five states (and territories) are the only remaining primaries, and as of now Obama leads in pledged delegates, superdelegates, the popular vote, and money. He'll undoubtedly win at least two of the remaining primaries. Clinton supporters, keep trying, but I hope you and your candidate are prepared to lose the nomination. It's highly, highly likely at this point (unless FL and MI are suddenly put into play, that might change things a little) that Obama will win. More thoughts to come on my views on the McCain-Obama match-up coming our way this fall.