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Barack Obama now leads Hillary Clinton by over 150 elected pledged delegates, which is more than 15 times her net gain of 10 delegates in the Pennsylvania primary.

Hillary Clinton appropriately calls her Pennsylvania win an "overwhelming victory". With less than thrice (408) the total delegates of Pennsylvania (158) to be elected in the remaining races, what kind of superlative of "overwhelming victory" does she imagine to be given to her by the universe?

Another way of making Obama's abstract delegate lead of 150+ very concrete is this list of Clinton's victories which she has described as blowouts, landslides and game changers and which combined give her less than a net gain of 150 delegates: Pennsylvania (10), Texas (-5), Ohio (7), California (38), Massachusetts (17), New York (46), Tennessee (12), New Mexico (2), New Jersey (11),  Arizona (6), Rhode Island (5). Obama leads Clinton by the equivalent of these huge victories in big states.

Originally posted to Ab Surd on Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 11:43 AM PDT.

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  •  Gallup Tracking: (0+ / 0-)

    Obama 47, Clinton 47

    •  What does that have to do with anything? (2+ / 0-)
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      wuod kwatch, Junah

      She could be leading in Gallup on the day Obama becomes the presumptive nominee.  Doesn't mean a damn thing except her handing the GOP one more talking point to attack our nominee with.  

      •  Rasmussen (2+ / 0-)
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        Sun dog, Wisteacher

        Also, the Rasmussen tracking poll has found no impact from PA. Unless two polls agree, you can't reach any conclusion about trends.

      •  Clyburn's Final Kiss of Death to HRC campaign (5+ / 0-)

        In today’s WAPO article,  Party Fears Racial Divide
        Attacks Could Do Lasting Harm, Democrats Say,   Jonathan Weisman and Matthew Mosk report what super delegates may well perceive as the final nail in the coffin for the Clinton campaign from Representative James Clyburn.  

        Another article, yesterday confirms that supers are not paying any attention to the PA primary and have already made up their minds based on the AA vote, HRC’s polarizing and galvanizing affect on the right potentially damaging other down ticket Dems, and electibility.  

        The protracted and increasingly acrimonious fight for the Democratic presidential nomination is unnerving core constituencies -- African Americans and wealthy liberals -- who are becoming convinced that the party could suffer irreversible harm if Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton maintains her sharp line of attack against Sen. Barack Obama.

        "If this party is perceived by people as having gone into a back room somewhere and brokered a nominee, that would not be good for our party," House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (S.C.), the highest ranking African American in Congress, warned yesterday. "I'm telling you, if this continues on its current course, [the damage] is going to be irreparable."

        That fear, plus a more general sense that Clinton's only route to victory would be through tearing down her opponent, has led even some black Democrats who are officially neutral in the race, such as Clyburn, to speak out.

        If you have any, any kind of loyalty to the Democratic Party, perhaps you need to rethink your strategy and bow out gracefully in order to save this party from a disastrous end in November," Rep. William Lacy Clay (Mo.), an African American Obama supporter, said in an appeal to Clinton.


        "I think she is destroying the Democratic Party," said New York lawyer Daniel Berger, who had backed Clinton with the maximum allowable donation of $2,300. "That there's no way for her to win this election except by destroying [Obama], I just don't like it. So in my own little way, I'm trying to send her a message."  The message came in the form of a $2,300 contribution to Obama.

        Donors are not the only ones who have made the leap. Gabriel Guerra-Mondragón served as an ambassador to Chile during Bill Clinton's presidency, considered himself a close friend of Sen. Clinton, and became a "Hill-raiser" by bringing in about $500,000 for her presidential bid.

        The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

        by HoundDog on Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 12:03:52 PM PDT

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  •  Yeah yeah (2+ / 0-)
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    cachola, Wisteacher

    but it's the bottom of the ninth and she still has an at bat.  Or, it's a hundred yard sprint and she's only five yards back. Or or I've got my head too far up my ass to admit that she lost back when her numbers crumbled in Texas and Ohio and she didn't win a lot of delegates that day.  

  •  Not an "overwhelming victory" (1+ / 0-)
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    An "overwhelming victory" would mean by definition that Obama would no longer have a chance and should drop out.  This would have required at least 100% margin in PA.  20% would have been "whelming".  9.2% or 9.11% or however it ends up is "underwhelming" and leaves Hillary with virtually no chance of catching up in pledged delegates.

    Big Joe Helton: "I pay Plenty."
    Chico Marx: "Well, then we're Plenty Tough."

    by Caelian on Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 11:50:15 AM PDT

  •  Had that go round with an HRC fan: (7+ / 0-)

    HRC Fan: Clinton won PA by ten percent, isn't that a blowout?

    Me: Obama's leading Clinton in the entire race by ten percent, what do you call that?

    Hillary says, let's give her campaign another Friedman.

    by Inland on Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 12:16:18 PM PDT

  •  Dude, it's over. (0+ / 0-)

    No way she can win.  Watch after May 6th. The pundits will turn up the heat.

  •  Comeback: Turning a 30 point lead into 9 (1+ / 0-)
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    This is what her campaign and the MSM are trying to sell.'s a flying bookbag

    by jhecht on Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 02:02:34 PM PDT

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