This just came across the AP wires. Today, Obama grabbed 4 more Superdelegates.
(FYI - George McGovern is NOT a Superdelegate. Please make a note of it.)
This is from the New York Times:
Today, in the wake of the North Carolina and Indiana primaries, the Obama campaign is announcing three new superdelegates: Jerry Meek, chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party, Jeanette Council, a member of the D.N.C. from North Carolina and Inola Henry, a member of the D.N.C. from California.
ANOTHER UPDATE: SWITCHER!
Obama wins a fourth superdelegate– a Virginia Assembly member who switched from Clinton’s camp.
This cancels out Heath Shuler's endorsement of Hillary.
How long will it take before the Clinton campaign realizes this is over? I predict it will take a flood of Superdelegates and it looks like the flood gates may have opened.
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama pocketed the support of at least four Democratic convention superdelegates on Wednesday, building on the momentum from a convincing North Carolina primary victory. Rival Hillary Rodham Clinton disclosed she had loaned her strapped campaign an additional $6.4 million in recent weeks.
Clinton showed no sign of surrender in the presidential race, but former Sen. George McGovern, the party's 1972 presidential candidate, urged her to reconsider.
It looks as if George Stephanopoulos was indeed correct when he stated unequivocally on Good Morning America today that there would be a flood of Superdelegates who would endorse Barack Obama for the nomination.
We don't know who the Superdelegates are yet:
Aides relayed word of the four endorsements, expected to be made public later in the day.
My favorite part of the article:
Obama's drive to nail down the party nod was buoyed with a double-digit win in North Carolina and a stronger-than-expected run in Indiana, where he almost overcame rival Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Obama FINALLY won the expectations game! That in and of itself is a major achievement. There's no way the Clinton camp can spin its way out of a 15 point loss in North Carolina and a near-draw in Indiana. Is this thing over now?
As a side note, I would like to show off a little bit regarding my own predictions:
PA C: 52.5 O: 47.5 Error: 4.2
NC O: 56 C: 42.5 Error: 1
IN O: 50.1 C: 49.9 Error: 1.5
Better than the pollsters baby!
SECOND UPDATE (not about Superdelegates): Marion County finished their count and Obama trails Clinton in Indiana by just 14,413 votes with provisionals throughout the state to be counted. The margin of victory now is just 1.14%. Could Obama squeak this out? It's possible but not likely. I called the Marion County board of elections today and they said provisionals just in that county are in the hundreds, not the thousands. Extrapolated to the entire state, I doubt there are enough provisionals left to vault Obama to victory in Indiana, but it's possible.