Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Obama wins Mississippi and Texas...

So, it's not at all surprising that Barak Obama won Mississippi last night. However, it's also important to point out that the caucus race in Texas has now been called by CNN, and Obama will win Texas outright as well.

That's right. For all you've heard since last Tuesday about Senator Clinton's "big win" in Texas, when all is said and done there will be 99 Texas delegates at the convention for Obama, and only 94 for Clinton.

One wonders who's really the eternal "pie in the sky" optimist in this campaign - the person in the lead, or the person who claims a 5 delegate deficit as a major victory.

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2 comments:

Darren McEwen said...

Those delegate numbers for the caucus are not set in stone. CNN projects that he'll win the Texas caucus but only 41% have reported so the delegate numbers could still shift once 100% have reported.

Lord Kitchener's Own said...

True enough Darren, true enough. Still, it does seem reasonably clear that, at worst, Texas was a tie in terms of delegates. (also, it seems to me that if they're willing to call it with only 41% reporting, then the likelihood of Obama's share going down substantially is slim, based on which precincts have reported, and which haven't, but I take your point nonetheless).

Not a huge win for Clinton though, for sure, even though that's how it was reported for over a week.