The Obama campaign just announced to CNN and other news outlets that John Edwards will be endorsing Obama at a campaign appearance in about 45 minutes.
I *think* that means that Edwards’ 19 delegates go to Obama….
I wonder if they’re actually considering a VP spot for him — it would certainly help shore up the “Cracker vote.”
According to the Obama campaign website, he’s only 134.5 delegates away from securing the nomination.
After her landslide victory in West Virginia yesterday, Hillary Clinton has to be stung by this announcement —
NARAL Pro-Choice America has endorsed…. the man in the race, not her.
Plus, Obama’s picked up another four superdelegates in various announcements today. At this rate, his expected win in Oregon will put him over the 2025 needed to secure the nomination.
SF author John Scalzi, on last night’s West Virginia primary:
“Poor, rural, working-class white folks in Appalachia didn’t vote for the rich urban former law professor senator from Chicago. They went for the rich urban former law professor senator born in Chicago instead. But since the vote went so overwhelmingly in one direction rather than the other, and rich urban former law professor senators with Chicago ties are otherwise largely interchangeable, there has to be another controlling factor here. I can’t think what it might be, though. Maybe it will come to me if I think about it.
Oh, wait, I know now. Poor, rural, working-class white folks from Appalachia wanted to strike a blow for feminism. Well, way to go, West Virginia! You’ve certainly done that. And now, clearly, you’ve shown that you’re the most feminist state in all the union.”