In an interview taped yesterday for Inside City Hall, Howard Dean expressed opposition to a brokered convention if the Democratic primary contests fail to produce a candidate with enough delegates to win the nomination.
Dean said he thinks there will be a nominee by March or April, and if not, "we’re going to have Read More
Hillary’s Clinton’s microscopic victory in the combined popular vote from last night’s primary–7,347,971 to 7,294,85–fails to take into account the caucuses that were held in Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, Idaho, North Dakota and Alaska. All of those contests were won–overwhelmingly–by Barack Obama.
Under Democratic rules, each vote isn’t tallied at caucuses. The caucuses Read More
Barack Obama’s campaign seems to have accomplished two things in the days leading up to the Super Tuesday primaries. It positioned him to battle Hillary Clinton to an electoral stalemate. It also further weakened the declining position of the super-duper Democratic bundler.
Not that they still don’t impressively roam the political earth—at Hillary Clinton’s “victory” Read More
Michael Bloomberg was, characteristically, critical of the presidential race but emphatically not critical of any one candidate in his first public appearance after the Super Tuesday primaries.
At a press conference in Brooklyn this morning, Bloomberg told reporters, “There’s still three Republicans in the race. Huckabee did reasonably well. Romney certainly didn’t get knocked Read More
Following John McCain’s victory in Florida last week the chorus of McCain-hatred grew louder on talk radio shows and on many conservative blogs.
Rush Limbaugh declared that McCain was not conservative and unacceptable as a candidate. Formerly respectable conservative figures took delight in criticizing McCain’s war record—yes, his war record—by tallying up the number of Read More
It looks like Obama may have more delegates than Clinton now, although her campaign disputes the math. [Ben]
Still no definitive results from New Mexico. [Albuquerque Journal]
Up next, the Potomac Primary! [AP]
Mike Huckabee says there’s two men in the G.O.P. race, and he’s Read More
A major development late in the night turned Super Tuesday 2008 into a near-perfect tie between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. But the advantage going forward may lie with the insurgent.
Just minutes after Hillary Clinton was declared the winner in California, a powerful symbolic victory for her, media outlets reversed field and declared Missouri—which Read More
12:59: OK, we’re approaching the six-hour mark, so let’s wrap a few things up. Chuck Todd just came onto MSNBC, and based on his infinitely magical formulas, has concluded it’s looking like a plus-four-delegate night for Obama (that would be 841-837). But: He said that once the superdelegates–who are still skewing towards Clinton–are factored in, Read More
Each of the Republicans can claim some kind of victory tonight, but the big winner is clearly John McCain-–with a major assist from Mike Huckabee.
John McCain won the most delegates today, with a tally that could reach as high as 600, depending on how California shakes out (it has more than half of the Read More
With 97 percent of the vote tallied, Barack Obama has taken a 3,000 vote lead over Hillary Clinton in Missouri, reversing the night-long trend in Clinton’s favor and causing news outlets who had called the state to pull back their projections. A win in Missouri would represent Obama’s marquee victory for the day, a large Read More