Pre-Super-Tuesday Mark Penn Versus Pre-New Hampshire Terry McAuliffe

Hillary Clinton’s top strategist Mark Penn said today, “The search for delegates, I think, is going to go straight through to the convention,” a shift from the once-commonly held notion that a nominee would be known after New York, California and 20 other states holding Democratic primaries on February 5.

On a conference call with reporters this afternoon, Penn was asked what benchmarks the campaign hoped to achieve.

“Again, I think it’s a search for delegates. I think the system is set up to be an extremely competitive one.” And, “I’m not going to go through any clear benchmarks other than that the search for delegates I think is going to continue straight through to the convention.”

Which is slightly different than what Terry McAuliffe was saying earlier. Pre-Super-Tuesday Mark Penn Versus Pre-New Hampshire Terry McAuliffe