Who's keeping score? Apparently whoever is miscounted the Obama delegates from California and it appears as Obama picked up 10 more delegates. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday:
Sen. Obama may make up all that lost ground [from Ohio and Texas] in the media counts that are the closest this race has to an official scoreboard. A California politics blogger has argued that Sen. Clinton won 36 more pledged delegates in the state than Sen. Obama, rather than the 44-delegate margin that has long been included in the news organizations’ tallies. A spokesman for the state party confirms the blogger’s numbers.
The shift, if validated once the state certifies its election results this week and the party chooses its delegates, is a reminder that the commonly reported delegate totals are mere estimates, subject to change as states finalize election results. It also highlights how a blogger with intense focus on the numbers may be faster than the established delegate counters.
I suppose that this Clinton loss will mean even more negative remarks from her campaign towards Obama as her hopes fade even more. I understand that in a conference call yesterday, one of Clinton's advisors said that Obama is not ready to be Commander-in-Chief. Apparently she is because of her 8 years as First Lady. I guess at least she knows where the red phone is located.
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