CBS Claims Obama Delegate Lead

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Hillary

I’m watching CNN right now and they still have Obama trailing Hillary by 20 votes or so.

But this CBS story says he’s ahead…

Even Obama’s own campaign said they didn’t expect to win Maine, according to a document the campaign said was accidentally leaked earlier in the week.

In the delegate chase, Obama has pulled ahead of Clinton, even when the support of uncommitted super delegates is figured in. According to CBS News estimates, Obama holds a razor-thin lead with 1,134 delegates overall to 1,131 for Clinton.

The results in Maine came in the wake of a shake-up on the Clinton campaign. Sunday afternoon, Clinton campaign manager Patti Patti Solis announced she was stepping down from that post. She will be replaced by senior advisor and longtime Clinton confidant Maggie Williams.

I’m sorry but could we get some F***ING agreement between the networks with the delegate counts please? This shouldn’t be hard, and yet every single network has a different count. How in the hell are they determining all of these different numbers?


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2 Responses to “CBS Claims Obama Delegate Lead”

  1. Dyre42 Says:

    I had that same problem on Super Tuesday. Irritating isn’t it?

  2. BenG Says:

    Easy there, Mr. G,
    I thought numbers weren’t that important !! Oh yea, that was polling … It’s still only half time – lots of game to be played. I think it’ll work itself out wth a big momentum push towards Obama after he pulls a couple of upsets in some key states, say Ohio, maybe?
    It has become more n more obvious to me that Obama would clearly be the stronger candidate against McCain. He would get a lot of the independent, swing voters that McCain may attract, and he would get more men voters – esp the black male- than Hillary would ever get, as sad as that is.
    Matter of fact, I’ve been a bit uncomfortable about how easily the media speaks about how race is effecting the vote. It’s scary that the line btw inner city and suburb is so obviously seen in the results of this Dem primary. But maybe that’s a positive thing. I only hope all will be decided above board in the light of day.

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