Wednesday, May 7, 2008

ELECTION 2008: It's over, Hillary, it's over.

This is an unexpected point from me: I think it's time for Hillary to drop out gracefully.

In order for her to merely overtake Obama's lead in the delegate count, sans the remaining superdelegates, she would have to win everyone of the the remaining races to the tune of 85%+. In order for Obama to secure the nomination -- 2025 delegates -- he would simply have to tie her in the remaining races. And, the reason Obama isn't asking Hillary to stand down??

Because if you take the current polls (assuming a 60-40 split for each state) and project the winners:

Kentucky -- Clinton
Puerto Rico -- Clinton
West Virginia -- Clinton

Oregon -- Obama
South Dakota -- Obama
Montana -- Obama

Even though Clinton's states have more delegates, Obama still wins the nomination outright.

We had hope that North Carolina would become a Clinton state, which would have been a coup and could have, possibly, changed the direction for her. But, it went Obama, and Indiana barely went Hillary.

I think it's time to call the end.

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