It is showdown day...The polls in South Dakota and Montana open in less than ONE HOUR...today, the last votes will be cast in this highly contested and EXTREMELY close Democratic Presidential contest. Barack Obama is just 42 delegates shy of the 2,118 now needed to clinch the nomination. There are not enough pledged delegates at stake in Montana and South Dakota to put Obama over the top, but a rush of endorsements by the remaining undeclared "superdelegates" which are expected today could allow him to claim victory. Just now on NBC's TODAY SHOW –The House majority whip and the top ranking African-American in Congress endorsed Sen. Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential race...so as I type the numbers keep changing....
All the headlines this morning are ALL politics:
The Washington Post reports this morning: The People Have Spoken - Whatever Clinton might say, there is considerable doubt about her claim to be "winning the popular vote." The only sense in which that is true is if she includes all the people who voted for her not only in Florida but also in Michigan, an election that she previously said "is not going to count for anything." She also has to exclude the 230,000 "uncommitted voters" in Michigan, most of whom would have probably supported Barack Obama had he been on the ballot, and caucus participants in Iowa, Nevada, Maine, and Washington. So with Obama looking more and more toward a likely general election match up with John McCain, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. And while not taking anything for granted, it appears he's starting to look at Clinton as less of a rival and more as an important ally who can help him win in November.
CNN is reporting that: She'll do what it takes in November. Sen. Hillary Clinton is poised to deliver a message Tuesday "that she will do whatever it takes" to put a Democrat in the White House - a message that Sen. Barack Obama insiders say indicates she would accept an offer to be Obama's running mate if asked.
WSJ: Obama Camp Begins Delicate Task Of Wooing Clinton's Supporters. The awkward courtship has begun between supporters of presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama.
BUT if you are gambler..check out the NY POST. GAMBLERS BET ON HILL & MITT FOR VEEP.
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mitt Romney are the favorites to be their parties' vice-presidential nominees, according to a popular online betting site. Intrade, which correctly picked the winner of every state in the 2004 general election, evaluates the veep stakes chances of 30 prominent political figures – 16 Democrats and 14 Republicans.
So for all the primary results and the final numbers TUNE to CNN tonight, starting at 7pm, Anderson and the best political team on TV will have all the analysis and all the speeches...YOU DONT WANT TO MISS THE final chapter of this never ending drama...
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