Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

From The Nation (h/t kos):

Barack Obama's presidential campaign is claiming an early lead in pledged delegates for Super Tuesday.

In a media conference call at 10:30pm, Campaign Manager David Plouffe estimated that Obama leads Hillary Clinton in pledged delegates by 606 to 534. That lead could evaporate or grow, of course, depending on the results in remaining states.

Update [2008-2-5 23:16:1 by Jonathan Singer]: Clinton adds to her delegates by taking Arizona, according to NBC News.

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Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

California is really close. Hillary won among women big. Obama won among men.

Missouri is getting very close, 5 point spread now.

by Progressive America 2008-02-05 06:06PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

Exit poll in CA shows Clinton with 5 point lead (excludes mail in votes).

I'd say Clinton will take CA by 10.

by kristoph 2008-02-05 06:19PM | 0 recs
I still think this is more about media coverage

than delegates, unless one or the other gets a huge edge in delegates tonight.

If Obama wins more than half the states, he should get the most media buzz, even if Clinton wins more delegates by winning CA.

by desmoinesdem 2008-02-05 06:06PM | 0 recs
Re: I still think this is more about media coverag

Again...that flip flopping on the state/delegates is more important...but i guess its still what ever seems to be favoring obama

by werd2406 2008-02-05 06:09PM | 0 recs
Re: I still think this is more about media coverag
Winning more states-> Good Headlines Tomorrow
Winning more delegates-> Winning the Nomination
by Kal 2008-02-05 06:10PM | 0 recs
but good headlines tomorrow

will either increase Obama's momentum going into the February 12 states, which he should sweep, or will help Clinton stem the tide.

Neither candidate is going to have a significant edge in delegates after tonight, but the media coverage over the next few weeks may tip the balance in TX and OH in March.

by desmoinesdem 2008-02-05 06:13PM | 0 recs
Re: I still think this is more about media coverag

I love the spin ...

We can't take any major states except our home state but we'll take the whitehouse.

lol

by kristoph 2008-02-05 06:23PM | 0 recs
Re: I still think this is more about media coverag

Do you seriously believe that a Republican would take CA, NY, MA, CT, DE, etc.?  You know the difference between the primary and the general, right?

by rfahey22 2008-02-05 06:27PM | 0 recs
May be close

Should be interesting.

by puma 2008-02-05 06:06PM | 0 recs
That's impressive if true

Considering the conventional wisdom was Obama could do OK if he kept it within 100.

by animated 2008-02-05 06:08PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

Unless Clinton wins BIG in California and makes up all the Delegates Obama is picking up in the mid-west and west, it looks like Obama is the big winner tonight. He's going to win a majority of the states, and he might just win a majority of delegates.

by Kal 2008-02-05 06:09PM | 0 recs
when they thought obama was going to win

the most votes,

the media said the overall vote count mattered.

Now the Obama people are spinning about delegates.

I think hillary will win both popular and delegate count.

But people are more important than delegates.

by yellowdem1129 2008-02-05 06:10PM | 0 recs
Re: when they thought obama was going to win

Don't worry.  The media is also claiming that Hillary won an "upset" victory in Massachusetts.  Plenty of puffery to go around.  

by rfahey22 2008-02-05 06:14PM | 0 recs
Re: when they thought obama was going to win

Obama is doing well with votes too. He's destroyed her in a lot of states.

by Progressive America 2008-02-05 06:18PM | 0 recs
Re: when they thought obama was going to win

Usually with relatively small turnouts in absolute numbers and some Red states.  

by ottovbvs 2008-02-05 06:28PM | 0 recs
Re: when they thought obama was going to win

Looks like he got Missouri. Big win.

by Progressive America 2008-02-05 07:18PM | 0 recs
I'm Sure

That neither the Nation or Barack Obama's campaign would lie or exaggerate or anything about the pledged delegate numbers.

by BDB 2008-02-05 06:11PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

Yeah well, I'm not sure an early delegate lead counts any more than a late or final delegate lead. But good for them.

by ocli 2008-02-05 06:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

They would never try and spin anything by stretching the truth or jumping the gun before delegates were actually awarded. /insert sarcasm here

by americanincanada 2008-02-05 06:13PM | 0 recs
Lying Chicago Style!!!

by Seymour Glass 2008-02-05 06:13PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

Hillary takes Arizona

by animated 2008-02-05 06:16PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

It's a fair bet she'll take NM then.

by ottovbvs 2008-02-05 06:18PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

Yay

by werd2406 2008-02-05 06:17PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

The AP JUST called MO for Hillary!!

by vermillion 2008-02-05 06:17PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

OH i hope it stays that way...

by werd2406 2008-02-05 06:18PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

CA early returns 52-37!!! Go HRC!

by Mar154 2008-02-05 06:18PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

excuse me make that 57% to 32% even better

by Mar154 2008-02-05 06:19PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

I had given up on MO, but it looks like Obama could possibly catch up. It's going to be close, but Clinton will probably squeak by.

by DPW 2008-02-05 06:20PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

Looks like the exit polls were way, way off in AZ.

by Steve M 2008-02-05 06:20PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

Exit polls? wrong? Never.

by werd2406 2008-02-05 06:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

Which ones? CNN's or the ones Jonathan posted earlier?

by Shawn 2008-02-05 06:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

CNN's exit polls have been off in a number of places.  They had NJ in a virtual tie and Clinton won by 10%.

by Steve M 2008-02-05 06:24PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead
Same with MA.  That was supposedly going to be super close, ended up being a blowout.
 
by georgep 2008-02-05 06:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

Hillary is now only about a 100 votes behind Obama in Utah.

by reasonwarrior 2008-02-05 06:32PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama Campaign Claiming Early Delegate Lead

Obama could still win Missouri.

by reasonwarrior 2008-02-05 06:34PM | 0 recs

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