McAuliffe v. Penn
by fugazi, Wed Apr 23, 2008 at 04:39:46 AM EDT
Last night, Hillary advisor Terry McAuliffe informed us that the winner of the popular vote should determine who wins the nomination. Apparently, we should disregard all the caucus states because ... well, just because.
Apparently, McAuliffe didn't read the memo from Hillary advisor Mark Penn:
"By Mark Penn
To: Interested Parties
From: Mark Penn, Chief Strategist
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Re: The Path to the Nomination
This election will come down to delegates. Votes are still being counted and delegates apportioned, but Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are separated by approximately 40 delegates right now - that is, barely 1% of all the delegates to the Democratic convention.
Change Begins March 4th. Hillary leads in the three largest, delegate rich states remaining: Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania. These three states have 492 delegates - 64 percent of the remaining delegates Hillary Clinton needs to win the nomination. According to the latest polls, Hillary leads in Texas (IVR Jan 30-31), Pennsylvania (Franklin & Marshall Jan 8-14) and Ohio (Columbus Dispatch Jan 23-31). After March 4th, over 3000 delegates will be committed, and we project that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will be virtually tied with 611 delegates still to be chosen in Pennsylvania and other remaining states.
...As history shows, the Democratic nomination goes to the candidate who wins the most delegates.