Tuesday, April 01, 2008

An Obama Drift among the Democratic Superdelegates?

I posted this comment, which touched on the editorial/news divide in the Wall Street Journal and the lack thereof in Japanese newspapers. Here’s an example from the WSJfront page with regard to an Obama drift in the Democratic Party that appears to make my point.

However, if I remember correctly, thirty or so superdelegates were supposed to endorse Brack Obama after the March 4 primaries or thereabouts but never materialized. Are these people the “string of Democratic Party figures” “[s]lowly but steadily” “taking Barack Obama’s side in the presidential nominating race and raising the pressure on Hillary Clinton to give up”? But then, why haven’t they endorsed Mr. Obama yet? If the Real Clear Politics numbers are to be believed, Mr. Obama has made only a small dent since then in Hillary Clinton’s lead among the superdelegates in the meantime. I have no idea why the superdelegates are holding back, but as long as they do, I can understand Mrs. Clinton wanting to stay in.

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