Edwards’ endorsement, Florida and Michigan

by thoughtfulconservative

As was most likely the hope all along, it appears as though it won’t make any difference to the Democratic nomination process.

With John Edwards endorsing Obama for president, his delegates could now be free to vote for Obama as well as gaining more super delegates.

The Clinton campaign is still pushing for the delegates to be counted, but the advantage is no longer as great as it was.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton insists that counting Florida could still help her net the party’s presidential nomination, but that net has developed some holes.

Sen. John Edwards’ endorsement this week of Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination puts 13 Florida delegates in play, assuming the state’s delegation is eventually seated at the party’s convention.

It will make it easier to compromise on an agreement to count delegates.

The only advantage left to Clinton is, if the delegates from FL and MI are fully counted, it

would increase the number of delegates needed to win to 2,210. That would buy her more time.

Edwards endorsement doesn’t give Obama the nomination, but it is one more nail in the Clinton campaign coffin.


One Comment to “Edwards’ endorsement, Florida and Michigan”

  1. Just wanted to say HI. I found your blog a few days ago on Technorati and have been reading it over the past few days.

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