Monday, July 14, 2008

It won't be over until Denver

CQ Politics reported She may have given up,
What makes you think she has given up?
but a few of Hillary Rodham Clinton ’s people haven’t. The senator from New York is said to be negotiating a respectful presence followed by a graceful exit from next month’s Democratic convention, and last week the party announced that Barack Obama would formally accept the party’s nomination in the stadium built for the Denver Broncos.
If Hillary is elected rather than him, will she use the stadium, or force the TV networks to change plans again and stay at the Convention site.
But there are Clinton supporters clinging to the hope that if her name is placed in nomination and the roll call of the states is conducted, she might — might — still win.
The more people learn about Obama the more likely it will be.
Heidi Li Feldman, a Georgetown University law professor, insists there’s still “no way of predicting” the outcome should there be a fair vote.
A fair vote? At a Democratic convention?
That’s because Obama has not secured enough pledged delegates to ensure the magic number of 2,118 needed to claim victory; the Illinois senator has gone past that benchmark only with the pledges of about 390 superdelegates — and they can change their minds at any time up to the moment they cast their ballots.

Ed Morrissey blogged At least it would guarantee network coverage, now at risk thanks to the DNCC’s last-minute change for the final night’s festivities. A floor vote would make Denver much more interesting — perhaps more interesting than the DNC would like. And if the unthinkable happens and Hillary wins the nomination on the floor vote, the meltdown that would follow would ensure wall-to-wall coverage.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't think Hillary will "bump" Obama off the floor. However, anything can happen, because we know that there are always surprises...ANON