Holy Sweet Flippin’ [insert your deity of choice here], stop the parsing!

The AP reports that Obama already has enough delegates to clinch the nomination; and before voting ends tonight, CNN (currently) says that Obama has 2088 delegates and 30 more needed to clinch, and the Obama campaign itself (currently) says that it needs 29 more to clinch.  But is that enough for reality-alluding Clintonistas like Talk Left’s Jeralyn Merritt?  No!  Of course not. 

Breaking: Obama is Not the Official Nominee

The AP, which still has egg on its face from this morning’s false report that Hillary would concede to Obama, does it again.

The AP is sending out a breaking news report, complete with post-mortem analysis, that Obama has reached the magic number and is officially the nominee.

Votes are cast at the convention in August. Superdelegates can change their mind any time before then. If this went to an open convention, even pledged delegates would be released from their pledge after the first vote.

This does not mean it’s going to the convention. It means that until one candidate drops out, there can be no winner because the number of delegates that candidate has can change any time until the convention.

So by Jeralyn’s logic, it’s also unfair for the media to report that John McCain has clinched the Republican nomination for President since all of his delegates could feasibly vote for, I dunno, Ron Paul, right?  Hey mainstream media!  Stop reporting that the GOP has a nominee until their convention!  You’re being unfair to everyone else running!

Sweet Jesus…

What does Obama have to do to convince these pigheaded Clintonistas that he won the nomination?  Oh, and Jeralyn, claiming that Hillary has received the most popular vote for any primary candidate in history while ignoring the caucus voters, as well as refusing to recognize the fact that the Michigan primary was a clusterfuck in which Obama received no votes, would be shockingly disingenuous if anything you people said shocked me anymore.  For those reasons alone, the popular vote is suspect enough to not be used as a factor for nomination.  At best, it’s 50/50.  At worst for you, were Michigan a contested primary, it would be 52% Obama / 48% Hillary.  That’s the truth and you know it. 

For all intents and purposes, and by any legal way imaginable, Obama either has the delegates now to clinch the nomination or will have them by the end of tonight.  Obama has won the Democratic nomination for President.  Hillary lost.  Anyone trying to say otherwise risks dividing the party and handing the presidency over to John McCain.

It’s about time the Clintonistas recognized reality and actually helped a progressive cause for once. 

 

One Response to “Holy Sweet Flippin’ [insert your deity of choice here], stop the parsing!”

  1. Mark says:

    “So by Jeralyn’s logic, it’s also unfair for the media to report that John McCain has clinched the Republican nomination for President since all of his delegates could feasibly vote for, I dunno, Ron Paul, right? ”
    Actually, it’s funny you should mention this, since this is exactly what the remaining Ron Paul die-hards think is going to happen. Of course, everyone regards those Ron Paul die hards as completely obsessed lunatics who live in a fantasy world. Why the same doesn’t apply to Jeralyn is beyond me.

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