Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Tuesday, 10.21.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5
 6  7  8  9  10  11  12
 13  14  15  16  17  18  19
 20  21  22  23  24  25  26
 27  28  29  30
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Apr 04,2008
Obama erasing Clinton's superdelegate lead
by UPI

LOS ANGELES -- Some superdelegates are leaving Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., in favor of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., whose arguments are "more persuasive," a pollster says.

Clinton, already trailing Obama in the total popular vote and in money, is trying to keep her edge in the number of superdelegates who support her, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. Superdelegates do not have to follow a state's primary results.

But Obama is attracting superdelegates because "his arguments are more persuasive," said Mark Mellman, an unaffiliated Democratic pollster.

"(Clinton) obviously hopes that's going to change," Mellman said. "But for now, his arguments are being more persuasive with those superdelegates."

Aides said they would prefer that superdelegates consider broad criteria, such as electability, rather than a state's popular vote when considering whether to support Clinton or Obama.

But that strategy may not be working.

U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., a Clinton supporter, has committed to backing the candidate with the bigger share of the popular vote.

While pledging to remain a Clinton supporter, Woolsey said, "I will cast my vote at the convention for the candidate that is chosen not through back-room deals, but by the votes of the American public."

Copyright © 2008, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

595 times read

Related news
Superdelegates moving toward Obama by UPI posted on Feb 29,2008


Superdelegates may decide nominee by UPI posted on Mar 10,2008

Superdelegates' backing could come fast by UPI posted on Jun 03,2008

Backlash could affect superdelegates by UPI posted on Mar 17,2008

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 8 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?