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  •  If one candidate wins the most popular votes (0+ / 0-)

    and the other wins the most pledged delegates, the majority of voters want the nomination to go to the winner of the most popular votes.

    I wrote on this Sunday.

    If it went the other way, especially when Obama has won so many delegates from caucuses that disenfranchise so many voters, it would be undemocratic.

    Together, we will turn promises into action, words into solutions and hope into reality. Hillary Clinton for President

    by psychodrew on Mon Mar 10, 2008 at 06:19:05 PM PDT

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    •  Clinton is behind by 700K in pop vote (0+ / 0-)

      (when we count the caucuses IA, NV etc) and is trailing by 155 pledged delegates. Since Obama will win or do well in some of the remaining contests, even with PA, MI and FL, HRC would still need double digit wins in ALL of them and needs 7 million+ voter turn in those states combined. Even then they'd be nearly tied in popular vote.

      So, don't assume she will pull ahead in the popular vote. That's also a tall enough order for her.

      If Obama is ahead by 50-100 PDs and the popular vote is close, of course he should be the nominee by any justifiable reasoning.

    •  Enough with this nonsense about caucuses (0+ / 0-)

      Clinton had the opportunity to object to caucuses in 2007. I didn't hear her complaining about them, then. Frankly, I thought that the caucuses would go for her, since they're historically dominated by political insiders, who Clinton had a lot of support from. But then, a funny thing happened. Obama, the ultimate organizer, realized how caucuses work and realized that he could get big wins by getting more people to show up at caucuses. For whatever reason, Clinton chose not to do this, despite having the money to get tons of people to caucuses and educate them about the process, as Obama did. Why should we penalize Obama for understanding the rules and building grassroots support?

      And anyway, Obama has won more primaries than Clinton.

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