AP declara a vitória de Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates, ending a grueling marathon to become the first black candidate ever to lead his party into a fall campaign for the White House.
Enquanto isso, a MSNBC está noticiando que a Clinton disse que está “aberta para discutir a hipótese de ser a vice-presidente”. Um contraponto do Ben Smith, que claramente apoia a Clinton, na politico.com:
Not to be a stickler here, but that’s not how this has been working, either in our count or in in the Obama campaign’s. The commitments that matter are the ones that are public. So the story is trivial: I think you could probably get virtually all of the superdelegates at this point to privately acknowledge that they’ll vote for Obama at the convention.
So as far as the (academic) matter of deciding when exactly Obama gets the majority, I’m going to stick with named supporters. Our count, and the Obama campaign’s, leave him about 30 shy.
Dizem que a Hillary pode admitir a derrota hoje de noite, depois da primária em South Dakota e Montana. E também dizem que não. O NYT explica.