Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Thank you, Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia for exercising your sacred right to vote today!

Barack Obama's total delegate count (including committed Super Delegates) has now exceeded Hillary Clinton's.

CNN is reporting the cummulative total delegate count (including super delegates) as of tonight: Obama = 1215; Clinton = 1190. *****UPDATE 2/13/08: Obama = 1253; Clinton = 1211, which includes the current committed super delegate revised count of Obama = 157; Clinton = 234. We need to watch this super delegate number. *****
I don't know if those counts include New Mexico, which is apparently in a state of suspended animation.

We are all hearing how the Super Delegates may be deciding our choice of presidential nominee if neither Obama nor Clinton has reached the magic number of 2,025 by the August convention date .

I've been trying to find a list of Super Delegates with contact information because I thought it might be nice if some of these delegates got direct feedback from the public in addition to the wineing and dineing they are currently receiving from the campaigns.

Here is a list of Super Delegates who have endorsed a candidate. It's in alphabetical order by state under the candidate they have endorsed.

Here is a list of Super Delegates who have NOT officially endorsed a candidate. The delegates are put into various catagories (like congressional representative or senator or governor). Within those catagories, the names are alphabetized by state. DNC members are also Super Delegates, mostly listed by state. Just to confuse you, DNC members-at-large, city mayors, state treasurers and others are listed alphabetically by their own name, with state affiliation noted. It's a mess, so look for your own state wherever it appears. There's even a catagory called "Democrats Abroad" with no state affiliation noted. Who are these people and why are their votes more valuable than mine?

I'm not jazzed about either of these lists because not many delegates are linked with contact information. Assuming you recognize unlinked names listed for your own state, you could probably find online contact information & let them know how you feel. The delegates who are publically elected officials should not mind contact from the public. The delegates who are unelected DNC members are another kettle of fish who may need to be fried if they attempt to subvert the will of the people.

I'll keep looking for a Super Delegate list with better contact info.

{click on the post title if you're in the mood for doo-wop: The Dells "Oh, What a Night"}


enigma4ever said...

wow...what a great post...( and I am stealing the photos - jus saying ;-)


D.K. Raed said...

Enigma: Thanks! I emailed you the poster art link. I want to put one of these on my front door.

pissed off patricia said...

Yesterday was such a sad day in my world but Obamas wins made things a little bit better.

I saw an interview on tv of a superdelegate. He was a 21 year old kid who had never voted in his life. WTF?

TomCat said...

DK, it was indeed a great night for Obama, and he is now the front runner.

I saw that too, PoP. Grrrr!

D.K. Raed said...

Nothing can take away your memories of Murphy, nothing! He was sweetheart doggie.

Those superdelegates in my state are getting a piece of my email mind today. So far, 2 have committed to Hillary, 1 to Obama & 2 are uncommitted. The uncommitteds are my local congressperson and the UT State DNC Chair. I'm trying to persuade them to follow my state's primary %'s, which Obama won.

It is always a good day/night for democracy to reflect the will of the people.

Anon-Paranoid said...

d.k. raed...

What did you mean by "I don't know if those counts include New Mexico, which is apparently in a state of suspended animation."

Also it was amazing the number of those who came out to vote and give Barack a two to one ratio.

God Bless.

Fran said...

This is great news- in part because i think Obama will restore constitutional law, and has more working knowledge of diplomacy & how other government systems work (as a political science major).But there is also a part of me that has really resented the press telling us who is the winner & front runner, in part based on who had the most money, and running the bogus "Hillary is experienced" misinformation (as a wife of a politician, not actual time logged as a politician in charge.
I'm tired of sheep and putting up with the rotten to the core status quo. MSM was telling us how it was going to be (trying t effect the outcome??) rather than reporting the news as it happens.
So this is a ray of hope-- sorry MSM, We the people have a different story to tell.
We have seen what happens with entrenched dynasties, and we don't like what we see.

MSM can take their demographic pie chart , pundit predictions & put em' where the sun don;t shine.

There, I feel better now.

Fran said...

Thanks for posting the Superdelegate info.
I'm sending Guido....

D.K. Raed said...

Heavens, I certainly didn't mean New Mexicans are in a state of suspended animation! I only meant the "official" count of NM is an ongoing thing, last I heard. The CNN site I linked showed the delegate spread for NM, but did not award either candidate the winning check-mark YET. So I was unsure if their total delegate count even included NM.

I do feel last night was a turning point, the first time O has sprinted ahead in total delegate count. And I have to say, it felt GRRREAT! We the people will not have stale bread shoved down our throats and be told it is fresh-baked buttery biscuits. We want change, and we have the power! You can rant here anytime -- LOL, piecharts and predictions being shoved into an unsunny locale (maybe it's the same place Cheney spends his undisclosed time in)!

ps, does Guido have any friends here in the SW? or wait, maybe I've misinterpretted, maybe Guido is the name of a superdelegate from your state? and btw, were you able to tell if you were properly awarded your "bonus delegates" for waiting until May to primary?

Anon-Paranoid said...

Thanks d.k.

Now I'm off to bed.

Good night and ...

God Bless.

Fran said...

DK- You got it right the first time "Guido" is the imaginary strong arm guy who would be sent to rough up the so called Super Delegates so they don't blow the election we the people vote for. A local newspaper article said lots of them are getting calls, getting lobbied by either camp. One was called by Bill Clinton himself. Yes Oregon does have bonus delegate points for keeping it's primary in May. At first I thought that would be a mootpoint, but now wonder if the race is so tight, it might be more interesting? Time will tell.