I was kind of depressed last night, since I'd hoped that Obama would win decisively in Ohio and Texas. But perusing the new delegate totals on Obama's web site, I'm feeling better.
it looks like Clinton will pick up four after all of her "We're back!" hullabaloo.
Big deal. Obama is still 156 pledged delegates ahead with 571 remaining to be chosen. So Clinton needs to win the final twelve races by about 64% - 36% to catch up to Obama.
And that isn't going to happen. She needs the not-so-super superdelegates to hand her the nomination, or have the Democratic Party rules bent so Michigan and Florida delegates are tossed her way.
That'd infuriate me.
Yesterday my spanking fresh voter registration card arrived in the mail with a DEM under "party." I became a Democrat to vote for Obama in the Oregon primary, but that card will be shredded in a flash if he ends up with more pledged delegates and not the nomination.
I can understand why. However, some dance practice last night pointed out to me why Obama and Clinton could be a good match.
Laurel and I have different dancing strengths. She's much better at rhythm than I am. I'm better at remembering moves.
So often Laurel will say at a practice, "I've forgotten what we learned at our last lesson." I'll then show her the basic steps. She, though, usually has the feel of the dance down better than I do.
Thus we complement each other.
I lead the moves while trying to tune into her beat, because she has a better intuitive sense of rhythm than I do. Maybe someday my right and left dance brains will be equally competent, but they aren't now.
Similarly, Obama has the political beat down while Clinton is better at the policy steps. I don't know if they'd be willing to dance the presidency together. It'd sure be interesting to see them try.