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Funny Math, Part I, The Obama-Clinton Story

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Obama has 1,491 pledged delegates.  Clinton has 1,332 pledged delegates.  There remain 408 delegates to be pledged, plus 19 that have been pledged to Edwards.  Clinton would need to win by a gap of 39 percent to catch up to Obama - not the "huge win" of 9 percent that she had in Pennsylvania. 

These numbers are based on leaving out Florida and Michigan, which are being left out.

These numbers do not include Super Delegates.

But these are the indisputable numbers of delegates assigned to candidates by actual voters and caucus-goers.

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Clinton cannot win. Period. She can only hope for an anti-democratic coup by Super Delegates that would destroy the Democratic Party.

So, why did we see "Clinton Wins" headlines all over the nation following her pick-up of 20 delegates in Pennsylvania?

When has any other candidate been kept on life-support by media corporations in this way? Hasn't the standard for dropping out always been - for every other candidate - the impossibility of winning, not actually having lost?

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What can Clinton hope to gain from staying in other than hurting Obama's chances in order to avoid his running as an incumbent in 4 years?

And why is it so difficult for people to think for themselves and let the media and the Super Delegates and the Democratic Party know that WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH?

Don't believe me? Don't know how to do addition? Don't own a calculator? Here's a video of Chris Matthews admitting the media's role in this farce:

 

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