Thu Mar 13, 2008
Let's count the ways that Obama is winning:
1.) Pledged Delegates: (Using AP's numbers, with Obama's count in parenthesis)
Obama: 1,390 (1,411)
Clinton: 1,248 (1,250)
2.) Popular vote: I updated this post with results from Mississippi. I took out the Texas caucuses just to give this the best pro-Clinton spin possible, though I still think the caucuses are a separate contest and need to be accounted for. (Obama ended up winning Mississippi by over 100,000 votes.)
3.) Primaries Won: There are 37 total primary contests. All Obama has to do is win three more and he notches the lead in these contests. He can do that easily with just three out of Montana, South Dakota, Oregon, Indiana, and North Carolina.
4.) Caucuses Won
5.) Overall contests Won: It's a 2-1 Obama advantage (includes territories and Democrats Abroad).
6.) Red and Blue States Won (including DC, not including territories or Democrats Abroad):
Obama: 16 Red, 11 Blue
Clinton: 8 Red, 6 Blue
8.) Money Raised (through February)
Obama: $168 million
Clinton: $140 million