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Sunday, March 30, 2008

New Results From Texas County Conventions

The Field:

When all is counted, Obama should be up by 500 delegates or more, meaning probably 9+ delegates, maybe 11+, confirming him as the clear winner of Texas overall.

And there’s still the chance for slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip: All these 7,000-plus delegates have to haul ass to Austin on June 6 for the state convention. We saw a lot of absenteeism yesterday in home regions. Getting to Austin from Lubbuck or El Paso or Texarkana is a major expense. With the Clinton campaign virtually broke, and likely even more so in June, it probably won’t be able to afford to pay for the gas and other expenses for so many people, whereas the Obama campaign, being flush to the tune of tens of millions of dollars, will probably do what is necessary to get its delegates there: that will be three days after the final primaries across the nation. Which campaign do you think can pick up a few more delegates simply by turning out its troops to the convention?

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