Anyone Else Need a Break?

Not that I’ve written much substantively of late, but the Rumpusgoopus Weblog, as well as most of our country really, needs a break.  I could write post after post about how Clinton supporters should support Obama, but I don’t think they or anyone wants to hear much of that right now.  I’m certainly tired of the conversation, and, frankly, rather annoyed with the thought that people might voluntarily choose to vote against there own interests.  We all need a break.

As such, I will attempt to completely ignore politics for about a week.  I know I will probably fail in this goal within 10 minutes, but at least I’ll not post anything here for that same period.

On the plus side, any time I say I’m not going to do something on this blog, I almost always do the opposite.  So I might end up posting something substantive after all (which this blog has definitely been in need of).

Cheers,
Charlie

Obama’s Victory Speech in St. Paul, MN (Video)

Cheers,
Charlie

Obama ’08

Image from Startribune.com.

And a glass of Midleton Very Rare to toast the occassion.

Cheers,
Charlie

A Note on the Magic Number Updates on This Site (part 2)

I’ll be heading off to the Obama victory event in just a few minutes, and as such will not be updating the Magic Number until tomorrow (if there’s even a reason to do it tomorrow).  Until then, you can keep track of the number by going to http://demconwatch.blogspot.com/.  And there does appear to be a slew of supers on deck.

Update: 10 Edwards delegates are to be added to Obama’s count too, in addition to a number of supers.

Obama ’08!

Cheers,
Charlie

A Note on the Magic Number Updates on This Site

Because I will be attending Obama’s victory celebration tonight at the Xcel Center in St. Paul, beginning at about 4:00 p.m. CT or so the Magic Number on this site won’t update according to today’s results until tomorrow morning.

Of course, I pretty much expect it to reach zero by the end of the day.

Cheers,
Charlie

RBC Result for Michigan: 34.5-29.5 Delegate Split (69-59, 1/2 Vote Each)

Same link as before.  Again, this is quite unjust, and even moreso since Obama wasn’t even on the ballot.  Undoubtedly, many stayed home because of this.  In fact, given the number of “Uncommitted” votes, Obama had a strong chance to win if the contest were run fairly.  But again, it almost undoubtedly will not affect the outcome. 

It looks like Clinton will take the issue to the Credentials Committee, but hopefully a superdelegate flood post-June 3rd will stop that in its tracks.

The Magic Number appears to be at 64.  Obama has 2053 delegates with 2117 needed.

Cheers,
Charlie

Maybe Clinton Will Appeal After All

Looks like I might have spoken too soon when I said that the unanimous vote would likely quell any possibility of a Clinton appeal: “Harold Ickes said, ‘Mrs. Clinton has instructed me to reserve her rights to take this to the Credentials Committee.'”

And a comment from the DemConWatch I linked to in my last post, from Galois: “Michigan looks like a foregone conclusion 69-59 pledged, unpledged restored, but all have 1/2 votes. Ickes and Clinton aren’t happy, but Don Fowler is supporting it.”

CORRECTION: The vote on Florida was unanimous.  The Michigan split was 19-8.

Cheers,
Charlie