Friday, February 15, 2008

Delegates are Dele-great!

Some charts from the New York Times presenting data from the Democratic primary battle. I'm not sure what conclusions, if any, can be drawn from the first chart, which shows that out of the states which Bush won in 2004 that have held their primary contests already, Obama's gained 96 delegates net over Clinton, while in Kerry states, Clinton netted 15 — too many other variables correlate with "red" vs. "blue" statehood.

The other two are informative, though; they show that superdelegates not deciding this race is about as likely as Huckabee's "miracle", and that this race would be just as close if the primaries were winner-takes-all, either by state or by congressional district.