In case you missed the news, Barack Obama won the Nebraska and
Washington state caucuses Saturday as well as the Louisiana primary.
He also won in the Virgin Islands. Yesterday he increased his winning
streak to five in a row by sweeping the Maine caucuses 59% to 40%.
The polls show that he is likely to make this eight straight by
picking up wins in the Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. primaries
tomorrow. While the number of delegates involved is small, it gives
him increasing momentum going into the big states of Ohio and Texas
on March 4, now being called minisuper Tuesday. These are states
full of older blue collar workers, the core of Hillary Clinton's
base. If she pulls off sizeable victories there, she will be back
Clinton replaced her long-time campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle
yesterday. There is much speculation as to why, but as a general
rule, when things are going well and you are a happy camper, you
don't replace top staff. Clearly Clinton is concerned that the
bad news in February may diminish her hoped-for big wins March 4.
CNN is keeping track of the delegates for the
and for the
Note that other sources may differ because CNN is trying to count the PLEOs (Party Leaders and
Elected Officials) and other unpledged delegates.
When different reporters call a PLEO and hear "Well, I like Hillary,
but Barack has his charms too" they may score it differently.
Here is CNN's count: