For all the crowing about Senator Clinton’s “BIG Wins” Tuesday, one simple problem remains. MATH!Ã‚Â The numbers simply do not add up in a way that is reasonable to concieve.Ã‚Â
While in politics, sometimes anything is possible, it’s looking more and more unlikely that her “Comeback” will lead to the nomination.
Jonathan Alter over at Newsweek has some revealing commentary on the issue that It think is worth considering.
Tuesday’s big wins? The delegate calculus just got worse.
Mar 5, 2008 | Updated: 6:48Ã‚Â p.m. ET Mar 5, 2008
To beat Barack Obama among pledged delegates, Clinton now needs even bigger margins in the 12 remaining primaries than she needed when I ran the numbers on MondayÃ¢â‚¬â€an average of 23 points, which is more than double what she received in Ohio.
Superdelegates won’t help Clinton if she cannot erase Obama’s lead among pledged delegates, which now stands at roughly 134. Caucus results from Texas aren’t complete, but Clinton will probably net about 10 delegates out of March 4. That’s 10 down, 134 to go. Good luck. READ MORE.