Sunday’s NY Times: “If things continue to go as well for Mr. Obama this week as they have so far this month, with a romp in North Carolina, a strong showing in Indiana and daily growth in his support among party superdelegates, he could actually end up with enough pledged delegates to proclaim, without fear of contradiction, that he is now the Democratic nominee for president.”
Clinton strategist Howard Wolfson responds: “There is no standard under which Senator Obama will have secured the nomination on Tuesday night.”
Jeralyn notes in the response to the NY Times piece:
Just wanted to add that the Democratic nomination is not Obama’s to claim until one of two things happens: Either Hillary withdraws from the race or all the delegate votes, pledged, unpledged and superdelegate, are counted at the convention.
Seems as though Barack Obama is jumping ahead of the process… Doesn’t it.