Well it’s settled, Barack Obama has won the Presidential nomination for the Democratic party. Now its a race to the White House. Of course we can expect more distractions, PR spins and possibly more bashing from Clinton loyalists. But that’s ok, a new dawn is here and we’re one step closer to a hopeful and brighter future. Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can!
Here is video footage when MSNBC made the announcement and interrupted McCain’s long-winded purposeless speech:
Here’s wonderful analysis of McCain’s dreadful speech:
And now how a speech should be done by yours truly, Barack Obama:
I’m sure I wasn’t the only American citizen who wasn’t able to stomach the disaster that was the Democratic Debate on ABC last Wednesday night. Of all the debates that were held, this was by far the least informative and most slanted against the Democrats and particularly against Barack Obama. I felt like I was watching something out of the Fox News Network which always reports the least facts and the most opinions of Right-Wing Conservatives. Well it pleased me greatly to find the Fox Attacks website, which links all the bullet points from the “mainstream media” and how the original source is in fact Fox News; which claims to not be mainstream. Riddle me this, if you’re the network that is influencing what is supposed to be mainstream media, aren’t you then THE MAINSTREAM? Just something to think about. Here is a video clip that shows this link between all the media and the Fox News Network:
With the exception of MSNBC (which still shows Obama up 838 to Clinton’s 834), it seems that the other websites now have new delegate counts. The NY Times originally showed the Associated Press’ delegate count on their homepage and their own delegate count. Now, the Associated Press’ numbers are nowhere to be found and their own count has spiked. Yesterday, they had Obama beating Clinton 34 to 21. Today, however, Clinton is now winning, with two sets of numbers. Her Feb. 5th numbers are up 667 to Obama’s 583 but now, it seems, they’re also using Super Delegates which balloons her lead to 892 over 716.
CNN originally had Clinton up 818 to 730 but now that has changed to 823 over 741. In case you weren’t confused enough, here are some other sites I forgot to mention before. Yahoo’s political dashboard shows Clinton at 830 delegates and Obama at 820. Fox News shows Clinton ahead 1,024 to Obama’s 933. Finally, Real Clear Politics, shows Clinton in the lead 1,060 to 981. I’m sure there are more numbers out there, but I don’t have the energy or the patience to delve into more baffling results.
So why is there still discrepancy to the delegate counts? Well, according to MSNBC, “Different news organizations make different delegate calls at different points along the process” and “some estimate what the candidates will get after the lengthy counting process has played itself out.”
However, the NY Times claim they use officially pledged numbers. If this is the case, how are their numbers higher than MSNBC, CNN and Yahoo? It made more sense yesterday when their numbers were drastically smaller. It doesn’t make sense that the other sites would keep official counts out of their estimated totals.
What is the lesson to all this? For me, it’s to vote for the person that best represents your cause and just be patient until the official candidate is delared at their respective Conventions.