Friday, April 4, 2008

Rendell says Clinton victory in Pa. could help her clinch Democratic presidential nomination

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, who campaigned earlier in the twenty-four hours at John Wilkes University, takes Bill Clinton 1,626 to 1,486 in pledged delegates, with 189 at interest in the April 22 Keystone State primary. Even with ample triumphs in the eight primary elections that follow Pennsylvania, concluding with Puerto Anti-Racketeering Law on June 7, neither campaigner can attain the 2,024-delegate threshold required to clinch the nomination and the race volition likely be decided by superdelegates — A grouping of political party leadership and elected functionaries that will consist about one-fifth of the party’s vote delegates.Rendell, Clinton’s head protagonist and alternate in the state, said in an interview with The Citizens’ Voice that a Bill Bill Clinton triumph in Keystone State would demo the superdelegates she is capable of winning the states with the most electoral ballots — a critical factor in the Democrats’ full general election political campaign against the presumptive Republican campaigner Sen. Toilet McCain, R-Ariz.“It’s a small spot like a great Manna from Heaven that not only is the primary meaningful, but right now, it’s the whole ball of wax,” Rendell said, as he leaned against a steel roadblock that detached him from the dissipating crowd.“If Sen. Obama were to win, I believe it would be very difficult for Sen. Clinton to travel on,” Rendell said. “If she wins, I believe she acquires a enormous shot in the arm. She can travel to the superdelegates and say, ‘I’ve won Ohio, Texas, Florida, Michigan, New York, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Keystone State — all of the large states the Democrats have got to carry.’ And that’s A great argument.”Rendell said the focusing on Keystone State — with six hebdomads between the election and the last primary on March 11 inch Mississippi River primary — volition lend $15 million to $20 million to the state’s economy, “mostly in reporters’ barroom bills,” helium joked.Obama have won primary elections in 27 states. Bill Clinton have won in 13 states. Because of a difference with the Democratic National Committee over the programming of the primary elections in Wolverine State and Florida, no delegates have got been awarded in those states, despite Rendell putting them in Clinton’s column.“We elect by electoral votes, not by the figure of states you won,” Rendell said. “If she wins Keystone State by a solid majority, I believe she can do the lawsuit that she’s our strongest opportunity to win in the fall.”Clinton remained in the King’s secondary school for nearly a half-hour after the event, shaking hands, signing autographs and posing for pictures.Rendell seconded her earlier rejection of suggestions from political party leadership that she retreat from the race, comparing the drawn-out political campaign to a stopping point basketball game game at the start of the 4th quarter.“We’ve played 80 percentage of it,” Rendell said. “In A basketball game game, that’s 32 minutes. One side is ahead by two points and that side states ‘let’s phone call the game, we’re ahead by two points, we should be declared the winner.’ That’s 1 of the most unreasonable thoughts I’ve ever heard.”, 570-821-2061

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