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Ok, Maybe Superdelegates Aren’t Worried About Wright

Just when I thought the Wright controversy was affecting superdelegates thoughts on Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), I find out that Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) plans

Jul 31, 2020
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Just when I thought the Wright controversy was affecting superdelegates thoughts on Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), I find out that Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) plans to endorseObama today.
By MSNBC’s tally, Obama now has 245 superdelegates and Clinton has 266. MSNBC also notes that since the Pennsylvania primary, Obama has picked up eight superdelegates and Clinton has gathered just four.
Braley was a staunch supporter of former Sen. John Edwards’ (D-N.C.) campaign and had remained neutral since Edwards dropped out. His support is a boost to Obama, who needs to show superdelegates still favor him following the Wright fallout yesterday.
*Update: *The Politico reportstoday that many uncommitteds in Congress are already backing Obama but are waiting for the right time to announce their support. Here’s the key source:
‘The majority of superdelegates I’ve talked to are committed, but it is a matter of timing,’ said Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). ‘They’re just preferring to make their decision public after the primaries are over. … They would like someone else to act for them before they talk about it in the cold light of day.’
Could the timing ever be better than now? If a slew of superdelegates announced their Obama support today or tomorrow, wouldn’t it squash the Wright story and any doubts among Democrats that Obama is vulnerable?
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