February 4, 2004
Read about it here.Here are some stats:
Posted by charr at 8:47 AM
- Kerry won Missouri, Arizona, North Dakota, New Mexico and Delaware, with
65 nearly 200 pledged delegates.
- Edwards won S. Carolina, and has
nearly 200 43 pledged delegates.
- Clark won Oklahoma, and has 5 pledged delegates.
- Dean didn't win anything, but still has the second most delegates (around 120 I think).
- Lieberman dropped out.
- Sharpton didn't win any states, but does have one pledged delegate.
Interesting. Even though Dean hasn't won a state, he's still in the running at this point. Strange that the media hasn't picked up on that.Edwards' lead in delegates is a surprise.I'm sorry to see Lieberman drop out. He was the most sensible of the candidates.
I heard last night on NPR that Dean didn't think he had a good change in the recent primaries and decided to skip them entirely and focus on states he feels he can win. Apparently the cash isn't flowing as freely either.In the article you linked, I found a frightening quote: "I don't care who wins" the Democratic primary, said Judy Donovan of Tucson, Ariz. "I'd get my dog to run. I'm not kidding. I would get Mickey Mouse in there. Anybody but Bush."Say what you will about Bush, but if people honestly think that anyone would be better than him, I'm scared. Vote for candidates based on their merits, not based on who they aren't.
...he had a good chance, not change.
Actually, in the article, it mentions that Dean is close to dropping out. He's out of money. He raised and spent nearly $42m in the last 6 months or so. He didn't have enough money to advertise in these past seven states. He may not last long.Oh and Jan, You pointed out a misprint. Edwards is 3rd in delegates. I had it right at first, then made a change, but instead of changing Kerry, I changed Edwards. Oops. I've been doing a lot of that lately. I should get a new brain or something.
Ah. That makes more sense then. I wondered why the media wasn't jumping all over Edwards instead of Kerry.