"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


closure at last

Former president (and thus far uncommitted superdelegate) Jimmy Carter will endorse Obama tonight after the polls close in Montana and South Dakota. It's over, even if Hillary Clinton's campaign doesn't want to admit it. Obama already has seven supers who've committed to him today, including five from Michigan (who, granted, only count as half delegates given the compromise worked out over the weekend).

If McCain is smart, he'll announce his veep nominee tomorrow. I'm just sayin'.


Blogger haitianministries said...

Has anybody ever announced their veep before the party convention? Based on this year's wild speculation, you'd think it was customary to make that announcement shortly after securing the nomination. Then again, this year's election cycle has been so front loaded (with the first person declaring candidacy the DAY AFTER the 2006 general election) that perhaps McCain and Obama really will hold press conferences to announce their veep selections tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008 3:36:00 PM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Right - I'm assuming that he can't afford to wait until the convention to make a decision, especially given how far behind on fundraising McCain is. But for McCain, I think it's really a question of getting some of the news cycle to focus on him, especially before D.C. shuts down for the second half of the summer.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008 4:29:00 PM


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