This year, neither one of the democratic candidates will be able to secure their nominations before the convention. Both democratic candidates, Hilary Clinton, the United States senator from New York and former first lady, and Barack Obama, past senator of Illinois are in a dead heat till the finish. Currently, contests are closely divided in the hunt for the 2,025 delegates needed for the nomination with so far: 1,262 for Obama and 1,213 for Clinton. Meanwhile, after all things are taken into consideration, the question is who will end up coming out on top. Barack Obama, who appeared to be the underdog from the beginning has proved many wrong and he is the one who will take it all the way, continuing to mesmerize voters from coast to coast with his oratorical expertise.
A larger number of delegates and a greater momentum are the characteristics of the winning candidate. In the bigger game of delegates, they are both neck and neck with Obama slightly ahead. However, Barack has already sealed the deal on having greater momentum. Hilary’s campaign manager stepped down just last Sunday, possibly showing the needs of a tune-up and surely a weakness. This only goes to prove Barack Obama’s campaign is running better and much more smoothly, especially with Obama’s recent sweep taking control the past couple of weeks. Since the candidate with the greater amount of delegates and stronger momentum is most likely to end up winning, Barack Obama will end up being the democratic candidate for the presidential election of 2008.
Winning primaries and caucuses is how you earn nominations. Clinton has gone the past eight competitions without a win. Obama again won this week, adding the Potomac primaries in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia to his triumphs, forming a snowball of momentum seemingly which will carry him all the way till the end. The former first lady’s only chance is Ohio and Texas but if she doesn’t win that it will be much more difficult for her to get nomination. Barack Obama has been more successful with primaries and caucuses, especially the past few weeks and will more likely gain the most nominations, leading him to the victory of becoming the democratic candidate.
With Hilary Clinton being the wife of former president Bill Clinton, spouses have also become of interest to the election and may have a determining role. The spouse looked at as being more beneficial could make a difference in the end. Michelle Obama is seen as being more of a moral spouse and is a mother who understands the needs of people in bad situations. She’s also an intelligent graduate from both Princeton and Harvard Law. In Bill’s case, there are many different and conflicting outlooks about his judgment based on his term as president, particularly reflecting his morals regarding his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Michelle Obama also is a very positive influence in Barack’s campaign, pushing him and in some cases even being more firm. Without a past to be judged on and only the good attributes to be looked at, Michelle seems to appear more influential being the spouse of the president.
Barack Obama is the candidate most likely to be elected winner of the democratic party. His momentum and number of delegate votes are higher than Senator Hilary Clinton, both being huge factors in such a close race. Barack has also had more victories within the primaries and particularly in the past few weeks, has been dominating Clinton. Additionally, if one of the spouses were to be chosen as best suited for that status, Michelle Obama would pull out on top. Barack and Clinton both have their advantages and positive aspects, however Obama’s dominate and will lead him to claiming the victory.
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