Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina are races that help establish momentum tempered by regional realities. Iowa has given a big boost to Obama — and his advocates are swooning and those on the fence are impressed.
But the delegate race has a long way to go.
A candidate in the Democratic race needs 2,025 delegates — and because of the lead Hillary Clinton has in securing “superdelegates“, she’s still first in the overall delegate allotment so far — but this could quickly change if Obama keeps nailing victories.
As reported in the International Herald Tribune, an AP analysis of Iowa results showed that Obama got 16 delegates on January 3rd in Iowa; Hillary 15; and Edwards 14.
In overall delegates now, Hillary Clinton has 175; Obama has 75; and Edwards 46.
Just a snap shot of numbers.
— Steve Clemons