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Obama needs about 30 delegates to clinch under deal being approved by DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee. UPDATE Ickes says Clinton reserves right to take fight to convention.

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WASHINGTON--Under the deal being voted on by the Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee on disputed Michgan and Florida delegates, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) will be about only 30 votes short of clinching the Democratic presidential nomination. UPDATE Harold Ickes, committee member and Clinton advisor said the deal is flawed and "is not a good way" to yield party unity towards the November election. In a dramatic moment at the meeting, Ickes just said, "Mrs. Clinton has instructed me to reserve the right to take this to the Credential Committee." That means Clinton is threatening to take this to the Denver Democratic convention in August.

Amidst talk of unity, the compromise means the nominee will need 2,118 delegates--up from 2,026. Obama campaign manager David Plouffe estimates that after voting is over Sunday in Puerto Rico--and Tuesday's primaries in South Dakota and Montana Obama will have a wrap. Plouffe projects that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) will need to win 90 percent of the delegates in the remaining contests to come close.

The DNC Rules and Bylaws deal--which the Clinton forces are expected to reject--comes after a day long meeting here. The compromise is "not insignificant," said Plouffe.

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Will Hillary appeal the decision and extend the Drama all the way to Denver?

Part of me wants her to continue making a fool of herself; the other part wants her to just go away!

Hillary, the Queen of Spin and a Legend in Her Own Mind!

http://klintons.com

I think the decision made was fair to all parties.

I sincerely hope that Hillary Clinton supporters will continue to display their surreal levels of hate and ignorance with comments and actions such as what we've witnessed over the past few days. Please, please keep it coming! You're doing our jobs for us!


By all means, keep reminding the Superdelegates what a polarizing and divisive politician Hillary Clinton is, and just how damaging to the Democratic party the Clintons and their uneducated, low-class, easily-manipulated racist supporters really are! The DNC ruling yesterday, combined with Obama's recent resignation from his church, and his repeatedly heated and public challenges to McCain all prove and point to the obvious -


OBAMA IS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S NOMINEE, THE CLINTONS HAVE WORN OUT THEIR WELCOME, THE PARTY IS NOW READY TO UNITE AND RALLY AROUND OBAMA, AND HE IS TYING OFF ALL LOOSE ENDS IN PREPARATION FOR BECOMING THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!


The writing is on the wall...


YES WE CAN!!!


YES WE WILL!!!


OBAMA '08!!!

I sincerely hope that Hillary Clinton supporters will continue to display their surreal levels of hate and ignorance with comments and actions such as what we've witnessed over the past few days. Please, please keep it coming! You're doing our jobs for us!


By all means, keep reminding the Superdelegates what a polarizing and divisive politician Hillary Clinton is, and just how damaging to the Democratic party the Clintons and their uneducated, low-class, easily-manipulated racist supporters really are! The DNC ruling yesterday, combined with Obama's recent resignation from his church, and his repeatedly heated and public challenges to McCain all prove and point to the obvious -


OBAMA IS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S NOMINEE, THE CLINTONS HAVE WORN OUT THEIR WELCOME, THE PARTY IS NOW READY TO UNITE AND RALLY AROUND OBAMA, AND HE IS TYING OFF ALL LOOSE ENDS IN PREPARATION FOR BECOMING THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!


The writing is on the wall...


YES WE CAN!!!


YES WE WILL!!!


OBAMA '08!!!

I think Senator Clinton is using this primary election to get some kind of high - What is she going to do after Tuesday, where is she going to get her fix. I hope she will relax and let life go on she is wearing every one down. I think she forgot how to count. If Puerto could have done it for her I would understand but she cannot catch up. Hillar please go HOME it is time for Bill to get back to reading his newspapers in his slippers and Chelsey to get on with her life.

HILLARY CLINTON FOR DOG CATCHER!
HAROLD ICKES FOR COURT JESTER!

BARACK OBAMA WILL WIN EVERY DEBATE WITH MCCAIN, MCCAIN WILL BE UP
THERE ALL BY HIMSELF DURING THE DEBATES, NO LIEBERMAN TO LEAN ON!

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