My Local NM Superdelegate Steadfast for Clinton, Udall Silent; Breakdown on NM Count

I woke up to some good news today as the paper reported that my local superdelegate, Mary Gail Gwaltney, is sticking with Clinton for as long as the latter stays in the race.

Gwaltney states that:

… her support for Clinton is steadfast. She said she thinks the race, if it comes down to superdelegates’ votes, should be decided in Denver at the party’s national convention in August. She noted the superdelegate endorsements aren’t set in stone until then.

“Anybody can change,” she said. “I can change.”

She is also quoted as saying that Clinton has the “stamina and the will” needed as a leader.

I’m so glad Gwaltney mentioned these qualities, because Obama, while he might have the will, doesn’t look particularly strong when it comes to stamina. As long as things are going his way, he’s bright as a penny, but it’s horror show time if he has to confront serious questions or has to debate. He also mispeaks about where lakes are and the number of states in the union, which doesn’t give me much confidence in his ability to actually do the job of President. But, of course, he will have advisers, just like Bush has had advisers…

The story also details the total number of delegates that Obama and Clinton have:

Obama gained endorsements from 21 superdelegates since Tuesday, adding his count to 276, according to The Associated Press. Meanwhile, Clinton picked up two superdelegates, leaving her with 271.5.

I’m not sure how you get .5 delegates, but whatever. What strikes me that while the shrieking and demands for Clinton to get out of the race grow louder, she’s only 4.5 superdelegates behind Obama.

The story also reports that out of a total of 12 superdelegates from NM, Clinton has the support of 6, while Obama has 4. (There are also 36 “regular” delegates from NM.) Obama’s 4 include the big poohbah Bill Richardson, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, Fred Harris (former DNC chair, and Brian Col n, the state party chairman. Another supporter is an “add-on superdelegate” appointed by Col n. She is Laurie Weahkee, a Native American woman; she issued the following syrupy statement:

Obama has proven that he can campaign in a difficult environment and still inspire thousands of new voices to take part in the democratic process. As a Native American woman, I’m proud to support Obama, and I ask all of us to now join together and start building the movement for victory in November.”

If she thinks this has been a “difficult environment” what about what comes down if he is the nominee? Are these people on the planet??? Has any candidate ever been so enabled and coddled by this party??

Meanwhile, one super remains silent…Rep. Tom Udall, who is uncommitted and “too busy” to make a decision as he runs for the U.S. Senate. It’s interesting that Udall is holding back since he is deemed a strong “progressive.” Maybe he can tell that Obama is blowing a lot of smoke. Good for Udall for not committing!!