It will come down to the various committees that are seated to decide. I think the credentialing committee has final say. It has nothing to do with Clinton. She is simply advocating that they be seated, so are a lot of people. Unless they sit on the committee they have no say so.
Are the only people Obama really fires up college kids, weathy liberal elites, and African Americans?
That isn't enough to win.
If he wins the nomination is this it? John Kerry relied on the youth vote, had the best campus outreach ever, and got more younger votes than anyone ever. He still lost by 2.5%.
I think there are many issues that will hold Obama back from winning the votes he needs from working class white voters, latinos, and older voters.
I think this is why Obama struggles in the large primary states. I think we see a pattern of him doing much better in smaller states, especially those that caucus, because the liberal activists dominate, and often times that activism is centered around large university populations.
I have never said he won't win blue states because of problems with latinos. I suspect he would carry NY and CA the two blue states where the latino vote is huge.
I do think he has some problems that make certain states tough for him.
His weakness among latinos won't help him flip the states like CO and NV and NM that we have been after for a while. Obama has said and done enough already to make FL a loser for him. Some working class whites in PA and OH may do what they did under Reagan, and vote Republican.
My point about California or Massachusetts is simply that a) he is a Democratic candidate and that b) if he was some sort of "wave" candidage he'd carry these two primaries, especially given his advantages.
The Republicans did just what our rules suggest. They cut the MI and FL delegates in half and said play on. No fights squabble, nothing. They held their elections and all parties seem happy at least outwardly.
Instead the DNC has engineered maddess that would leave one key blue states that is just Republican enough not to be taken for granted, and the key swing state, pissed off and on the sidelines, and threatens to damage party unity.