Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Political Link Bait

"In a country of 300 million people, there is a certain degree of audacity required for anybody to say, 'I'm the best person to lead this country.'" ~ Barack Obama, The junior U.S. Senator from Illinois and leading candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.
I love politics.

It's comedy, tragedy, drama and sport, all rolled into one big buffet served on cable news and in the blogshere. What's not to like... besides the candidates. (sic)

Tonight Hillary Clinton may be poised for a big night with wins in Ohio and Texas or at least her campaign is spinning it that way. Her aides say this will be the beginning of her comeback against Barack Obama.

There's only one problem with this analysis... the numbers don't ad up. She doesn't have the delegates to win the democratic nomination even with victories tonight.

How do I know?

Slate.com has a Delegate Calculator that will tell you. It's a greatest piece of political link bait I've seen this year. A fun tool on their site that will bring in hundreds of thousands of visitors and more inbound links than you or I could ever image.

Check it out: Slate's Delegate Calculator

For you political junkies out there... the calculator does not incorporate superdelegates into its calculations. But hey... if you think you can produce better link bait - please do!

Your search ranking will be glad you did.