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« Wednesday Caption Contest: Part 130. | WILLisms.com | Wednesday Caption Contest: Part 131. »

Why John Edwards Should Stay In The Race To The Bitter End.

Exhibit A:
1852 Democratic National Convention.

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It took 49 ballots to nominate Franklin Pierce.

Pierce received absolutely no votes until the thirty-fifth ballot (15 from Virginia).

36th ballot: 30 votes (8 from Maine, 5 from New Hampshire, 15 from Virginia, 2 from Tennessee).

37th ballot: 29 votes (8 from Maine, 5 from New Hampshire, 15 from Virginia, 1 from Massachusetts).

38th ballot: 29 votes (8 from Maine, 5 from New Hampshire, 15 from Virginia, 1 from Massachusetts).

39th ballot: 29 votes (8 from Maine, 5 from New Hampshire, 15 from Virginia, 1 from Massachusetts).

40th ballot: 29 votes (8 from Maine, 5 from New Hampshire, 15 from Virginia, 1 from Massachusetts).

41st ballot: 29 votes (8 from Maine, 5 from New Hampshire, 15 from Virginia, 1 from Massachusetts).

42nd ballot: 29 votes (8 from Maine, 5 from New Hampshire, 15 from Virginia, 1 from Massachusetts).

43rd ballot: 29 votes (8 from Maine, 5 from New Hampshire, 15 from Virginia, 1 from Massachusetts).

44th ballot: 29 votes (8 from Maine, 5 from New Hampshire, 15 from Virginia, 1 from Massachusetts).

45th ballot: 29 votes (8 from Maine, 5 from New Hampshire, 15 from Virginia, 1 from Massachusetts).

46th ballot: 44 votes (8 from Maine, 5 from New Hampshire, 15 from Virginia, 1 from Massachusetts, 3 from Maryland, 12 from Kentucky).

47th ballot: 49 votes (8 from Maine, 5 from New Hampshire, 15 from Virginia, 4 from Massachusetts, 5 from Maryland, 12 from Kentucky).

48th ballot: 55 votes (8 from Maine, 5 from New Hampshire, 15 from Virginia, 6 from Massachusetts, 5 from Maryland, 12 from Kentucky, 4 from Rhode Island).

49th ballot: 283 votes (8 from Maine, 5 from New Hampshire, 5 from Vermont, 12 from Tennessee, 13 from Massachusetts, 5 from Maryland, 12 from Kentucky, 4 from Rhode Island, 6 from Connecticut, 35 from New York, 7 from New Jersey, 27 from Pennsylvania, 3 from Delaware, 15 from Virginia, 10 from North Carolina, 10 from Georgia, 9 from Alabama, 7 from Mississippi, 6 from Louisiana, 17 from Ohio, 13 from Indiana, 11 from Illinois, 9 from Missouri, 4 from Arkansas, 6 from Michigan, 3 from Florida, 4 from Texas, 4 from Iowa, 5 from Wisconsin, and 4 from California).

Brokered convention: could be possible. It's still within the realm of possibility (although, let's be serious, it's not all that likely) that a compromise candidate could emerge if the Hillary/Obama feud becomes entrenched.

Posted by Will Franklin · 27 January 2008 01:19 PM

Comments

"Brokered convention: could be possible."

I agree; no Republican, at this point can be considered a solid front-runner and Hillary's popularity is falling faster than a whore's drawer on Saturday night.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at January 27, 2008 01:27 PM

I believe you meant 1852.

Posted by: Adam Graham at January 27, 2008 02:47 PM

It's gonna be a heck of a ride, for both parties.

Posted by: Bigfoot at January 27, 2008 03:56 PM

1852, yeah... half marathon this morning is making me loopy.

Posted by: Will Franklin at January 27, 2008 04:44 PM

I am deeply concerned that if Republicans get to a brokered convention, McCain is gonna win it. Romney will have to win outright to get the nod. I don't think that he will get any support from anyplace that he doesn't flat out win.

Posted by: Justin B. at January 28, 2008 12:40 PM

If Edwards does not outright win some states during Super Tuesday he should quit, for otherwise to continue would be nothing but pure pompous arrogance. Opps, he is lawyer, never mind.

Posted by: ChrisR at January 29, 2008 10:47 AM

But Democrats divide their delegates rather than doing winner-take-all. So Edwards can hang in there with third place finishes.

Posted by: Will Franklin at January 29, 2008 11:13 AM

Looks like Edwards decided not to take your advice.

Posted by: Bigfoot at January 30, 2008 08:27 AM