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Or Maybe We Could Count Jellybeans

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I’ve been remiss in not linking to this thrilling article in which Evan “he’s the future of the Democratic Party and he always will be” Bayh explains that superdelegates should consider ignoring Barack Obama’s lead in elected delegates and the popular vote, and instead focus on the fact that Hillary Clinton would we winning if primaries were governed by the electoral college.

I believe that by the Duhem-Quine thesis there are actually an infinite number of arbitrary criteria we could devise to prove that our preferred candidate is “really” winning. For example, Obama’s leads in delegates and votes are relatively narrow, but I bet that if we counted by mass his disproportionately male base of support would have a much larger edge.

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