Countering Tom Daschle's "50-state plan" for an Obama victory, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell tells NBC's Tim Russert that Senator Clinton is the candidate that can bring in the electoral votes needed to put a Democrat in the White House in 2009, based on the states the two have already won in the primaries.
Clinton has won the most support using the electoral college as a guide, says Rendell, with Clinton garnering about 260 electoral votes' worth of state victories, versus Obama's roughly 190.
Clinton is strongest in the four states Democrats "must win;" Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and Michigan; in order to win the presidency, says Rendell. Senator Clinton has taken three of those states, with Pennsylvania, he predicts, to follow.
"Look," continues the Governor, "it's great that Barack Obama's doing wonderfully well in Wyoming, and Utah, and places like that, but there's no chance we're going to carry those states."
Monday, March 10, 2008
Reality check: Who will gain enough electoral votes to win back the White House?
According to Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (a Clinton supporter), it's Clinton: