Following the Puerto Rico victory, Hillary Clinton is now continuing her policy of targeting and winning over uncommitted superdelegates. However, in a marked changed, Clinton is now targeting Obama superdelegates to changing their minds and consider supporting her candidacy instead.
Story from Yahoo News:
RAPID CITY, S.D. – As Barack Obama turns to concentrate on his general election challenge, his rival Hillary Rodham Clinton is mounting a last ditch campaign to stay relevant in what is left of the Democratic presidential contest.
The former first lady enters this week with an insurgent strategy not only to win over undecided superdelegates but to peel away Obama’s support from those party leaders and elected officials who already have committed to back him for the nomination.
“One thing about superdelegates is that they can change their minds,” she told reporters aboard her campaign plane Sunday night.
Obama displays no signs of worry, pivoting toward his new contest with Republican John McCain and responding to Clinton with a shrug. And some of Clinton’s own backers are saying the time is near for her to fall in behind him.
Obama, campaigning in Mitchell, S.D., confidently predicted Clinton “is going to be a great asset when we go into November.”
“Whatever differences Senator Clinton and I may have, those differences pale in comparison to the other side,” he said.
South Dakota and Montana, which hold primaries on Tuesday, are the last Democratic nominating contests. Obama is favored in both states and he goes into them with 2,073 delegates, 45 away from the number now needed to secure the nomination. Clinton has 1,915.5 delegates.
This doesn’t sound too concrete, at least to me. Sounds like rhetoric without much behind it. I highly doubt she will make any inroads in persuading Obama’s committed superdelegates to change sides. She may still have a chance with the uncommitted superdelegates, however, their numbers are dwindling as well.