Below, I'll offer a projection of the current "mood" of uncommitted superdelegates. The number of such delegates has fallen from 263 to 262 today with Senator Bob Casey's endorsement of Barack Obama. At this point such endorsements actually benefit Obama doubly. First, he gets another delegate and second, reducing the pool of uncommitteds lessens the ability of Hillary Clinton to close the pledge delegate gap via superdelegates.
If Hillary Clinton's strategy is to take the nomination fight to the convention, DNC Chairman Howard Dean appears to be blocking that path. By blocking Clinton's convention strategy and telling the candidates to "calm down" the rhetoric, Dean is effectively tipping his hand over where his vote will go. The same is true for Senator Harry Reid who has predicted a relatively "easy" and quick end to the campaign. Can't see an easy path for Clinton so he must be talking about Obama. I've moved those two to "leaning Obama" in the uncommitted superdelegate projection I wrote about Wednesday. Thanks to readers who did some Googling and found other clues I have made a few other updates as well. Overall, the current projection for the remaining 262 uncommitted superdelegates is:
If you want to help us find more clues, go to my original projection and look up some delegates who haven't been mentioned there. But add any new clues you find to this most recent diary and I'll update the spreadsheet accordingly. Next week I'll publish the whole spreadsheet (if I can figure out how to do that).