Good news, possibly true

Ambinder says Obama has about three dozen superdelegates ready to announce next week.

Marc Ambinder reports that the Obama campaign has “as many as three dozen” superdelegates ready to announce after the June 3 primaries.

The campaign is determined that Obama not end the first week in June without securing the support of delegates numbering 2026 &#8212 or 2210, as the case may be.

So far, the Obama folks haven’t been doing much number-spinning. So I’m inclined to believe this.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: