Barack Obama is two delegates closer to his inevitable nomination, having secured support from Alaskan superdelegates Blake Johnson and Cindy Spanyers! Obama now needs only 109 more delegates to reach the magical 2025 needed to nail the nomination. Johnson and Spanyers cited the following reasons supporting their declaration of support.
“Senator Obama is committed to Alaskans and establishing important ties to the state. He recognizes Alaska’s role in our future in energy and is sensitive to the challenges we face due to high-energy costs across the state, from Juneau to Fairbanks and across rural Alaska.
Alaskans responded overwhelmingly to his campaign in February, coming out in droves in sub-zero weather. His candidacy captured the imagination of thousands of new voters, including Republicans and non-partisans who responded to his message of change. Senator Obama will work to end the war in Iraq; provide affordable health care to all Americans; and strengthen our economy by creating good paying jobs.”
Not entirely surprising considering the stunning 75% of caucus-goers who turned out for Obama. For those of you keeping score at home, Johnson and Spanyers are the 303rd and 304th superdelegate to declare for Obama. Anticipate the flood of superdelegates to continue after tomorrow’s primaries in Kentucky and Oregon.