Superdelegate count a mystery

By MICHAEL CALDERONE posted on politico | 4/11/08 3:26 PM EST     When it comes to the Democratic superdelegates, the math is fairly simple. Unlike the complex and seemingly impenetrable formulas required to determine the number of pledged delegates won by Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the superdelegate breakdown is as straightforward a calculation as it gets.     It boils down to this: There are 794 elected officials and party leaders who make up the pool of superdelegates. Each either supports Clinton, Obama or is uncommitted at the moment.     Yet despite the simplicity of counting superdelegates, neither the campaigns nor the news organizations tracking them can agree on where the tally stands. The only point of agreement is that Clinton appears to hold a lead. Read moreSee related post.

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