Obama Aide: We're Moving On to General Election States

Superdelegate rush to Dem's camp predicted
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2008 9:58 AM CDT
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(Newser) – On the flight home from his North Carolina victory last night, Barack Obama’s top adviser signaled that the next phase of the race has begun: “I don’t think we are going to spend our time solely in primary states.” Confirming a reporter’s interpretation that the candidate would be moving on to general-election territory, he added, “We are not going to take anything for granted. But we are also going to spend time addressing broader issues.”

Meanwhile, George Stephanopolous says he has word that “more superdelegates will come out today for Barack Obama," Time adds. The former Bill Clinton aide predicted: “They will come three, four, five at a time, and this nomination will be locked up.”