By Philip Fernando in Los Angeles
Sen. Barack Obama The Potomac primaries are over and Barrack Obama and John McCain won them all. After the first 26 contests Obama and Clinton remained neck-and-neck in the pledged delegate count. But by winning the next eight--Washington State, Nebraska, Maine, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Louisiana, District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland (3 Potomac states), Obama has taken the lead of the pledged delegates for good. To be the of the party either Barrack Obama or Hillary Clinton needs to capture 2,025 delegate votes. So far Obama has 1195 delegates and Clinton 1178. Next round of primaries from March 19th to April 8tth will be decisive for both, when Wisconsin, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont and Obama’s birth state, Hawaii select delegates.