Barack Obama picked up the endorsements of two more superdelegates this morning: Donald Payne, a congressman from New Jersey who switched his endorsement from Clinton to Obama, and Peter DeFazio, an Oregon congressman who was previously uncommitted. With their endorsements, ABC News is now reporting that Obama has surpassed Hillary Clinton in the superdelegate count for the first time, 267-265. ABC is the only news organization currently showing Obama with a superdelegate lead, but even the most pessimistic estimates show him trailing by no more than 15 superdelegates, and he is gaining on Hillary in this category every day.
Expect the slow trickle of superdelegates to Obama to continue and pick up pace as the month progresses. Also expect to hear about an increasing number of Clinton superdelegates jumping ship and endorsing Obama. This will be over soon, and when it is we can finally begin to come together again and set our sights on the Republicans.