The Delegates Game

While we essentially wait ... MoJo's blog has some interesting data on the strange delegate process in both parties. Among the Dems:

Districts which, through the quirks of state party rules, have five delegates will give three to the winner and two to the loser in even a 51/49 split of the popular vote.

Among the Republicans, the rules

put Romney at a severe disadvantage, primarily because Mike Huckabee is expected to contend strongly in the South. If Romney takes a close second to McCain in New York and New Jersey and takes a close second to Huckabee in Missouri and West Virginia, he will get zero delegates. Under the Democratic rules, he'd still be very much in the game.

And it reflects on the core traits of the parties: stupidly fair and aggressively macho.