From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Might this be the start of a potential flood. Water is under the door. The towels are down.
Obama's picked up six in the superdelegate count so far today. He got 3.5 of those between 11:15 a.m. and noon -- CA John A. Perez, MA John Olver, and three from Michigan -- Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Debbie Dingell, and Rick Wiener. (Keep in mind, those Michigan delegates count for half.) Dingell's husband, Rep. John Dingell, is a Clinton endorser.
We reported on 2.5 in First Thoughts -- Rep. Jim Clyburn, who came out officially for Obama on TODAY, as well as Michigan superdelegate Joyce Lalonde (half vote) and Missouri's Maria Chapelle-Nadal.
As far as those Edwards pledged delegates, the remaining two in Iowa will likely announce their choice today. They are working on the details of when, how and, possibly, if it will be packaged with superdelegates.
New Hampshire Edwards pledged delegate Sharon Norgren told First Read she's remaining uncommitted at least for the "next couple of days." When asked if she's leaning way or another, she said, "I don't want to discuss it."
COUNTDOWN TO THE NOMINATON:
The NBC NEWS Delegate Counts:
PLEDGED: Obama 1729 to 1625
SUPERS: Obama 339 to 295
EDWARDS PL.: Obama 16.5 to 0
OVERALL: Obama 2,084.5 to 1,920
* 190.5 undeclared supers.
* Since the rules committee judgment, Obama has gotten 12 superdelegates to Clinton's two. Here's who they were:
OBAMA (12): MI Debbie Dingell; MI Rick Wiener; MI Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick; MA John Olver; CA John A. Perez; SC Rep. Jim Clyburn, Michigan's Joyce Lalonde (who only gets a half vote); Missouri Rep. Maria Chapelle-Nadal; WA DNC member David McDonald; VA DNC Member -- a rules committee member -- Jerome Wiley Segovia; Connecticut DNC Member Nancy DiNardo; and two from MI -- MI delegates get half a vote each: Lu Battaglieri and Brenda Lawrence. Yesterday, Obama got Maine add-on Gwethalyn Phillips and Nevada's Yvonne Gates.
CLINTON (2): NY Irene Stein and Louisiana's Democratic Party chair Chris Whittington.