It happened as I predicted it might: A hard Lesson Barack Obama taught Hillary Clinton in 2008 was that even though she would win the popular vote in primaries, he’d actually get more delegates because of either superdelegate votes or by taking advantage of Democratic primary rules on how delegates are divvied up after the vote. Hillary learned that lesson. Obama’s former team now works for her. On Tuesday, we learned again why superdelegates and endorsements matter in choosing a democratic nominee: Even though Hillary lost the popular vote, because of her endorsements by the super delegate politicians, she actually got more delegates in New Hampshire than Bernie did. The result: She won what matters in in primary – more delegate votes for her at the national convention..