Sunday, February 3, 2008

Superdelegate Democracy?

Just read this CNN article about the superdelegates in the Democratic party. If the Democratic candidate for the presidency swings because of the votes of these super delegates (in either Clinton or Obama's direction) to where the candidate is not the person chosen by more "ordinary voters," the Democratic Party will be shoving a stake in its proverbial heart. The droves of new voters that have come out this year with the hope that their vote actually means something is astounding. For a party with populist roots to potentially quash those hopes would be unforgivable.

I'll put it down here today. If the superdelegates sway in the nomination to the candidate with fewer popular votes, I'm done with the Democrats.

1 comment:

David said...

I agree. I think Dean is a complete ass the way that he handled this election. First, he has created a situation where two of the most important states in the general election (Michigan and Florida)have zero say in the Democratic nominee.

Now Dean has said "The idea that we can afford to have a big fight at the convention and then win the race in the next eight weeks, I think, is not a good scenario… I think we will have a nominee sometime in the middle of March or April. But if we don't, then we're going to have to get the candidates together and make some kind of an arrangement."

Let's not bother to let the voters decide. Instead, let make an "arrangement" behind closed doors. That will get the voters fired up for the general election.

I think a long battle between Obama and Clinton is good for the Democrats. They are generating excitement around a critically important election. Let the voters decide!

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