Saturday, February 16, 2008

Think Before You Talk

Nancy Pelois on how super delegates should vote: "It would be a problem for the party if the verdict would be something different than the public has decided."

However, when it comes to Florida and Michigan, "I don't think that any states that operated outside the rules of the party can be dispositive of who the nominee is."

So there you have it. Listen to the voters except when you don't listen to the voters.

Meanwhile, I heard a super delegate interviewed on radio. He said he thought the whole super delegate system was undemocratic. Congratulations on recognizing the obvious. Now I must ask why you agreed to take the job?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in Michigan, Democratic voters were not given a real vote. They could not write in a nominee or their ballot would be wasted. The obama voter had to vote "uncommitted." Hillary (wisely) broke the rules (her DNC had set up to punish MI) and left her name on the ballot. Still should Obama (or perhaps more to your point the Obama voter) be disenfranchised by a sham primary in MIchigan. I don't know the correct solution, but giving Hillary the porportion of votes she got against "uncommitted" does not seem fair. Revoting is not going to happen. Perhaps 1/2 the delegates to the "primary" as flawed as it was and 1/2 to a caucus. the republicans wisely punished Michigan by halving their delegate count rather than creating this mess.

9:09 PM, February 15, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the superdelegate knew what he was talking about, he'd also condemn that other undemocratic practice known as caucuses.

1:38 AM, February 17, 2008  

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