Friday, February 15, 2008

Hillary Seems to Like the Superdelegate Conundrum

On Hillary Clinton's campaign web site you can find a press release entitled, "Must Read: Rep. Clyburn Speaks Out on Superdelegates." Can you believe these statements (in red):
Clyburn said superdelegates are not in place simply to mirror the popular vote.
So, let me get this straight. In this democracy, in the party named for democracy, there is no democracy? Why is there even a popular vote?
"We're supposed to be playing the role of being there as a safety valve, if something were to go wrong," Clyburn said. "They are there to make whatever midcourse correction needs to be made, and that's the role that we're supposed to play."
So, let me get this straight. Regardless of the popular vote, a group of "special" people can decide that a correction needs to be made?

I think this is an unbelievable situation that the Democrats are in. And Hillary is highlighting this as a good thing? I guess if you are behind in the popular vote you can see the possible need for a correction.


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