I see the super delegates not as sinister folk but more like guys and gals getting VIP passes to Super Bowl week. Get the big shrimp cups and better seats than regular delegates. Far from a party strong arm shook troop they are more like tourists on the upgraded package.
I've been on this planet a few decades- can't recall a convention where the super delegates went enbloc against the the state's vote.
Perhaps someone who believes they will this time can find a precedent for it?
I think we'd all like to know...
Unless HRC takes BS on her ticket, as RWR did with "voodoo" GHWB.
And why no fretting over the GOPs doing the same thing?
Though they call their unpledged PLEOs "party and bonus" delegates .
Chemists Have Solutions .
Why would Democrats care if their vote is wasted?
Last edited by RetiredUSN; 02-18-16 at 06:12 PM.
IIRC, superdelegates were added in 1984 to reduce the possibility that an election disaster (McGovern) or a governing disaster (Carter) would get the nomination. As in Animal Farm, some animals are more equal than others.
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