Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Hillary will do anything to win--even undermine voters

From Political Wire:

Sen. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign "intends to go after delegates whom Barack Obama has already won in the caucuses and primaries if she needs them to win the nomination," Roger Simon reports.

"This strategy was confirmed to me by a high-ranking Clinton official on Monday. And I am not talking about superdelegates, those 795 party big shots who are not pledged to anybody. I am talking about getting pledged delegates to switch sides."

The reason: "Pledged delegates are not really pledged at all, not even on the first ballot. This has been an open secret in the party for years, but it has never really mattered because there has almost always been a clear victor by the time the convention convened."

Yes...undermine the intent of voters in a last-stitch effort to save your losing campaign. If Hillary steals the nomination through superdelegates and yanking non-superdelegates--it goes to show how un-representative our "democracy" is.

Not to mention what that would do to the spirit and cohesion (however much there is) of the party.

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