Thursday, February 07, 2008

The role of super delegates....

A Super Delegate, on the Democratic side, is basically a political insider. They are the Democratic members of Congress, state party leadersand state elected officials and local national committee members.

How important are they in choosing the Democratic nominee? This year - they WILL choose the nominee.

Right now, given how close the Obama and Clinton battles have been, there is every reason to believe that the remaining 24 state contests are, for the most part, going to be as close with both sides continuing to pick up delegates on a fairly equal basis. That means, it is impossible for either Obama or Clinton to win enough delegates on their own to lock up the nomination.

So the Super Delegates, who are not bound by how the candidates fared in their state contests, will decide which of the two will be the nominee -- and they choose anyone they want.


Blogger Seven Star Hand said...

Hello Ray,

So, what are the chances that politics and politicians will solve anything, before creating even bigger problems? If you truly want to present true solutions to humanity's persistent problems, then take the time and read what I have been saying in recent years. The time has arrived for people to turn away from politics and seek verifiable wisdom.

Wisdom dictates that we let results speak for themselves, hence the instruction to "know them by their fruits" (the end-results of deeds). Now look at this sad, sordid, and chaotic excuse for a civilization, created by money, religion, and politics, and tell me again that these three "strong delusions" are good for anyone, except those in power.

A wise man once explained that insanity is often characterized by doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results. Humanity has been struggling and suffering because of money, politics, and religion for millennia, yet ages-old evils persist and humanity's errors have grown so great that all life is now threatened with widespread destruction and/or extinction.

That brings us to the crux question !!

Here is Wisdom...


10:44 AM  
Blogger wtfdnucsailor said...

HMm! I don't know what to say about the first comment in this thread so I will just go back to the original post. I think that you are correct. It will be interesting and, possibly, educational to see how the twenty first century 'smoke free room' will work. Prior to the primary system, the 'smokefilled rooms' of the nineteenth and twentieth century selected the candidates. Nancy DiNardo and Joe Courtney may have been the smartest to hold off on an endorsement until their vote really counts.

11:30 AM  

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