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Democrats will probably still have Super-Delegates in 2012…..

While the policy seems to be a open target for the media and the process…

Those Democratic party leaders are reluctant to give up being part of the process….

Look for the number of them to drop..

But…

Still be there……


Ordinary delegates must line up during the presidential nominating convention with the candidate who won their state. But about 850 party leaders — among them House members, senators, state governors and members of the Democratic National Committee — may cast their ballots for whomever they choose.

These superdelegates, or unpledged delegates, acted as de facto tie-breakers in the close 2008 primary between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The system was criticized by some because of the possibility that the superdelegates might tip the scale away from the nominee backed by a majority of Democratic voters.

A panel, appointed by President Obama, has recommended largely doing away with the current system. Former superdelegates would retain some of their influence in that they would be allowed to abstain from the nomination vote.

The proposal was greeted Friday with skepticism by many members of the DNC’s rules committee, all of whom are superdelegates themselves.

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May 22, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | ,

5 Comments »

  1. Who cares about “delegates?”

    The conventions are relics of a bygone era

    The nomination is decided in the primaries and caucuses

    The amount of time spent worrying about who is a “delegate” is a collosal waste of time

    Comment by My Name Is jack | May 22, 2010 | Reply

  2. Well there could come a time when things are tight……

    But you’re right….the whole thing seems to be coronation…

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 22, 2010 | Reply

  3. The last time “delegates” mattered was in 1976 almost 35 years ago at the Republican convention

    Since then the result of each comvention has been known months ahead of time

    Indeed the putative nomineee now in effect “controls” the convention

    Dictating scheduling,speakers, etc

    The way campaigns are financed now makes a contested convention nearly impossible

    Even in the close contest between Hillary and Obama

    In the end the money flowed away from Clinton

    And she was finished

    Who cares who gets to go to the convention to coronate the nominee?

    Much ado over nothing

    Comment by My Name Is jack | May 22, 2010 | Reply

  4. I sure hope the Democrats have some candidates that challenge in the primaries

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 22, 2010 | Reply

  5. they need to get rid of super delagates. undemocratic.

    Comment by Terry Green | May 23, 2010 | Reply


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