Tuesday, February 19, 2008

This is no way to pick a candidate

By Libby

This is news to me. There is no rule that requires regular pledged delegates to cast their first votes at the convention for the candidate that 'won' their pledge during the primary. A recent DNC memo confirms this loophole and apparently Hillary will have no problem exploiting it.
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.

This strategy was confirmed to me by a high-ranking Clinton official on Monday. ...
So why bother to go through the charade of holding primaries at all? Why doesn't the DNC just admit the candidate will be chosen in back room deals no matter what the proles prefer? That at least would be honest. We clearly need a new primary system.

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