More of the same from the Washington set was made clear to me last night when I found out what “superdelegates” are.
A “superdelegate” is a person from the party-establishment who is awarded the same voting influence as 3,982 caucus-goers in Iowa, 9,567 primary voters in New Hampshire, or 3,242 caucus-goers in Nevada. So who are these super-smart people who deserve such influence in the direction America takes? “Superdelegates to the Democratic Convention include all Democratic members of the United States Congress, Democratic governors, various additional elected officials, as well as members of the Democratic National Committee.”
How Jeffersonian of them! It’s great to see the faith the DNC has in its voters. You may ask, “Does it make a difference?” Hillary Clinton leads the total delegate count with 53.9% of the delegates, while Barack Obama has 34.7%. She appears to be way ahead. However, if you look at the delegates assigned by the votes WE, THE PEOPLE, have cast in primaries and caucuses, Obama leads Clinton 41.3% to 39.1%. I guess they figure they know what’s best for us, as if we don’t get enough of that from the Republicans.
“Liberal” my eye! I’m writing to the DNC to express my disapproval of this, and I suggest anyone who cares do the same.