Superdelegates, Pelosi, Clinton backers, Bob Casey, and a red herring. In a pear tree.

Why so many Democrats are probably off the subject…

red herring

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Superdelegate Bob Casey just signed himself for the Obama team.
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Everybody and their mom has a view as to what the Democratic superdelegates should do concerning the presidential nomination. On the one hand, we’ve got Nancy Pelosi, who thinks that

superdelegates should support the party’s pledged delegate leader — a position that would be fatal to Clinton’s presidential bid.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/27/obama.moveon/index.html

Then there are Clinton’s backers, who provide a ton of money to the DNC.

Twenty of Clinton’s major donors sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday that suggested they might rethink their support for the party’s congressional efforts this cycle if Pelosi did not alter her publicly stated view…

Ok, I see that the fat cats are trying to buy the moral conscience of the superdelegates so that Hillary can possibly get a spot. Dark whispers abound: “Vote as you want, not as the people want… you are the chosen one…. YOU choose…. ” Fine. Whatever.

What’s my verdict?
Fact: some superdelegates have made up their minds, some haven’t. See:
http://www.politico.com/superdelegates/

For those who are committed already, they have more than likely already thrown out the principle that they should vote the will of the people. After all, the full vote from “the people” is not in.

The uncommitted superdelegates might be waiting on the will of the people. Then again, they might not. They might be undecided and yet think that the will of the people doesn’t play in.

The key question is, given a realistic picture of the undecided superdelegates’ decision procedures, what is this wrangling over the principles going to amount to?

Jackshit. I’m betting that the vast majority of the undecideds are firmly committed to their decision procedures without being committed (publicly, at least) to a candidate.

Only a few undecideds are probably beating themselves up over what decision procedure to adopt.

In other words, stop trying to convince the superdelegates about the principle of choice they should employ. Convince them about the candidates. Fry the red herring. (Not to be confused with the red trout.)

I’m hungry and ready to play some XBOX 360. Spanky over and out.

-MC Spanky McGee

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