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Resolving the super-delegate issue

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named chesapeakeTuesdayShowdown.jpgMichael Markman asked his rep to support Senator Obama, because his district went for him in the Washington caucus last Saturday. The response he got is one we've heard frequently. What about Kennedy and Kerry, will they vote for Clinton because Massachusetts went for her? Permalink to this paragraph

What I said: "They're independent questions. It's a rhetorical trick to try to invalidate your opinion or confuse you. You want your rep to support Obama. Period. Let's send emails to Kerry and Kennedy saying the same thing." Permalink to this paragraph

In any case... Permalink to this paragraph

I don't think it's going to be such a big issue.  Permalink to this paragraph

The remaining primaries are a referendum on the two candidates. The voters of Virginia, Maryland, DC, Wisconsin, Vermont, Rhode Island, Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, et al, will decide. Whoever they choose will be the nominee. The super-delegates who invalidate that decision do so at considerable risk. In the age of the Internet, we have excellent communication tools. There will be no way to hide such a decision. That's what makes 2008 different. Permalink to this paragraph


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