Thursday, February 14, 2008
Superdelegate Dilemma and the Democratic Party
I have just one comment to make to the superdelegates: If you steal the election for Hillary Clinton, when the mood of the country is so obviously for Barack Obama to become the Democratic nominee, you will be stealing the election as surely as Bush did in 2000 and 2008. If you want Democrats to vote, for sure, for the Democratic nominee, you'd best follow the will of the people.
I would be saying this same thing if I favored Clinton and the situation were reversed.
For once let's have a real contest (not a bartered and battered one) and get the person most of us apparently want as the nominee...
Frankly, I imagine that even the superdelegates are being swayed by the candidacy of Barack Obama, so the above may be a moot point. This is a historic event, no matter which way it works out for the Democratic Party. I just know that, while Hillary can break through the "glass ceiling" for women in this country, Barack can break through it for ALL people -- and that, to me, should happen sooner than breaking through it for one sector of the population. It's time for America to live by its stated fundamental values and ideals. It has been a long, long time coming...