Hillary Backers Lecture Pelosi On Superdelegates

20 major Hillary Clinton backers have shot off a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about some views she expressed during a recent interview on ABC’s This Week. Pelosi said she believed the superdelgates should vote for the candidate with the most pledged delegates after the primaries are over. In the letter they urged Pelosi to “clarify your position on super-delegates and reflect in your comments a more open view to the optional independent actions of each of the delegates at the National Convention in August.” “Superdelegates, like all delegates, have an obligation to make an informed, individual decision about whom to support and who would be the party’s strongest nominee,” the backers wrote. “Both campaigns agree that at the end of the primary contests neither will have enough pledged delegates to secure the nomination,” they also said. “In that situation, superdelegates must look to not one criterion but to the full panoply of factors that will help them assess who will be the party’s strongest nominee in the general election.” This reflects Clinton’s recent announcements that she thought the superdelegates can change their votes, and exercise independent judgment about who would be the best for the party and the country. They have become important in this election since neither candidate will likely have enough pledged delegates when this is all over, and the superdelegates will have to pick our candidate. The Obama campaign has responded by saying, “this letter is inappropriate and we hope the Clinton campaign will reject the insinuation contained in it.” The Clinton camp has responded to their response with, “few have done more to build the Democratic Party than Bill and Hillary Clinton. The last thing they need is a lecture from the Obama campaign.”
Alan Cosgrove

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3 Responses to Hillary Backers Lecture Pelosi On Superdelegates

  1. JP says:

    Clinton will do and say anything to get elected. Hillary Clinton is a liar and will NEVER get my vote.
    I am voting for Obama. If Clinton is the nominee then I vote for McCain. I vote for who I can trust the most. Honesty is number one in determining who I vote for. We need a President who is honest and who the American people can trust. The Clinton are the worst liars on planet earth!

  2. JP says:

    I meant to say “the Clintons”

  3. Deerefly says:

    JP has it right; honesty! If we cannot trust a candidate’s word, or that they’ll honor their Oath of Office to uphold the Constitution ( and marriage vows might be a clue to whether or not — ), then why put him/her into public office? I still believe Dr. Ron Paul is the ONLY one I’ll vote for; 50 years married to his “first wife”, 20 years’ history honoring his Oath of Office, still in this race despite the lamestream media excluding, marginalizing, and blackouts, and still the big leader here too! So, JP, why settle for “the lesser of two evils” when the American Freedom Fusion Assembly will be offering you “The Mother Of All Write-in Elections” with Dr. Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich, and several other wonderful Americans in November? What happens in “Survivor” when all the outcasts (and their supporters) come back as the final jury? Yogi Berra once told his NY Yankees, “Boyz, it ain’t over til its over” ! Think outside the box that the secretive “Bilderberg Cult” and their member media moguls want you inside ! There will be other alternatives!

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