Saturday, February 09, 2008

Super Delegates: This is the New Frontier?

I am a firm believer that it is up to the parties how they come up with their candidates for office, but when it comes to the Democrat "Super Delegates" I am glad I voted Republican. As the primaries continue, we are going to be hearing a great deal more about the these 796 (or 842, but that number likely includes those who have been stripped of their ability to vote due to the fact that no vote counts in Florida or Michigan as well as Joe Lieberman who has been kicked out for bad behavior) party leaders and elected officials who will comprise 20% (some say 40% of the vote needed) of the 3,253 voters at the Democrat nomination for president. Are you confused? I am.

You can click here for a link to a webpage that tries to make sense out of the super delegate count, but good luck! If CNN and CBS can't agree on the count, the numbers are slippery indeed.

You think I'm going to make a comment about a Party who screams "Make every vote count!" then makes some votes more equal than others? Why bother; you're smart enough to figure that out for yourself.


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