Clinton Advisor Harold Ickes: Superdelegates Will Decide Democratic Primary Not Obama Wins (Selected Not Elected)
The candidate will be selected not elected. Voters ballots cast in state primaries will be irrelevant. Black voters will be disenfranchised. Doesn’t this sound like Democrats complaining after the 2000 Presidential election and the hanging chads in Florida? This time the Democrats and their party own the controversy and the issue. One of Hillary Clinton’s top advisors, Harold Ickes stated the election would be selected, not elected.
Ickes said superdelegates must “exercise their best judgment” about who can win the White House.
Hillary Clinton and her minions look to win the Democratic nomination through selection, not by an election of voters. The Clinton’s will do anything to win and in the process destroy the Democratic party. If Clinton wins through a back room political process when Obama has a majority of pledged delegates, does anyone think that those who voted for Obama would support Hillary? Especially black voters. People thought the battle between Hillary and Obama was ugly now … you ain’t seen nothing yet!
A top Hillary Clinton adviser on Saturday boldly predicted his candidate would lock down the nomination before the August convention by definitively winning over party insiders and officials known as superdelegates, claiming the number of state elections won by rival Barack Obama would be “irrelevant” to their decision.
The claims no doubt will escalate the war of words between the campaigns, as Obama continues to argue superdelegates should vote the way of their districts. But the special class of delegates, which make up about 20 percent of the total delegate haul, are not bound to vote the way of their states and districts, as pledged delegates are.
Harold Ickes, a 40-year party operative charged with winning over superdelegates for the Clinton campaign, made no apologies on Saturday for the campaign’s convention strategy.
“We’re going to win this nomination,” Ickes said, adding that they would do so soon after the last contest on June 7 in Puerto Rico. “You’re not going to see this go to the convention floor.”
Ickes predicted Clinton and Obama would run “neck and neck” in the remaining states and that there would be a “minuscule amount of difference” between the two in pledged delegates.
But he said superdelegates — who “have a sense of what it takes to get elected” — would determine the outcome and side in larger numbers for Clinton. (FOX News)
Bloggers discussing the Clinton’s bypassing democracy:
Blue Crab Boulevard: Clinton Campaign: Screw Democracy
Oblogatory Anecdotes: Superdelegates are a Super Problem for Democrats