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Clinton defends role of superdelegates
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February 9, 2008

Clinton defends role of superdelegates

Posted: 02:43 PM ET

ORONO, Maine (CNN) Senator Hillary Clinton took issue Saturday with the notion put forward by the Obama campaign that party superdelegates should vote the way of their states and districts.

Superdelegates are by design supposed to exercise independent judgment, that is the way the system works, she told reporters after a town hall in Orono, Maine. If Sen. Obama and his campaign continue to push this position which is really contrary to what the definition of a super delegate has historically been then I look forward to receiving the support of Sen. Kennedy and Sen. Kerry.

Obama picked up the highly publicized endorsements of both Massachusetts senators only to lose the state to Clinton in last Tuesdays primary.

Clinton said she thought super delegates often had the unique position of having first-hand knowledge of the candidates and if people want to go after delegates in places that Ive won who are supporting somebody else, whats good for the goose is good for the gander.

There seems to be a growing consensus that if the contests play out as expected, both Clinton and Obama will essentially be tied in pledged delegates at the end of the primary season leaving it to super delegates to decide the race.


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  -Clinton defends role of superdelegates ProSense  Feb-09-08 02:30 PM   #0 
  - Them Clintons sure do loves them some back room deals  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-09-08 02:31 PM   #1 
  - Did you even read what she fucking said?  joshcryer   Feb-09-08 02:32 PM   #3 
  - the elites can't trust the voters and democracy  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-09-08 02:36 PM   #8 
     - Do you think the superdelegates would go against the will of the people? They never have.  joshcryer   Feb-09-08 02:38 PM   #9 
        - Oh yes they do............  liberalnurse   Feb-09-08 02:42 PM   #20 
           - OK.  joshcryer   Feb-09-08 02:43 PM   #21 
  - I don't think there will be a problem. SD's will not subvert the voters  thunder rising   Feb-09-08 02:39 PM   #11 
     - They've never done it in almost 30 years. Why would they now? It's assinine.  joshcryer   Feb-09-08 02:40 PM   #15 
  - OWNED. She expects to get the most pledged delegates.  joshcryer   Feb-09-08 02:32 PM   #2 
  - I hope whomever gets the most pledged delegates wins the Nomination.  tekisui   Feb-09-08 02:41 PM   #16 
     - That is the likely outcome, I don't understand the issue.  joshcryer   Feb-09-08 02:42 PM   #19 
  - Ha!  MonkeyFunk   Feb-09-08 02:32 PM   #4 
  - so  johnnydrama   Feb-09-08 02:40 PM   #14 
  - They won't vote against the will of the people. She was making a strong statement.  joshcryer   Feb-09-08 02:41 PM   #17 
  - She didn't say she loved the system.  MonkeyFunk   Feb-09-08 02:41 PM   #18 
     - absolutely  johnnydrama   Feb-09-08 03:24 PM   #34 
        - Cool  MonkeyFunk   Feb-09-08 03:52 PM   #35 
  - They will's already planned.  liberalnurse   Feb-09-08 02:45 PM   #26 
  - She won't if they start voting more for Obama. She flip flopped on MI and FL  skipos   Feb-09-08 02:34 PM   #5 
  - She won't have an option but to accept their vote. WTF are you on about.  joshcryer   Feb-09-08 02:39 PM   #13 
     - I am on about Clinton being a flip flopper.  skipos   Feb-09-08 02:45 PM   #25 
        - It won't happen. What a joke.  joshcryer   Feb-09-08 02:47 PM   #28 
  - OUCH THAT ONE'S GONNA LEAVE A MARK  Proud2BAmurkin   Feb-09-08 02:34 PM   #6 
  - Clinton knows the #s are not gonna be in her favor .....  Botany   Feb-09-08 02:35 PM   #7 
  - says one thing, does another  JackORoses   Feb-09-08 02:38 PM   #10 
  - Their independent judgement cannot be persuaded by a given individual?  joshcryer   Feb-09-08 02:39 PM   #12 
  - You think Obama's not lobbying  MonkeyFunk   Feb-09-08 02:43 PM   #23 
  - None of you seem to know the history of Super Delegates - its fairly new  kelligesq   Feb-09-08 02:50 PM   #30 
  - "super" delegates choose nominee, electoral college chooses President.  SOS   Feb-09-08 02:43 PM   #22 
  - Agreed 100%. Direct democracy is the only way to go.  joshcryer   Feb-09-08 02:44 PM   #24 
  - That's a good position to have if you don't like democracy  killbotfactory   Feb-09-08 02:46 PM   #27 
  - She's talking about the rules of the DNC.  joshcryer   Feb-09-08 02:48 PM   #29 
     - That's right,  seasonedblue   Feb-09-08 02:52 PM   #31 
  - Obama's smart position:  ProSense   Feb-09-08 03:07 PM   #32 
     - By Hillary's own reasoning  Iktomiwicasa   Feb-09-08 03:20 PM   #33 

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