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GoldieAZ49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 08:49 AM
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4. contest of ideas and inspiration, where hope can battle with experience
sounds like Obama to me, good choice!
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  -Superdelegates, Back Off (NYT-Tad Devine) pampango  Feb-10-08 08:21 AM   #0 
  - The party AGREED to the superdelegate system  Pigwidgeon   Feb-10-08 08:23 AM   #1 
  - We've had these rules 40 years. Don't need to change them now so the whiners can win.  chimpymustgo   Feb-10-08 08:28 AM   #2 
  - I haven't particularly liked the rules for 25 or so years they have been in effect, since I  Benhurst   Feb-10-08 08:40 AM   #3 
  - Aren't Superdelegates just hand selected voters whose vote  woodsprite   Feb-10-08 09:01 AM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-10-08 09:20 AM   #12 
  - An Opinion Does Not Reflect the NYT  neutron   Feb-10-08 09:22 AM   #14 
  - Super Delegates are Dem Elected congress past & present, VP, Pres and DNC  GoldieAZ49   Feb-10-08 09:29 AM   #17 
  - They should not override the will of the electorate. I believe that if they do  rhett o rick   Feb-10-08 11:29 PM   #40 
     - yeah, that is the big concern H. Dean wants a deal between the candidates  GoldieAZ49   Feb-11-08 08:48 AM   #42 
     - All the SD's don't have to agree. At this time it appears that the SD pledges give Clinton  rhett o rick   Feb-11-08 09:28 AM   #45 
     - Dupe  GoldieAZ49   Feb-11-08 08:48 AM   #43 
     - Dupe  GoldieAZ49   Feb-11-08 08:49 AM   #44 
  - Not So Much More  Crisco   Feb-10-08 09:32 AM   #18 
  - posted in wrong place sry.  musicblind   Feb-10-08 11:37 AM   #29 
  - And Where Does The Author Ask That The Rules Be Changed?  MannyGoldstein   Feb-10-08 08:52 AM   #7 
  - Superdelegates weren't designed to "amplify the decision of The People.'  Hart2008   Feb-10-08 09:42 AM   #22 
     - You Might Be Right  MannyGoldstein   Feb-10-08 11:26 AM   #27 
  - Make that 26 years.  Seabiscuit   Feb-10-08 09:03 AM   #9 
  - ...  Benhurst   Feb-10-08 09:08 AM   #10 
     - Do you want DNC members, governors, and past presidents, etc. substituting  Seabiscuit   Feb-10-08 09:24 AM   #15 
        - Yeah, actually, I do  NWHarkness   Feb-10-08 09:36 AM   #19 
        - At least I can agree with your last sentence.  Seabiscuit   Feb-10-08 10:04 AM   #23 
        - No, I don't. But we should have addressed this problem years ago.  Benhurst   Feb-10-08 11:10 AM   #25 
  - Mondale and Dukakis weren't winners so they were whiners?  Hart2008   Feb-10-08 09:38 AM   #20 
  - Well, not all Obama supporters want to change mid-stream...  parasim   Feb-10-08 08:51 AM   #5 
  - Well, of course  Pigwidgeon   Feb-10-08 10:45 AM   #24 
  - Exactly!! BUT in Chicago when tables were turned .."by the rules" was HOW Obama wanted to play..  indimuse   Feb-10-08 08:52 AM   #6 
  - We have had pages and pages of Obama people lecturing Hill people to  rodeodance   Feb-10-08 09:27 AM   #16 
  - That is so funny. Play by the rules when it suits him. When it doesn't suit him, change 'em!  in_cog_ni_to   Feb-11-08 10:48 AM   #51 
  - The party machine agree to the SD system so that they would have control  rhett o rick   Feb-11-08 09:31 AM   #46 
  - contest of ideas and inspiration, where hope can battle with experience  GoldieAZ49   Feb-10-08 08:49 AM   #4 
  - Good article, Thank you.  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Feb-10-08 09:19 AM   #11 
  - Obama's surrogates are in full force.  Evergreen Emerald   Feb-10-08 09:22 AM   #13 
  - This type of post is devisive and uncalled for. Whose side are you working for?  rhett o rick   Feb-11-08 09:34 AM   #47 
     - The truth is that Obama is scared of the superdelegates  Evergreen Emerald   Feb-12-08 08:08 AM   #54 
        - I appoligize for the reference to the terrible. I hate the name calling but catch myself  rhett o rick   Feb-12-08 09:02 AM   #55 
  - Link to another article about this.  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Feb-10-08 09:41 AM   #21 
  - Want to see the Democratic Party tear itself apart?  bvar22   Feb-10-08 11:24 AM   #26 
  - Exactly.  GarbagemanLB   Feb-10-08 11:27 AM   #28 
  - If he wins the majority of the delegates going into the convention,  Benhurst   Feb-10-08 11:48 AM   #30 
     - Let me rephrase that:  bvar22   Feb-10-08 12:01 PM   #32 
        - Winning the nomination isn't achieved by leading. The nomination is won by gaining a majority.  Benhurst   Feb-10-08 12:16 PM   #34 
           - I am not arguing that.  bvar22   Feb-10-08 12:31 PM   #36 
              - I've always been opposed to super delegates, not that my opinion  Benhurst   Feb-10-08 12:45 PM   #37 
                 - I'm not an Obama supporter,  bvar22   Feb-10-08 01:13 PM   #38 
                    - Well, if you want to go with the "will of the people,"  Benhurst   Feb-10-08 01:31 PM   #39 
  - Change is NEEDED  musicblind   Feb-10-08 11:57 AM   #31 
  - oops self-delete  Jeffersons Ghost   Feb-10-08 12:04 PM   #33 
  - The ONLY way I would support Primaries over Caucuses...  bvar22   Feb-10-08 12:23 PM   #35 
  - I have a couple of problems with your response.  rhett o rick   Feb-11-08 09:45 AM   #48 
     - "Why not let all the people vote in the primary?"  bvar22   Feb-11-08 04:13 PM   #52 
        - I hate to belabor but.... You didn't answer my question, so I will rephrase it.  rhett o rick   Feb-11-08 10:41 PM   #53 
  - Closed primaries are not necessary in this country  Hippo_Tron   Feb-10-08 11:34 PM   #41 
     - I agree you shouldn't have to check a box. I think you should register as a Democrat or  rhett o rick   Feb-12-08 09:16 AM   #57 
  - Why of course! The Obama might LOSE if the rules are followed. Yes, let's change them now  in_cog_ni_to   Feb-11-08 09:57 AM   #49 
  - The "rules" do not have to be changed...  stillcool47   Feb-11-08 10:20 AM   #50 
  - it ain't over until the fat lady delegates sing  ElsewheresDaughter   Feb-12-08 09:06 AM   #56 
 

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