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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 09:35 AM
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3. The party made them useless in 2008 anyway.
If the job of a superdelegate is to vote for the winner of the popular vote then there's no point to having superdelegates.
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  -Democrats May Eliminate Superdelegates in 2012 babylonsister  Jun-28-09 09:16 AM   #0 
  - Glad to see they are talking of the inclusion of ALL states in the  sisters6   Jun-28-09 09:33 AM   #1 
  - Good. It was a stupid idea in the first place. nt  Honeycombe8   Jun-28-09 09:34 AM   #2 
  - The party made them useless in 2008 anyway.  blue_onyx   Jun-28-09 09:35 AM   #3 
  - If they were to vote for the winner of the popular vote, They'd all have voted Obama  WeDidIt   Jun-28-09 11:14 AM   #9 
     - Many of the superdelegates  blue_onyx   Jun-28-09 11:38 AM   #10 
        - Well that would have been a perfect way to throw away a sure fire democratic party win  AllentownJake   Jun-28-09 12:41 PM   #17 
           - I doubt McCain would've won  blue_onyx   Jun-28-09 12:52 PM   #19 
              - Condensed schedule and rotating primary dates  AllentownJake   Jun-28-09 12:54 PM   #20 
                 - I agree, except for....  blue_onyx   Jun-28-09 01:02 PM   #21 
                 - I would love to see a primary system  aaaaaa5a   Jun-28-09 08:17 PM   #23 
  - The existence of superdelegates  notesdev   Jun-28-09 10:29 AM   #4 
  - What no Hilary Factor ????  FreakinDJ   Jun-28-09 10:33 AM   #5 
  - The idea of super-delegates was to prevent a sure loser  aaaaaa5a   Jun-28-09 10:50 AM   #6 
  - The idea of super-delegates was to prevent a sure loser  aaaaaa5a   Jun-28-09 10:50 AM   #7 
  - I think it was as much to keep the DLC-types in control of the party  Oak2004   Jun-28-09 12:36 PM   #13 
  - The superdelegates role in Mondale getting the nomination blew that theory all to hell  depakid   Jun-28-09 12:39 PM   #16 
     - My point exactly, that's why the idea of the super-delegates is useless.  aaaaaa5a   Jun-28-09 08:09 PM   #22 
  - The whole concept was just too "back room"  davsand   Jun-28-09 11:12 AM   #8 
  - Works for me!!!  backscatter712   Jun-28-09 11:40 AM   #11 
  - Given the Edwards fiasco it might not be the best idea  dsc   Jun-28-09 12:16 PM   #12 
  - It's always possible, presented with a crisis, to find enough unfaithful delegates to pick a better  Oak2004   Jun-28-09 12:38 PM   #14 
     - delegates are usually loyalist  AllentownJake   Jun-28-09 12:41 PM   #18 
  - good  ccharles000   Jun-28-09 12:38 PM   #15 
 

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