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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2015, 01:35 PM

11. After McGovern lost the election

the party honchos felt that there was too much
democracy as far as primaries were concerned.
Thus they made sure that 20% of the delegates
were entrenched party "functionaries". They
called it: putting some adults in the room.
Generally they vote with the establishment
candidate. They knew that Obama belonged
into the establishment group, and so when courted by him
they gave him their vote to a good degree.

I doubt that any of them would give Bernie
a chance. If Hillary gets 100% of their vote, then
she only needs 31% of the primary delegates
to vote for her. Any other opponent however
would need to gain 66% of the primary delegates
to win.
That is how I see it.

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