Through The Static

May 11, 2008

Obama Ahead In Superdelegate Race

Filed under: Elections,Government,Politics — disciplepete @ 7:54 am

Al Jazeera:

Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential hopeful, has pulled ahead of his rival in superdelegate endorsements for the first time, bringing him ever closer to the Democratic presidential nomination.

He had picked up nine new endorsements by Saturday, including two superdelegates from the Virgin Islands who had previously backed Hillary Clinton…

Obama also won praise from John Edwards, his former Democratic rival, who told NBC’s Today show: “Let’s assume Barack is the nominee, because it’s certainly headed in that direction.”…

The superdelegates – a group of nearly 800 party leaders and elected officials who are not bound by the state-by-state contests and are free to back any candidate at the Democratic nominating convention in August – will be key to winning the Democratic nomination because the Democratic race has been so close.

So this nomination race is pretty much done, huh? On another note, what do you, dear reader, think of the whole superdelegate system? It, like the electoral college, seems to me to be designed to subvert the will of the people. Any arguments for why it’s a good idea?

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