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Media Gets an “F” in Math! Superdelegates Can Change Their Minds!

The Media should get an “F” in math since most of them have just parroted the ridiculous math of Chuck Todd (MSNBC) re the Democratic Party’s nomination process.  The analysts, pundits, and print media are assuming that all Superdelegates who have cast their votes for Obama are permanent.  As they SHOULD KNOW, a couple of Superdelegates have already changed their minds; they were originally forClintonand switched to Obama.  When that happened, everyone said ok, since they are allowed to change their votes.  Considering Hillary stomped Obama inWest VirginiaandKentuckyand considering Obama’s definite weakness as a candidate against McCain, the Superdelegates could very well cast their votes for Hillary before the nomination is complete.

The Superdelegates CAN CHANGE THEIR MINDS at any time until they actually cast their votes on the convention floor; and they are not supposed to be rubber stamps for the pledged delegates vote.   NEITHER Obama nor Hillary will have the “magic number” needed to win the nomination outright which is a majority of ALL the delegates, pledged and Superdelegates, a number that will be somewhere between 2026 and 2210.

The Superdelegates will SELECT the nominee based on their arguments in this incredibly close race.  Obama’s “majority of the pledged delegates” is a good argument; but, it is a number that is not even mentioned in the rules so it is just an argument, nothing more and nothing less.  Hillary’s “majority of the popular vote” is a good argument and it is not in the rules either.  The Superdelegates are supposed to consider all of the arguments and the electability of each candidate when they cast their final vote.  Hopefully, they will take their responsibility seriously and nominate the most electable candidate for the fall election.  After all, the goal of the process of SELECTING not ELECTING a nominee is to ELECT a Democratic Party President.  The Superdelegates know that it will be of no value to SELECT a nominee IF that nominee can not get elected!

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