So, the Democratic Party's super-delegates have picked their nominee.
It fell to the super-delegates to do the task at the Democratic National Convention because:
- despite her 35 years in the public arena,
- and despite having only one little-known Jewish socialist from the tiny state of Vermont challenging her down to the wire,
- and despite the rigging of the primaries by the DNC, by state Democratic Party officials, and with a complicit media,
Hillary Clinton could not pull enough actual primary votes from enough actual voters in enough states to win the nomination on her own.
Willful delusion is a hard thing to watch. Those super-delegates had to ignore, in no particular order:
- Poll after poll that showed Bernie Sanders a stronger candidate than Hillary Clinton in a face-off with Donald Trump.
- The millions of new voters that Sanders pulled into the stodgy Democratic Party.
- The energy Sanders generated at rallies that drew tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of cheering people, while Clinton had trouble filling the local high school gymnasium.
- The force of will of all those millions of Sanders voters that forced a reluctant Democratic Party to adopt the most progressive party platform in its history.