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Super Delegate 911 Alert: We Have An Emergency

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I was wondering what new information the uncommitted super delegates need to make their decision now and stop the bleeding.  These uncommitted delegates need to show more logic and political courage.  Hillary cannot win the pledged delegate vote.  It is also unlikely that she will win the cumulative popular vote.  At the end of the primary elections it is likely that Obama will have about 1900 delegates and Clinton will have 1800 which includes the committed super delegates.  Approximately 350 super delegates are still uncommitted.  If each get 1/2 or 175 of the remaining uncommitted delegates, Obama would get the nomination.  For Hillary to win, she would need the support of almost 2/3 of the remaining uncommitted super delegates.

My suggestion for these 350 uncommitted delegates is to show some courage and logic.  They need to understand that the 5+ month cumulative popular vote is meaningless and they should understand that a protracted primary period is a divisive .  And if this lasts until June, it will damage the unity of the Democrats.  The super delegates must know that overturning the elected delegate result would seriously reduce the chances of victory in November.  But, those are the rules and I will accept their choice. 

The role of the super delegates is to be like the elder statesman of the party.  They are supposed to be the "grownups" that protect the party cause.  They cannot treat this like a vote in the House and Senate.  A decision needs to be made now to save resources and prevent the divisiveness that will continue if this goes on until June.  The SDs have the power and responsibility to make their choice now. 


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Sheldon Drobny was the co-founder of Nova M radio and Air America Radio. He has supported many philanthropic causes. Mr. Drobny specializes in business and tax matters and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court as a non-attorney. Less (more...)

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