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Old 05-02-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Hi everyone, and thanks for taking the time to read this post. I just want to express my general disgust with the whole super delegate issue. Something about it just does not scream democracy to me. Now you good people, go out and vote in the primaries for your candidate of choice and then who ever got the most votes gets the nomination, right? Wrong! Some rich politicians get the final say on your candidate. As if we, the people, are so stupid we can't even chose who we think is right for us. And, just suppose you are on the winning side when the decision is made for you. You are still in the same position as all the rest of us. They made the choice for you, even though that was your choice. Frankly, it is all ridiculous! We are the voters, we have the power, and we are the heart and soul of this great nation. So please, don't let this go down quietly. Speak up and let them all know we are fully capable of electing our own officials without the help of political middle men. It's supposed to be our choice. So let's keep it that way!! Thanks for reading!
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:59 PM
 
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so where was the disgust when they first brought in this super delegate system? It was put in place by some of the most "progressive" thinkers of the party. and nobody in florida said anything when they where told there votes wouldnt matter because they had bumped up there primary date.
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:07 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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so where was the disgust when they first brought in this super delegate system? It was put in place by some of the most "progressive" thinkers of the party. and nobody in florida said anything when they where told there votes wouldnt matter because they had bumped up there primary date.
I did not bring in the system, I don't live in Florida, and I don't even really care about primaries! I just want the election to be totally in the hands of the people. Do you have some kind of problem with that! I would certainly hope not.
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:08 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Great post. I too am absolutely appalled at the superdelegate process and disgusted with the Democratic party at this point. Quite shabby. The Democratic party appears to be one that is disorganized, poorly run, and stagnant.
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:14 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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so where was the disgust when they first brought in this super delegate system? It was put in place by some of the most "progressive" thinkers of the party. and nobody in florida said anything when they where told there votes wouldnt matter because they had bumped up there primary date.
Well, those "progressive" thinkers were wrong because they assumed that a clear frontrunner would always be identified early. Hell, I wasn't aware that there was a superdelegate process either because superdelegates were never required to have this prominent a role. It's a ludicrous concept, hands down. The people should pick the nominee, not a bunch of insiders with political alliances and ties that depend on the outcome. It's ridiculous. The OP is right.
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs, NC
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I believe the people should pick the nominee, too. All the people in all 50 states have the right to pick the nominee and none should be decided until all have voted. Just because some idiots who head up the Democratic Party in FL and MI screwed up doesn't mean the people of those states should lose their right to speak.
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