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Be Careful What You Wish For

Clinton v. Obama: The Lawsuit – WSJ.com

These superdelegates, Byzantine hyper-egalitarian Democratic Party delegate selection formulas, and the fact that many delegates are selected at conventions or by caucuses rather than primaries, combine to offer the distinct possibility that by convention time the candidate leading in the popular vote in the primaries will be trailing in the delegate count.

How ironic. For over seven years the Democratic Party has fulminated against the Electoral College system that gave George W. Bush the presidency over popular-vote winner Al Gore in 2000. But they have designed a Rube Goldberg nominating process that could easily produce a result much like the Electoral College result in 2000: a winner of the delegate count, and thus the nominee, over the candidate favored by a majority of the party’s primary voters.

This is a mess that is fully the responsibility of the DNC. They came up with this idiotic “super-delegate” crap (every time I see that word, I hear Wyle E. Coyote declare himself “super-genius”). They decided that professional politicians and flat-out party hacks should be allowed to cast TWO votes: one at the ballot box and one at the convention. And if it plays out the way the script currently reads, they will reap the whirlwind.

No matter how it shakes out, one side is gonna be royally pissed, because it seems to me neither side will ever accede in the name of something as silly as “party unity.”

Both camps want the other side crushed like bugs. At this point, the only question is “which side, damn the consequence, is actually willing to do it?”

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