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(6,276 posts)
Fri Feb 12, 2016, 07:47 AM Feb 2016

Super delegates- the irony

Got to go into work now, but just thought I would drop this off here.

Ironically, Tad Devine, Sanders' top adviser, who was instrumental in the creation of the superdelegate process, defended their existance.

"It's pretty hard to win a nomination in a contested race and almost impossible to win without the superdelegeates," Devine said in 2008 in an interview on NPR.

Now, Devine's boss, who is running on an anti-establishment message is losing the superdelegate race.


Super delegates- the irony (Original Post) quickesst Feb 2016 OP
K&R! stonecutter357 Feb 2016 #1
Got time for one more quickesst Feb 2016 #2
There is no conspiracy theory so ridiculous 72DejaVu Feb 2016 #4
We are Bern. kjones Feb 2016 #6
It isn't the existence of the SDs that most object to FBaggins Feb 2016 #3
Something to bookmark and bring out again at the appropriate time. Cha Feb 2016 #5


(6,276 posts)
2. Got time for one more
Fri Feb 12, 2016, 07:55 AM
Feb 2016

"Fun fact: Tad Devine, a key Sanders advisor, is credited as the person who helped create the superdelegate system. So, that in and of itself sort of nullifies the idiocy of this “conspiracy.” It’s rather ridiculous to claim a “conspiracy against Sanders” based upon a system that one of his top advisors created and defended."

Read more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/dnc-didnt-sabotage-bernie-sanders-campaign-delegate-conspiracy/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ForwardProgressives+%28Forward+Progressives%29


(1,053 posts)
6. We are Bern.
Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:13 PM
Feb 2016

Your conspiratorial distinctiveness will be added to our own.
You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.


(26,361 posts)
3. It isn't the existence of the SDs that most object to
Fri Feb 12, 2016, 07:57 AM
Feb 2016

It's the claim that their votes can be apportioned now - before most actual voting occurs.

Their real value comes at a brokered convention, not early in the primary season.

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