Tuesday, February 12, 2008

[super delegates] when democracy is unnecessary


Given that McCain is a shoe-in, then it comes down to the superdelegates which Hillary thnks she has sewn up but a McCain-Obama head to head is still quite likely:

The role of around 440 still-undecided super-delegates - party luminaries who can chose to vote for either candidate - is now likely to be critical. Senator Obama now leads Senator Clinton 1144 to 1138, in the running delegate count, according to website RealClearPolitics.com. A total of 2,025 delegates are needed for the nomination.

Therefore, the decision on who will direct foreign policy in your country comes down to 842 unrepresentative [in this context] men and women in the United States.

And this is democracy?

Just one other thing to look at is who the running mates might be - Iain Dale addressed that some time back, among others.


If you have a few minutes, take a look at Cindy McCain - great first lady or trophy heiress?


3 comments:

Verlin Martin said...

I know you're not just being asinine :)

"Therefore, the decision on who will direct foreign policy in your country comes down to 842 unrepresentative [in this context] men and women in the United States."

You do realize that the superdelegates can only elect the DEMOCRATIC nominee right? They don't get a say-so (other than the normal vote everyone gets) in the general election that actually determines who is the President.

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

Thought you might comment on that. You think McCain's the man?

Verlin Martin said...

Sorry didn't get here sooner, but it doesn't matter what I think, it matters on who gets the votes :) that hasn't happened yet and each poll (heh) has McCain close to either D.