Hillary Clinton is playing dirty once again. According to CNN for the second time in three days, Senator Clinton has told reporters that pledged delegates awarded based on vote totals in their state are not bound to abide by election results. Is she crazy or what? This tells me that her intention is to wrestle some of these pledged delegates from Barack Obama. Earlier in the campaign she floated the idea of a dream ticket. Yeah, she must have been in a dream in which she awoken at 3 a.m. to think that after all that they have said and done to Obama, he would be her running mate. She trails Obama in the popular vote and in pledged delegates. What she is basically saying is that the votes from the citizens of this country do not matter. She is strictly looking past us to the delegates. Again, Team Clinton will do and say anything to get into the White House. Last night on MSNBC a clip was played in which Bill Clinton said that he was from a family of fighters. In essence, Hillary Clinton, as I have suspected, will not fade away into the sunset quietly.
Sen. Barack Obama leads Clinton among all Democratic delegates, 1,622 to 1,485, in the latest CNN count. Among pledged delegates, Obama leads Clinton 1,413 to 1,242.”Every delegate with very few exceptions is free to make up his or her mind however they choose,” Clinton told Time’s Mark Halperin. “We talk a lot about so-called pledged delegates, but every delegate is expected to exercise independent judgment,” she said. Earlier in the week she made very similar comments to the editorial board of the Philadelphia Daily News, as well as in a Newsweek interview published two weeks ago. “And also remember that pledged delegates in most states are not pledged,” she said Monday. “You know there is no requirement that anybody vote for anybody. They’re just like superdelegates.”
According to CNN, the last time a major candidate lobbied pledged delegates to switch sides was at the 1980 convention, when Ted Kennedy’s campaign tried to recruit delegates who arrived at the convention supporting eventual nominee Jimmy Carter. After that battle, the Democratic Party altered a provision that required pledged delegates to support the candidate they had arrived at the convention to back. Media reports have said that the Clinton advisers have cited the altered rule, which dates to 1982 and says only that pledged delegates “shall in all good conscience reflect the sentiments of those who elected them.” This led to the creation of a new category of delegate — the so-called “superdelegates” — party leaders and elected officials who are free to support any candidate they wish, regardless of vote totals in their home states. Some states require their delegates to support the candidate they are pledged to but most do not.
Once again, Hillary Clinton continues to demonstrate that she does not give a rat’s ass if her actions slip the Democratic Party down the middle. I wonder if she has thought long and hard about the implications of her actions. For starters, much of the black vote will either go to McCain or just not go out to vote. Other voters, may very well also go to McCain. I tell you, this mess spells disaster for the Democratic Party and a victory of John McCain come November. All this squabbling and backstabbing is so unbecoming of a lady, but then again, who said Hillary Clinton is a “lady?” You have got to give her credit, she is a helluva fighter, but she makes new enemies as she goes along. Personally, if this mess continues to the end, I will become an Independent. I cannot bear the thought of voting for John McCain, but if Hillary gets the nomination through underhanded means, I may very well, just do that. Not voting is not in my book. I believe voting is very important. Just my thoughts, you be the judge……