If those were the only reasons that the supers could switch their votes, then teh rules would say so.
At any rate I don't think your characterization of the reason for the supers' existence is accurate. The exist as a kind of Senate to provide a check and balance to the pledged delegate process. They are empowered to act as they see fit - their judgement is trusted by virtue of their position.
Incidentally, this diary is about the political process, the nomination, and the popular vote. It is not about Jerome Armstrong. I will not be shy about using my TU status if people can't stick to the issues.
Frankly, if everyone who Just Cant Vote for Clinton/Obama were indeed to boycot Dkos and myDD, both sites would benefit tremendously. I'll rec any diary that calls for a strike next time I see it on that basis.
moving up their primaries is being penalized - the state delegations under my proposal are being halved. Thats a major penalty but it also respects the enfranchisement of the voters. Again, this is supposed to be a compromise. A pragmatic, attainable compromise.
well, I think I addressed that, as Obama wouldnt necessarily have received all the remaining 45% of votes if the other candidates had been on the ballot. Obama should be satisfied to receive maximal 45% (which is more than uncommitted, mind you). Again, since the total delegate count will be halved, we are quibbling over 2.5% not 5%. The point here is to actually compromise, not obtain maximal advantage for one side or the other.
michigan 50-50 is not a compromise, its an absolute position. in the interest of resolving the issue, and with an eye towards denying the gop an advantage in november, i think its foolish to quibble over 5%, especially if the total delegate count is halved.
is a form of slang, and largely applies to indians and pakistanis. Some pakistanis prefer to self-identify as muslim american and dont move much in desi circles, but desi is sort of a pan-subcontinental fusion identity rather than specifically indian or pakistani or bangladeshi etc.