Strong-Arming Pelosi

Did this backfire or what. The desperation is starting to show and again I think Senator Clinton has made a conscious decision to take the lead at any cost. I don't doubt she's a fighter but having her financial backers bribe the democratic party publicly is bound to hurt her.
Moveon.org is all fired up and this is a great excuse for super delegates to make their move. Who is advising Senator Clinton?
They should be fired including former President Clinton who hurts her campaign everytime he opens his mouth. How much money will Senator Obama raise because of this controversy?

Senator Clinton clearly believes she won't be selected as VP so she's decided to take everyone down with her. Both candidates are clearly defining themselves by their actions.Obama doesn't have to be a god to beat her,he just has to take the high road because the other road is taken.

Tags: Backfire, billionaires, Bribe, clinton, Pelosi (all tags)

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Terrible Political Move

It slaps the grass-roots in the face.

It stinks of everything wrong with Politics and just serves to remind people that some people think they can buy their way into the process.

I'm surprise the Camp Clinton allows such a stupid letter to be sent to begin with.

I expect the DCCC will be getting a windfall of small donations due to this nonsense.

by Chimpeach 2008-03-28 07:15AM | 0 recs
Pelosi was strong-arming the voters

and was being divisive.

by catfish1 2008-03-28 07:19AM | 0 recs
Re: Strong-Arming Pelosi

Pelosi, as a party leader, must show leadership by playing by the rules. To tell superdelegates that they should not follow the current rule 'of independent judgment' and make their vote an automatic vote tying to the popular vote is changing the rule in the middle of the game. That is called cheating or stealing the nomination.

Clinton's supporters have every right to call Pelosi out for this lack of leadership and underhand tactic.

Let these candidates make their case to everyone, including the superdelegates.

Obama and his supporters such as Pelosi or Moveon, have a double standard. They are whining that Clinton is 'stealing' their nomination when it is them who is doing it.

It is this type of behaviors such as Pelosi that will certainly motivate Clinton's supporters to vote for McCain.

Here is the truth:

1. Neither Obama and Clinton satisfies the required delegates to officially win the nomination under the current rule.

2. Both candidates are making their case using some various methods such as big states, small states, popular votes, pledged or super delegates, etc...

3. Superdelegates are not bound by anything but 'using their independent judgment" to make their choice. That is the current rule.

by Hurdy Gurdy 2008-03-28 07:42AM | 0 recs
Re: Strong-Arming Pelosi

She is attempting to influence their independent judgment. This is called debating. Most people here think it's a good thing.

Her argument is that selecting as nominee the candidate who was favored by fewer states, fewer voters, and won less of the pledged delegates creates a strong risk of splitting the party. It's a pretty reasonable and sensible argument.

You may choose to disagree, but there's nothing wrong about her expressing her opinion as to the wisdom of such a move. It's a statement of her feelings about the Democratic party and her worries of the damage such a selection would do it it.

In no way is it cheating or stealing the nomination. If it is, then I would call upon Clinton and every Clinton supporter to immediately cease lobbying the superdelegates. If it's stealing or cheating when Pelosi does it, it's stealing or cheating when anyone else does it too.

by Texas Gray Wolf 2008-03-28 08:13AM | 0 recs
One vote

Should not a 1 vote majority be as scared as a unanimous vote.  Isn't that a cornerstone of democracy.  Is not the will of the people represented by delegates due to the fact that they are the measure of how people voted.  Would you overturn a 1 vote majority and say that democracy doesn't matter.

by Student Guy 2008-03-28 07:45AM | 0 recs
Re: Strong-Arming Pelosi

I see all this 'handwringing' and whining about how Clinton has 'done Pelosi' wrong.  Suddenly Pelosi is the darling of the Obama wing of the party, you know the 'right on the war' folks.  What about all those calls over at the orange sewer site from months ago calling Pelosi everything but a real Democrat when she put impeachment 'off the table'?  What about all those good Obama supporters who got in line to support Sheehan's blackmail of Pelosi?

I guess it just depends on whether Pelosi's 'improper' stance is helping your candidate, it's not at all about ethics or 'change', it's just about what has now become clearly more of Obama's 'politics as usual'.

by emsprater 2008-03-28 08:43AM | 0 recs

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