Sunday, February 10, 2008

Super Delegates

Chris Bowers will leave the party if party insiders, aka super delegates, choose the next nominee.
If the institution that exists to resolve disputes within the American center-left does not operate according to democratic principles, then I see no reason to continue participating within that institution. If that institution fails to respect democratic principles in its most important internal contest of all--nominating an individual for President of the United States--then I will quit the Democratic Party. And yes, I am perfectly serious about this. If someone is nominated for POTUS from the Democratic Party despite another candidate receiving more poplar support from Democratic primary voters and caucus goers, I will resign as local precinct captain, resign my seat on the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee, immediately cease all fund raising for all Democrats, refuse to endorse the Democratic "nominee" for any office, and otherwise disengage from the Democratic Party through all available means of doing so.
As I noted several days ago, such an outcome would blow the party apart and lose an entire generation of new supporters who will not tolerate such old skool political bullshit.

BUT, I think we are a long way from party Armageddon. Let's see where we are after Pennsylvania's primary on April 22.

I'll be curious to see if we see a Clinton comeback on March 4.

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