Clinton Goes After Pledged Delegates

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You knew it was going to happen. The math is just too stacked against her, so she’s going after the delegates you’re not really supposed to go after.

Sure, you technically can because they technically can switch, but they’re not really supposed to. Because if they do, that’s really subverting the will of the voters. And I think it should be stated again, these are the delegates meted out based on the vote of primary voters. If they switch, that overturns the will of the voters.

Obama and Hill were in North Dakota a couple days ago and, well, she can speak for herself…

Clinton made it clear to North Dakota Democrats last night that she believes there is no such thing as a pledged delegate and highlighted that stubborn streak in her appeal for delegates to switch from Obama to her when the Democratic national party holds its nominating convention this August.

“I am here tonight because I am seeking your support,” Clinton said, adding that she never gives up.

“I know what it’s like to stumble. I know what it means to get knocked down. But I’ve never stayed down. I never will and neither will America if we get ready to win this election in November,” she said.

As I’ve said before regarding all this stuff about delegates, it’s certainly within her rights to do whatever she wants, but you can only push this “fighter” meme so long before it starts to become a caricature. It’s like that scene with the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. You know, the one where King Arthur keeps cutting off the Black Knight’s appendages, but he keeps on fighting?

Better to just embed the scene…

I love the line, “I move for no man.” Oddly fitting.

Listen, I’m not telling Hillary to get out, but let’s not forget that Obama won Texas…and didn’t Bill say she had to win both Ohio and Texas? Yes, she won the popular vote, but these contests aren’t solely about the popular vote. And even if it were, Obama is leading in that category too overall.

So here’s the question: does Hillary really want to be know as the Black Knight of the Democratic party?

  • Elbram

    Americans, fellow patriots, please consider getting on board with Obama! It is time that we join together behind this wonderful candidate who is not aligned with special interests (corporate donors)!

    These special interests (corporate donors) don’t stand a chance against us because Obama is the ONLY candidate that has built the ONLY weapon that can be effective against the special interest (corporate donors) money/influence. The weapon that I speak of is the 1.2+ million individual donors and more importantly individual voter database! Help our party grow that database even more and be a part of the calvary that frees America’s politics from those special interest groups (corporate donors) that Clinton and McCain are publicly aligned with!

    We are the ones we have been waiting for!

    -US Army veteran

  • clary3

    If it is “good politics” to associate Obama with Rev. Wright to demean his judgement, why isn’t it good politics to demean Hillary for continuing to live with an adulterer and liar? After she loses, she and Bill can get a divorce and they will have enough money to live corpulent lives apart.gathered

  • nancy

    The most worrisome thing about the Bill affair is that as President, he lied under oath. Did his position as President mean that little to him…did he place so little value on it?Many companies don’t allow you to date anyone else in the company. What kind of judgement did he show in doing it it the first place, but with an intern? No judgement, no ethics, it’s all about what they, the Clintons want. And now he has something going on with Belinda Stronach? Why doesn’t she distance herself from Bill? A strong woman would have thrown him to the wolves a long time ago. Thing is, I’m not for or against extramarital sex…I just think it a question of who, what, when and where in this case.

  • clary3

    jacksmith certainly makes impassioned pleas —-with half truths for which pols are so well known. As an Independent registered voter, I am so tired of the Clintons, I could vomit. They had the stage far too long and should give it up. America needs new leadership to satisfy the young and open-minded who hate what Washington has become. I will vote for Obama or I will stay home on election day as I have done in the past when choices were so poor.

  • TerenceC


    I appreciate your passion but don’t stay home on election day if your candidate isn’t in the race – that’s defeatist and frankly that attitude is part of the problem that got us here. There are other candidates that will be on the ballot – the Green party for instance, but there are many others – you don’t have to vote for Dem’s or Rep’s only

  • Lostvote

    Oh yes clary3, please vote for someone who does not have a snowballs chance in hell of winning or not at all…that’ll show ’em! By the by…did I happen to mention that my primary vote in FL is not being counted? No? Well, last I heard we are being punished for something we didn’t want (move our primary date up) by the DNC who states rules are more important than an individuals vote…imagine that! Also, as far as the “popular” vote goes counting FL/MI would place Clinton on par with Obama.
    So while you all are whining about things that are really not relevant to this election try and do a little whining for your fellow FL/MI voters who have lost their most fundamental right – the right to vote.

  • Ron

    I for one think that JACKSMITH is an idiot

  • clary3

    Lostvote, I do happen to think the FL and MI situation is ridiculous. Shows you what politicians are most capable of – chaos. THEY DON’T CARE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER WHAT YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL THINKS. As an Independent registered voter and a long-time Arizona resident, I don’t think McCain has a chance against either Democrat. You should look into the Keating affair in depth to learn why many in Arizona, including those in his own party, don’t like him. There is plenty of information on the internet about his sordid alliance with Charles Keating. He will be “swift-boated” into a swamp when the race begins. All of this leads me to think we need wholesale change in Washington, once and for all. The Clintons are part of the Washington that has led to my disgust for politics. And, for those who think presidents are responsible for the nation’s economy, good times or bad times, they should get a course in Economics 101 at a nearby junior college. Clinton just happened to be on the scene when the cycle turned up.