Nancy Pelosi clearly has it in for Hillary Clinton.
The House speaker said today that the so-called Superdelegates should not go against the will of the people when it comes time to decide whom to back at the Democratic convention this summer in Denver, Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton.
In other words, even though the whole idea of the Superdelegates was to have party elders and other party officials help decide the nomination in the event of a close call between candidates, Pelosi, who should know better, is trying to change the rules of the game in the middle of it.
Clinton, of course, leads Obama in the Superdelegate count, so their support is crucial to her White House bid.
Pelosi would prefer they follow the lead of the popular vote, which sounds nice, except, that was not the rules under which the game was played.
Besides, if Pelosi insists on this, then she ought to demand that Ted Kennedy switch his backing from Obama to Clinton since she won his home state hands-down!! That’s the will of the people, isn’t it?
Perhaps Pelosi is insecure about having another no-nonsense woman as chief executive?
Oddly, when it comes to whether or not to seat the delegates from Florida and Michigan, two states Clinton won, Pelosi is all of a sudden a rules traffic cop.
She told an interviewer : “…I don’t think that any states that operated outside the rules of the party can be dispositive of who the nominee is. That is to say, they can’t make the difference because then we would have no rules.”
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