Delegates and Superdelegates....I'm so confused!

Wanda Holderman: February 21, 20080 Comments

Superman, Superwoman, Super Lotto, Super Mario, Supernatural, Superficial....and then there's Superdelegate....what does that mean? Oh, and by the way, did you know there's District-level delegates, At-Large delegates, Unpledged party-leader delegates, Pledged party-leader delegates, Unpledged elected-official delegates, Pledged elected-official delegates, and Unpledged add-on delegates. Oh please!


But the madness doesn't stop there. Unlike conventional delegates, Superdelegates are free to support whomever they please! They make up about one-fifth of all delegates. Mmmmm....this means there is a potential for a brokered or in essence, negotiated convention. Yikes! Oh, and another thing, Superdelegates are not obligated to support the candidate chosen by voters. So, no guarantees.


I have a headache!...and I'm still confused. Why can't we just have a majority decision and be done with it?


Oh well, just when I thought healthcare was hard to explain......