Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Unelected Superdels Clinch the Deal for Obama

Photo credits: Getty images

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote with 17,785,009 votes compared to Barack Obama’s 17,479, 990. But at the end of the day on June 3, 2008, the questionable resolution of the Michigan and Florida dilemma by the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws committee and the lemming-like support of unelected superdelegates had already tipped the scales in favor of Obama.

For months Clinton stood firm against the repeated efforts by the Obama campaign and its media allies to force her to drop out of the race; thanks to her courage, determination, and outstanding leadership, the voters in every primary were given the opportunity to vote.

It is unfortunate that in their rush to anoint Barack Obama the presumptive nominee, Democratic party leaders have chosen to overturn the will of the people.

This state of affairs does not bode well for the general election or the future of the Democratic party. It cries out for a close examination of the Democratic nomination process and much needed reform to insure that sexism and misogyny will never again be used to nominate the weaker male candidate over the stronger and obviously better qualified female candidate.

In the meantime, I’ve a hunch that thousands of women who supported Hillary Clinton will continue to refuse to sit down, shut up, and get with the program of a good old boys network that blatantly dominates the Democratic party and the media.

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