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Why can't we just vote as Americans and let the popular vote be the deciding factor. Who made anyone Super Delegates? Never heard of them until this year and I am 60 years old.

Richard 2008/05/27 14:19:49
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  • irish 2008/05/27 15:29:11
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    its just another way to take the vote away from the majority,and convince the people that their vote counts!when it doesn't!

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  • SNS~DEMOCRACYNOCHANCE 2008/05/27 17:45:01
  • irish 2008/05/27 15:29:11
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    its just another way to take the vote away from the majority,and convince the people that their vote counts!when it doesn't!
  • MadHatter 2008/05/27 15:16:49
  • I Luv Hillary 2008/05/27 14:34:29
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    I Luv Hillary
    It's all Howard Deans fault! However, Howard is apposed to making elections based only on the popular vote, instead of the "Electoral Vote" because his political buddies would only be elected by people from; New York, Chicago, LA, Dallas, Detroit, Baltimore and Philadelphia!
  • Justy Hakubi 2008/05/27 14:33:58
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    The Democrats have been using the superdelegate system since 1984. And Di is correct in a sense about McGovern. In 1968 McGovern chaired a commission which basically switched the Dems from a caucus system to primaries. They wanted to de-emphasize party control. The trouble was that that the dems shifted too far left and the candidates selected were out of sync with the country and they got their clocks cleaned. So in 1984 Jim Hunt reformed the primary system and gave the blend of party control and popular support which the Democrats have today. The Superdelegates are the arm of the party to control its own destiny.
  • Denny 2008/05/27 14:32:27
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    The party made the dicision that the peoples didn't know what the hell they were doing so politicians would help out and tell the people whom to vote for, Making it so much easier. No more Mondull and Dukaka. Problem is they got the power but today they don't have the will to change. As for the popular vote well it would change the dynamic and can be argued that the 10 or so states with the most population could run the country with that power. I don't know, something to think about.
  • This Much 2008/05/27 14:22:01
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    Believe it or not you can track it back to McGovern - the worst candidate ever to run for the democratic party - how ironic huh lol

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