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  •  Am I the only one who thinks (3+ / 0-)
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    anastasia p, Patrick B, forestgreen

    the superdelegate story is being overhyped by the media, at least at this point?

    There is so many things that can change in the next few weeks. One candidate could possibly take off (not sure which one, but it could happen). Momentum can shift daily. We've seen this from plenty of polls that gave us very inaccurate information about the results in different states.

    My thought is that any handwringing about how the superdelegates will select our nominee is very premature.

    It just seems to me that the media is absolutely addicted to the idea that there must be scandal and/or controversy in the Democratic party contest. They are trying to find something every day to screech about.

    Personally, I'm gonna ride the primary season out and not grow any gray hairs about how, in the event that this contest actually went to the convention, superdelegates could make the choice. After all, I think there would be a hell of a lot of bargaining, back-door deals, and a decision before the convention (or, at least they'd make a deal that they'd run together and wait to announce it at the convention, in order to get the biggest excitement factor out of this highly unusual event in modern politics).

    I remember a time when the American President was the leader of the free world. ****** Repeat after me: "Neoconservatism has failed America."

    by land of the free on Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 08:28:00 PM PST

    •  Actually I tnink the Super's are doing their job (1+ / 0-)
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      land of the free

      Which is to make sure the will of the people is met.
      Yea the MSM is over hyping everything.

      •  the latest story of overhyping (0+ / 0-)

        Dan Abrams had a 21 year old who has never voted before (in a presidential election... duh, check his age!) and was railing on how awful it is that he's been called & contacted by surrogates of the Clinton and Obama campaigns, that he's never voted and could end up choosing the President. As if the man would be able to single-handedly choose. As if the man hasn't a clue about politics and isn't well informed. He has an excellent resume and has run for office before. He's highly involved in politics.

        People are going apeshit about this. The fact is, we're MONTHS away from knowing if the superdelegates will make any serious impact on the election.

        It appears they take their responsibility very seriously. I don't understand why reasonable thinking is going out the window, and the majority of people are buying into all of the hype of controversy.


        I remember a time when the American President was the leader of the free world. ****** Repeat after me: "Neoconservatism has failed America."

        by land of the free on Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 08:55:55 PM PST

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      •  Except Obama's wins (0+ / 0-)

        It seemed like they were trying to ignore last weekend, CNN at least. :D

    •  Totally (2+ / 0-)
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      txdemfem, land of the free
      I have been thinking this myself. The media just likes drama and conflict and if there's none there, they invent it.

      We're retiring Steve LaTourette (R-Family Values for You But Not for Me) and sending Judge Bill O'Neill to Congress from Ohio-14:

      by anastasia p on Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 09:10:36 PM PST

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      •  Congrats...Grasshopper (0+ / 0-)

        you have discovered the Truth...just watch Russert, Tweety, or that weasel Tucker...that's why they say "there's no policy differences among the Democrats"...they can just focus on the horse race or how either of them did in potty-training etc....

        What the hell's going on out here--Vince Lombardi -6.75/-5.85

        by Patrick B on Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 09:14:45 PM PST

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    •  The super delegate issue matters to people (1+ / 0-)
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      I took a train this morning and someone emphatically said "The super delegates had better reflect the will of the people." Her friend agreed.

      Also it's important enough for both candidates to publicly go back and forth about it, spinning and arguing for how the supers should vote.

      There are reports too of the Clintons researching the interests of each super delegate, then getting the appropriate celebrity to call that super to try and win their vote.

      •  it's becoming a popular concern BECAUSE (0+ / 0-)

        of the media hype. The media is harping about it nonstop, as if it is somehow illegal or immoral.

        They're trying to make a scandal out of it, and particularly hyping that Clinton is doing something wrong.

        Superdelegates have been around and involved in the process for a long, long time. Both Obama and Clinton surrogates have been contacting superdelegates for weeks. It's a non-story.

        I think this is simply a media rouse to try and create controversy, try and act like the Clinton political machine can control everyone and everything. It's concern trolling, IMO.

        (BTW, in case you think I'm biased, I'm not a Clinton partisan. I'm currently an "undecided" voter, having been an Edwards supporter and my primary occurred before he withdrew. I'm content with either Obama or Clinton as the nominee. I'm just calling it like I see it - and I think the media is trying to create a constant environment of controversy to get ratings.)

        I remember a time when the American President was the leader of the free world. ****** Repeat after me: "Neoconservatism has failed America."

        by land of the free on Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 10:56:34 PM PST

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