Sunday, March 9, 2008

Clinton: Delegates Can Disregard Pledges

In a interview with Newsweek recently, Senator Clinton has made clear she does not think elected delegates have to vote for who they were elected to represent. In this, her boldest statement yet, she thinks caucus delegates and elected delegates are free to vote for her even though they were specifically elected to vote for Senator Obama.

It doesn't look bleak at all. I have a very close race with Senator Obama. There are elected delegates, caucus delegates and superdelegates, all for different reasons, and they're all equal in their ability to cast their vote for whomever they choose. Even elected and caucus delegates are not required to stay with whomever they are pledged to. -- Hillary Clinton, Newsweek

This is not correct, and will rip the democratic party to pieces if they keep on in this direction. This sort of thing is not helpful and smells of sourgrapes.