Politics 101

Is this even representative of a republic?

Take some time to learn more about how the primary process works on the democrat side of the aisle.  I’m not advocating the republican method (I think both primary systems suck), but the democrats have really managed to butcher the process.

Look for lawsuits out the whazoo as the primary season comes to a close.  This time, it won’t be Bush v. Gore — it’ll be Clinton v. Obama.  And here’s the perfect part: one side is going to hijack the winning arguments presented before the Supreme Court by the Bush team.

Isn’t life grand?

Check this out for a preview of just a small part of the basis for litigation:

Superdelegates get campaign cash
Posted by Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor February 14, 2008 03:54 PM

Many of the superdelegates who could well decide the Democratic presidential nominee have already been plied with campaign contributions by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, a new study shows.

“While it would be unseemly for the candidates to hand out thousands of dollars to primary voters, or to the delegates pledged to represent the will of those voters, elected officials serving as superdelegates have received about $890,000 from Obama and Clinton in the form of campaign contributions over the last three years,” the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics reported today.

About half the 800 superdelegates — elected officials, party leaders, and others — have committed to either Clinton or Obama, though they can change their minds until the convention.

Obama’s political action committee has doled out more than $694,000 to superdelegates since 2005, the study found, and of the 81 who had announced their support for Obama, 34 had received donations totaling $228,000.

Clinton’s political action committee has distributed about $195,000 to superdelegates, and only 13 of the 109 who had announced for her have received money, totaling about $95,000.

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