Clinton Pushes For Delegate

Relationships Earlier this week, Clinton was vocal in pointing out the ability for delegates, even those who had already pledged their support to a particular candidate, to make a switch from one candidate to another. The Democratic National Convention fact sheet confirms that delegates may cast their vote for whichever candidate they choose at the convention, regardless of whether or not they have already pledged their support for a particular Presidential hopeful. The fact sheet does, however, urge the delegates to reflect the sentiments of those who elected them. Mixed Feelings on Clintons Motivations While pretty much everyone agrees it is unlikely to see delegates switch their votes from those already pledged, Clinton wishes to remind Democrats that the unexpected has already happened and could happen again before the final nomination is decided. Some supporters of Obama have referred to Clintons tactics as slimy, reiterating there is no way they would even consider changing their vote unless urged to do so by Obama himself. So far, there have been no confirmed reports of Clintons campaign contacting anyone seeking a change in vote. While she may remind the delegates of the option to switch, to be so forward in pushing for it would be viewed as questionable business tactics. Others, though, say she is well within her rights to remind the delegates of their right to change their mind. Some believe the motivation behind the move is to create an environment in which the superdelegates would not be so hesitant to overrule the will of elected delegates. As of right now, Hillary Clinton is trailing Barack Obama by 120 delegates, with 580 delegates remaining. Many feel that the final decision as to who will run for the White House on the Democratic ticket will fall to the superdelegates to decide at the Democratic National Convention, which is still five months away. As of right now, with Obama leading in delegate votes, many feel the superdelegates would be extremely reluctant to overturn their will. It is seen as a very perilous and lonely position in which the superdelegates may find themselves. Who are the Superdelegates? The superdelegates are those who are not elected by voters but still hold an automatic vote when the Democratic National Convention rolls around. This includes governors, members of the Democratic National Convention, former leaders including Al Gore, and members of the United States House of Representatives. While Clinton may be hopeful that some delegates may decide to change their votes before the convention begins later this summer, most view it as wishful thinking and unlikely. One Democratic strategist who has pledged support to neither candidate, Chris Kofinis, suggests that Hillary Clintons mere mention of the idea of delegates switching sides is .ical. Once a spokesman for John Edwards, Kofinis says he does not see it happening at all. Meanwhile, the Democratic nomination is still up for grabs, with no clear-cut winner as of yet. The Pennsylvania primaries could prove to be a turning point in the nomination process, and if Clinton loses Pennsylvania, which is unlikely, there is a good chance of the party calling for her to resign her pursuit of the White House. For right now, though, it is anybodys guess as to who will finally run on the November Democratic ticket. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: