Super Delegates’ importance grows, Obama trails Clinton among Democratic elite

Hillary Clinton has about a 2 to 1 advantage in Super Delegates in the Democratic Primary. Super Delegates are leaders of the Democratic Party who will cast a vote at the 2008 convention in Denver.

The 842 unpledged “super-delegates” comprise nearly 40 percent of the number of delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination. Doesn’t sound very Democratic to me.

Here is a list of who qualifies as a Super Delegate according to

  • Former Presidents and Vice Presidents
  • Governors
  • Senators
  • Representatives
  • DNC Members
  • Other

Click here to see a list of all of the Super Delegates. Why should Walter Mondale, Tom Daschle, and Dick Gephardt have such a large say in who will become President?

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