...that popular vote is uncountable and pledged delegates are meaningless? This whole "democracy" thing is just too hard, so let's return to the old days of smoky backrooms where the insiders pick the nominee?
...and more popular votes, I really hope for the sake of the party that the superdelegates do the right thing at the convention. Because if they don't, there isn't going to be much of a Democratic Party anymore.
Ickes already is blaming Penn. What's he blaming Penn for? Hillary's failed presidential campaign, obviously. When Ickes is talking like this, you KNOW it's over.
Reading about the nasty inner conflicts, power struggles, and compromises of principle by this group of Clintonistas (going back to the 1960s) provides as clear a reason as any for why the American people have sensed that the country desperately needs to move on -- without the Clintons.
It would be like prosecuting a law-abiding driver whose car was rear-ended by a reckless driver, causing it to bump the car in front of it. It makes no sense, so it doesn't happen. The reckless driver is the one who gets fined.
..."provided." Read ALL of section A, not just part of one sentence. Section A in its entirety clearly means that no other state may schedule ahead of Feb. 5, PROVIDED that Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, and South Carolina schedule their contests no earlier than X days before Feb. 5.
Michigan and Florida then proceeded to flagrantly violate the clearly stated rules by moving ahead of Feb. 5. That resulted in the other states adjusting their dates in reaction to the violations by Michigan and Florida. Florida even scheduled its primary on what was supposed to be South Carolina's date.
Once the rules were broken by Michigan and Florida, it's ridiculous to blame the states that were supposed to go before Feb. 5 for making minor adjustments in reaction to the violations by Michigan and Florida.
According to the rules laid out by the DEMOCRATIC PARTY, South Carolina's primary was supposed to be held before Feb. 5. Florida and Michigan were NOT supposed to be held before Feb. 5. South Carolina was supposed to be the fourth contest. It ended up going fifth, because Michigan said to hell with the rules and jumped ahead of it.
That particular race is exactly as invalid as FL or MI.
...you were right about New Hampshire, so maybe she can pull it off again, but Wisconsin is the last, best shot Clinton has to stop Obama's momentum. Wisconsin has an open primary with same-day registration, a major urban area, and lots of colleges. If she can make it there, she can make it anywhere ... but I don't think she will.
Among the GOP'ers and right-leaners that I know: Open contempt for Hillary, respect for Obama. Maybe they just don't want to appear racist, but frankly it doesn't matter to me, because their reluctance to attack him is real. The radio nutjobs and Fake News already have their ducks in a row against Hillary, but Obama makes their lives much more difficult.