Monday, March 10, 2008

On the Minds Of Superdelegates 2

On the Minds of Superdelegates 1
i'm convinced. superdelegates, most of them, will do the right thing and not overturn the vote of the people.

Brown's not saying who he'll endorse, but in an interview with CNN, he talked about what's important to making his decision.

"I weigh several things. I weigh who won my state, I weigh what issues they are talking about and how they're talking about those issues. I weigh how these candidates are doing nationally on delegate count and how they're doing nationally in popular vote," Brown said.

Right now, Obama leads in the overall delegate count, with 1,527 to Clinton's 1,428. But Clinton has the support of more superdelegates, based on those who have publicized their pick. Clinton's received the backing of 238 superdelegates, compared with Obama's 199. See how the delegate race might play out »

A candidate must get 2,024 delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination.

Brown said momentum is also a factor in making his choice, and he held out hope that the decision for superdelegates would be easier after the next big primaries because a clear front-runner would emerge.

"I don't think this is going to go down to a backroom deal; nobody wants to overturn what voters have said," Brown said.

The superdelegate setup was established in 1982 to bring more moderate Democrats back to conventions, where their attendance had been dropping since the 1950s, and to reflect the party's mainstream more accurately.more

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