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Super Delegates

Supporting Hillary Can Be Exhausting But Is Totally Worth It

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

What is exhausting is debating someone whom you respect who says "I like Hillary" but finds every reason not to defend her against even specious attacks or be willing to speak out when they agree with her.

Eliminate Superdelegates: Democratic Change Commission

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eighteen months removed from a protracted presidential primary fight, a Democratic group convened to examine the nominating process has recommended th...

Obama Makes History, But Can/Will he Unite Democrats Against McCain?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Make no mistake: winning the Democratic nomination by the smallest of delegate margins and practically tying on the popular vote, is a far, far cry from being victorious in November.

Superdelegates Caved in to Obama: Why Do We Need Them? They Served No Purpose At All

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

If the superdelegates had any cajones they'd be calling each other tonight and say, What have we done? There's still time to set this thing right.

Superdelegates Still Splitting Support: Clinton Picks Up Two; Obama Three

Erin Medlicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erin Medlicott

Reflecting recent seesawing in the race for the Democratic nomination, which seemed all but won by Obama two weeks ago, Party superdelegates, far from tipping the race, are still divided.

YouTube-Generation Superdelegates: Help Lauren And Awais Choose A Presidential Candidate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The roster of Democratic Party superdelegates is a list of Very Serious People with years of political experience. Also on the list are college kids Lauren and Awais. Watch their YouTube and help them vote.

Slouching Toward Denver

Matthew Mundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew Mundy

For the Hillary-truthers, it's now the popular vote that matters. But Hillary won't win the popular vote. So this is the moment that matters for the party and for Hillary. Choose: ultimate victory or agonizing defeat.

Top Clinton Aide: Wright Is Key Issue In My Talks With Superdels

Talking Points Memo | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with me this morning, senior Hillary adviser Harold Ickes confirmed that Reverend Jeremiah Wright is a key topic in his discussions wi...

Perception of Electability At Stake For Obama In Coming Primaries

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

A sweeping defeat for Obama in Pennsylvania or a slow bleed through the last ten contests will plant the question of electability in the minds of some superdelegates.

Obama Calls Out Super Delegates: "Party Insiders" Shouldn't Decide Race

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From Politico's Ben Smith: Obama, at his Chicago press conference just now, lays out his path to the nomination, which depends first on having a majo...

Sam Stein

Obama Winning Delegate Race With California Still To Come | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With California yet to report, NBC News has put the delegate count from Super Tuesday tentatively in favor of Sen. Barack Obama: 841 to 837. The tot...