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By Marc Campos




The Race And Super Duper Dem Delegates – Again

If we have learned anything in this year’s Dem Prez sweepstakes it’s that we haven’t learned everything or for that matter anything. We know for certain that Obama has a vastly superior Caucus organization. We could easily have a situation here on the evening of Tuesday, March 4 where Hillary wins the votes that are cast before 7 pm. and the Obama camp overwhelms the Hillary folks at the precinct conventions fifteen minutes later. Remember, 126 delegates are divvied up based on the March 4 vote while another 67 are distributed through the convention process. We will have a pretty good idea how the 67 delegates are assigned after the March 29 county/senatorial district conventions. So it would be a bit premature for the media and pundits to “call” a state for a candidate the evening of March 4. If you ask me, they ought to say – “CNN is ready to predict that Obama or Hillary won today’s Lone Star State Democratic Primary vote where 126 delegates are at stake, however, Lone Star State Democrats are caucusing this evening in a process where another 67 delegates are up for grabs” – whew! Of course, they aren’t going to ask Commentary.

The issue of the role of the Super Dem Delegates in the Prez sweepstakes is getting a lot of run these days. I’ve yet to hear a good reason why Super Dem Delegates were created in the first place.

Commentary has never been a fan of the super delegate concept. I always thought it was sort of an “elite” thing that didn’t fit within the goals and principles of the Democratic Party. I used to like the old days where Party officials and members of congress and other big shots used to compete with the Party regulars for national delegate status. They would ultimately get seated but they would still have to compete. Now it looks like the whole Super Duper Dem Delegate issue could end up being a not so good thing in the eye of the U.S. of A. voter. Hopefully, Dems will wise up and do away with Super Duper Dem Delegates after this election.

Texas Super Dem Delegates (endorsements):

1. DNC Boyd Richie - TX Chair
2. DNC Roy LaVerne Brooks - TX Vice Chair
3. DNC Hon. Yvonne Davis
4. DNC Hon. Al Edwards
5. DNC Norma Fisher Flores (Clinton)
6. DNC Jaime Gonzalez Jr.
7. DNC David Holmes
8. DNC John Patrick
9. DNC Betty Richie
10. DNC Bob Slagle
11. At Large DNC Sue Lovell (Clinton)
12. At Large DNC Senfronia Thompson (Obama – according to a Friday press release)
13. At Large DNC Robert Martinez
14. At Large DNC Denise Johnson (Clinton)
15. At Large DNC Bob Strauss
16. At Large DNC David Hardt
17. Al Green (Obama)
18. Charlie Gonzalez
19. Chet Edwards
20. Ciro Rodriguez
21. Eddie Bernice Johnson
22. Former Speaker Jim Wright (Clinton)
23. Gene Green (Clinton)
24. Henry Cuellar (Clinton)
25. Lloyd Doggett
26. Nick Lampson
27. Ruben Hinojosa (Clinton)
28. Sheila Jackson Lee (Clinton)
29. Solomon Ortiz (Clinton)
30. Silvestre Reyes (Clinton)
31. Moses Mercado (Obama)
32. Linda Chavez-Thompson

Hillary’s Latina campaign manger was replaced yesterday. How do you say you’re fired in Spanish?

I guess they forgot to tell the GOPers in Kansas and Louisiana that their race for Prez is over.

I wonder if the Dem Prez nominee will be settled before the All Star break. Speaking of, Spring Training kicks off this week!


February 11, 2008 9:00AM


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