Sunday, March 16, 2008

'Raw Politics': Dems should have seen it coming

(CNN) -- When I was a first-grader in South Dakota, my older brother and I climbed onto a sled, at the top of an ice covered trail that plunged through a forest.

He stretched out on his stomach and grabbed the steering handles, I climbed onto his back and held tight. A quick push and we were flying; faster and faster, ice crystals stinging, the steel runners cutting like blades.

Then we saw it. Dead ahead. A fat pine.

He yelled for me to fall off; lighten the load so he might swerve away. I held tight. He said I was pinning his arms down. I held tight. He said we were going to hit. He was right.

As we lay in the snow by our crumpled sled, gloves, hats, boots strewn around like a yard sale, two teenage girls walked by. They looked at us, looked at the tree, looked the sled run, and summed up our adventure. "Well, you could have seen that coming."

Michigan. Florida. The Democrats could have, should have seen it coming.

Back when they decided to punish both states by stripping them of their delegates for moving up their primaries, national party officials made it clear they felt they had no other


This is from Sun. March 8. But how true it is. NOW you have Pelosi saying this.......

Pelosi: Superdelegates may do damage

WASHINGTON (AP) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it would be damaging to the Democratic party for its leaders to buck the will of national convention delegates picked in primaries and caucuses, a declaration that gives a boost to Sen. Barack Obama.

So why does she keep helping Barack Obama? She tells the SD's sit still, wait, but she keeps making statements to help Sen.Obama. …Is this a case of do as I say not as I do?

"If the votes of the super delegates overturn what's happened in the elections, it would be harmful to the Democratic party," Pelosi said in an interview taped Friday for broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

The California Democrat did not mention either Obama or his rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, by name. But her remarks seemed to suggest she was prepared to cast her ballot at the convention in favor of the candidate who emerges from the primary season with the most pledged delegates.....................................

In her interview, Pelosi also said that even if one candidate winds up with a larger share of the popular vote than the delegate leader, the candidate who has more delegates should prevail.

I thought the SD's are supposed to decide for themselves who they think the better candidate is? Is she for Obama? What if after all the people vote he does not have the lead, SD's can shift.....there are a lot of people left to vote....and what about that popular vote, you know what I am talking about, what if Hillary has the popular vote in the end. Then we don't listen to what the people say? POPULAR VOTE = VOICE OF THE PEOPLE ....We won't know that until everyone has had a chance to vote.....Is Pelosi going to let everyone vote? What does she want in Florida and Michigan? One more thing.......the "DEM's FOR A DAY" picking the democratic candidate??? As a 30 year dem. I don't like it. Is this how Obama is going to win the nomination? Read This


Who's Picking the Democratic Nominee?