Monday, March 10, 2008

Whatever Happened To Those "50 Obama Superdelegates" Tom Brokaw Promised?

A funny thing happened on the way to the Obama coronation...

Those 50 superdelegates, promised by Tom Brokaw last week (and tauted in 26,700 Google hits), never... um, materialized... at least not on the Friday they were scheduled to.

Which begs the question: Who are these 50 superdelegates, and --if they exist-- why are they waiting?

Here's Tom Brokaw's original "scoop":

Fast forward to today...
Influential Democrats Waiting to Choose Sides
Many Superdelegates Hope for Clear Leader After Primaries

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's trio of victories over Sen. Barack Obama last week appears to have convinced a sizable number of uncommitted Democratic superdelegates to wait until the end of the primaries and caucuses before picking a candidate, according to a survey by The Washington Post.

Hm. No mention of Brokaw's 50-superdelegates waiting in the wings to endorse Obama.

What are they waiting for?
Many of the 80 uncommitted superdelegates who were contacted over the past several days said they are reluctant to override the clear will of voters. But if Clinton (N.Y.) and Obama (Ill.) are still seen as relatively close in the pledged, or elected, delegate count in June, many said, they will feel free to decide for themselves which of the candidates would make a stronger nominee to run against Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the fall.


Superdelegates actually waiting to do what they're supposed to do: decide for themselves which of the candidates would make a stronger nominee.

Imagine that!

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and


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