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SIGN PETITION~Superdelegates should not decide nominee


By SandiLincoln - Posted on 12 February 2008

http://www.petitiononline.com/Superdel/petition.html

To:  Democratic Primary Voters

There is a high likelihood that the Democratic nominee for president will not be decided by ordinary voters but rather by party insiders known as Superdelegates.

We do not believe such a decision is in the spirit of democracy and urge the Democratic National Committee to choose the nominee who has the most votes and the most delegates rather than relying on a secret backroom deal.

We believe that such a deal would do extraordinary damage to the Democratic Party and will disillusion many of the voters who are getting involved in politics for the first time in this election cycle.

The two remaining candidates are both extraordinary people and either would be an excellent president.

We urge you to let the people choose the nominee. And in turn we pledge to fully support whichever candidate is chosen.

God Bless America

Sincerely,

Undersigned

*I received this from William from www.barackobama.com I truly believe it would be a tragic and wanted to forward this. I did a quick search to see if this petition was already here, and it didn't show up. Thanks guys!

Good find, Sandi! 

I agree with the sentiment, but I wish it had been written by someone with a better command of legislative language. This, by itself, doesn't really request or suggest anything. It's more of a complaint.

I'm going to poke around and see if there are any other versions out there, that specify exactly what is being requested of the party. 

Sorry, but I cannot pledge my support to any nominee.....If it's not Obama, I'll vote McCain.  (not Obama translates into Hillary)

 

Thanks Barbara! U always know what to do! I just LOVE YA!

Thanks, Sandi!

Looks like there are seven petitions right now. I bet by the end of the week there'll be like a hundred!

This one's probably the strongest so far. It makes it clear what needs to be done and why. 

http://www.petitiononline.com/dem2008/petition.html

Or maybe you and I could write one together. That would be funny. "Hey, Howard, we're not really members of your party. But the way you guys do things seems kinda dumb. Could you fix it pretty quick here so the Superdelegates don't steal the nomination from Obama? Thanks!! XOXO ~ Barbara and Sandi"

 

What do you think?

 

 

 

I agree with you. This is the best of the current petitions I could find.

Whatever they do, the rules need to be made clear as soon as possible and everything must be transparent. No back room deals.

 

DO IT! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Might not be the "Obama Way" though! ha! We need awarness bracelets WWOD..What would Obama do?

If you decide to sign any of these pledges, be very careful in what you are signing. The first pledge states clearly,

"We urge you to let the people choose the nominee. And in turn we pledge to fully support whichever candidate is chosen."

To me, that means I'm committing to support and vote for whomever the nominee is, and that is not true for me personally. Although, I would support the idea that popular vote should determine the nominee even if I could not support them on an independent basis.

But trust your gut. I'm an old skeptic. ;) 

 

Exactly, Zoo. 

I agree with you. I won't support "whichever" democratic nominee is chosen. I'll only vote for Obama and if he doesn't get the nomination I'll have to vote Republican.

You Rock, leaving the zoo! I guess I "scanned" what I signed (which means I read the first line! ha!) And happily signed away. (and I am a REALTOR, which means I should know better!)

You are most correct, that I do not intend on voting for Hillary, because I don't have the same reason as I do for Obama. He gets my vote for being willing to reach out to the other side (my side) to make things better for all. McCain does that, too, but when I switched to Obama in Iowa, McCain really wasn't considered strong...even though he is now. McCain had other issues, too, for me, which opened my mind to consider the other "side". I just love Obama now, and am not torn at all in my loyalty for him!

Nah, it's you all that rock. I'm actually from the other shore (registered democrat) so that I'd rather be hanging out here speaks volume about the company. ;) 

I am all a flutter leavingthe zoo! I love that you are here! We are just so excited about the possibliites with this potential new Obama Administration. The possibilities for all of us...YOUNG AND OLD, MEN AND WOMEN, ALL RACES, AND ALL PARTIES!

SPECTACULAR!!!! Happy Valentines Day!!!

There is a much better letter out there, coming from Democracy for America. Go to www.DemocracyforAmerica.com/VotersDecide and direct your friends there!
Thanks for that Tal.

Superdelegates should not decide nominees!

Superdelegates should not decide nominees!

Hi, the RNC has done a tremendous job of turning out the vote--in the democratic primary--particularly white males. I had no idea that white males had such affinity for African Americans--particularly Muslim ones. Its almost laughable to think that a second year black senator with no expericence would garner so much white support. But then again thats what the plan is right? Get  him  in then destroy him. I garner this website wil close down after he gets the nomination. I guess it will turn in to stopobama.com or maybe stopthen****.com. I hope you enjoy the endless wars that Mccain will partakein will be to your liken.

 Hillary said, "whatever happens we will be fine" I hope she right. 

Terrence, that is a very interesting perspective. But if you think Hillary has a better chance against McCain I believe you are mistaken. The GOP voters would turn out in unprecedented numbers just to keep the Clintons out of the White House.

Thank you for your concern about our longevity. We'll certainly keep you updated on the status of the site. 

I agree completely.  After all, we are all registered Republicans.  I will vote for Obama enthusiastically.  If Hillary gets the nomination (God forbid, please), I will vote for the Republican, McCain.  He is a good man, just misguided on some of the issues and really too old to lead our country into the future.  However, he would be better than Hillary.  Is there such a thing as Republicans for Hillaray?  I doubt it.  If there is one, I'll bet it is has very few members.

Traditional perception is there are tons of Republicans for Hillary, just for all the wrong reasons: link: they want her to win the nomination so McCain can pummel her in the general election.

I can't find any evidence of a "Republicans for Hillary" group, though I suppose there must be one out there somewhere. I believe she does generate some cross-party support from older professional women.

I agree completely.  After all, we are all registered Republicans.  I will vote for Obama enthusiastically.  If Hillary gets the nomination (God forbid, please), I will vote for the Republican, McCain.  He is a good man, just misguided on some of the issues and really too old to lead our country into the future.  However, he would be better than Hillary.  Is there such a thing as Republicans for Hillaray?  I doubt it.  If there is one, I'll bet it is has very few members.

Muslim?  Plan?  Close Down?  RNC?  White males?

Ohhhhhhhhh, Now I get it.  Barbara, Sandi, where are you??  It's time for TG's meds........

Your optimism seems to have been derailed. C'mere you big lug. We've got koolaid! ;)

 

(I might not be able to change a mind, but who says I can't play with one?) 

 

<(I might not be able to change a mind, but who says I can't play with one?) >

Be careful Zoo......A mind is a terrible thing to lose.  LOL

 

So long as it's not mine, I'm not worried. Heh.

Suzi,

Yep.

 kathrynforobama

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