Posted by D. Cupples| Some of the Democratic Party's most influential fund raisers sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in which they 1) explain the function of super-delegates, and 2) ask Pelosi to stop pushing for an end to the presidential primaries before 10 states' voters have been allowed to vote.
In part, the letter states:
"Several states and millions of Democratic voters have not yet had a chance to cast their votes.
"We respect those voters and believe that they, like the voters in the states that have already participated, have a right to be heard. None of us should make declarative statements that diminish the importance of their voices and their votes. We are writing to say we believe your remarks on ABC News This Week on March 16th did just that.
"During your appearance, you suggested super-delegates have an obligation to support the candidate who leads in the pledged delegate count as of June 3rd , whether that lead be by 500 delegates or 2. This is an untenable position that runs counter to the party’s intent in establishing super-delegates in 1984 as well as your own comments recorded in The Hill ten days earlier..." (Talking Points Memo)
Yes, I suspect that American citizens in those 10 states that haven't yet had primaries really would like to have their votes count.
What exactly is wrong with waiting two or three months before picking a nominee? The general election is about seven months away.
Update: According to Capital Eye (a website of Center for Responsive Politics) states:
"The 20 major Democratic donors didn't call direct attention to the $23.6 million that they've given to the Democratic Party since 1999, but they reminded her of their "enthusiastic" support over the years."
As well as donations to Democratic candidates, the group has given nearly $3 million to the DCCC, $553,650 to Hillary Clinton's senate or presidential campaigns, and $53,200 to Barack Obama's senate or presidential campaigns. Memeorandum has commentary
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