Democratic party and independent voters that were planning to vote in next year’s DNC primaries and caucuses shouldn’t bother – Hillary has already won.
Senior Clinton campaign officials are claiming that she has already secured one-fifth of the pledges needed to win the Democratic presidential nomination. They come from current and former elected officials, committee officeholders, and other party dignitaries.
We reported that Clinton’s campaign is simply the coronation of the pre-ordained queen and now it appears it shall be so.
The Clinton camp’s claim to more than 440 delegates means she’s already wrapped up the support of more than 60 percent of the approximately 713 superdelegates who, under party rules, are among those who cast votes for the nomination, along with delegates selected by rank-and-file voters in primaries and caucuses beginning next February.
So what of the throngs of Sanders supporters “feeling the burn” in huge rallies all over the nation? What of the undecided liberals and independents that haven’t had a chance to vote yet? “Let them eat cake!”, says the queen’s menagerie.
The Clinton campaign has been quietly buying super delegates behind the scenes giving Hillary a much larger pre-primary plurality than she had in her failed 2008 bid for the nomination. The DNC wants a quick, easy win for Hillary to allow for a longer and more-focused general election campaign. By making it clear to voters and the other candidates that they were all simply useful idiots and field dressing in the pre-determined outcome, the DNC can preserve cash and prevent any inter-candidate smearing of Clinton that might occur during a heated primary race.
Democratic party leaders believe their base will simply go along with their not-so-secret plan. Perhaps they will but Clinton’s campaign may suffer voter backlash in the general election should the electorate feel slighted by this circumvention of the primary process. Liberals won’t likely jump the fence and vote Republican, but they might just decide to not show up on election day.
After all, the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton have just told them that their votes are really not necessary anyway.