Don’t Count The Supers

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"Don’t Count The Supers"

Yesterday, Chris Bowers explained why it doesn’t make sense to start tallying up how many superdelegates won candidate or another “has.” It’s a good post, but to boil it down to a sentence: These are unpledged delegates and they’re allowed to change their minds.

I would also, however, note another factor — very few people know who the superdelegates are. Indeed, I heard an anecdote the other day about a politician who was wondering whether or not she was a superdelegate. The person who related the anecdote to me didn’t know either. Well, I knew that she was, in fact, a superdelegate but I understand the rules — but at this point in time the rules are so poorly understood that some superdelegates don’t realize they’re superdelegates.

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