Lucia’s nephew also known as my friend and landlord in Myrtle Beach’s son, and many other things, all nice began this letter to be sent to Democratic Senators re the Super Delegates. Super Delegates are Congress people and patronage delegates. In many places Obama seems to be winning the popular vote but losing the Super Delegate vote. I think Kenny’s letter speaks for itself but I would like to add one thing–as a New Yorker my presidential vote has never fully counted, it would be wonderful if my primary vote did.
Dear Senator (insert here)
I am compelled to write you outlining my views and concerns, as a constituent as well as a consistant supporter and contributor to both the DSCC and the Barack Obama 08 Campaign, of the activities I perceive taking place within the Democratic Party.
With that said, I want you to know that:
1. I will vote for Hillary IF she earns the nomination fairlyâ€¦.meaningâ€¦.she is ahead in the delegate count w/o the super delegates.
2. With the current momentum, Barack will more than likely earn the popular vote. If the Super Delegates are the only reason that Senator Clinton wins, many will view that as THE OLD GUARD trying to maintain a strong hold and PREVENT the change that Barack promises to bring. I will not be fooled into thinking that THE OLD GUARD (Republican, Independent or Democrat) want the type of change that Obama is speaking of. It is WE THE PEOPLE that want the change. People of all colors, sexes, religions, orientations and party affiliations coming together for change thereforeâ€¦â€¦
3. If and ONLY IF the nomination is STOLEN, I WILL VOTE REPUBLICAN (since there is no Independent candidate to consider at this point). There are many things that I can say about the Republican Party, but I can’t say that they GAVE the party nomination to their candidate.
I don’t want there to be any confusion here. There are quite a few Obama Supporters that ARE NOT democrats and if Obama is cheated out of his/our victory, the democratic party will be turning away hundreds of thousands of voters while demoralizing the youngsters that are getting involved for the first time.
A bait and switch strategy cannot and will not be rewarded which is why I am begging you and to let you know that as a constituent am serious. All I am doing is reacting to what all of the news outlets are already telling usâ€¦â€¦Clinton is winning despite being behind in the delegate count. Why? Because the super delegates are not in line with their constituents. Sitting on our hands and hoping for change doesn’t make it happen. Senator Obama has told us that change has to be fought for.
I am not accusing the party of cheating, but you have to ask yourself why the super delegate votes are being counted and broadcast this early when their vote only counts in the event of a brokered convention. If it goes that far, the party should recognize the will of the voters and I implore you as a superdelegate to vote with your constituents. Anything other than that, in my opinion, is unfair at best and not worthy of my support.
I am a proud New Yorker and American, and I, like many others, will not stand behind a candidate that did not earn the PEOPLES VOTEâ€¦.