Thursday, February 07, 2008

Insider politics nightmare

Maggie reports:
With news of Romney's departure (which we called on Super Tuesday night along with the rest of the country), I repost this from Political Wire, which should scare the hell out of you:

Back to Smoke-Filled Rooms

The Wall Street Journal points to a wonderful scenario for political junkies* but a "nightmare" for Democrats: "The party's bigwigs, rather than its voters, may end up choosing the presidential nominee."

If neither Sen. Barack Obama nor Sen. Hillary Clinton "manages to pull decisively ahead in the next few weeks, the nomination could depend on the convention votes of 796 party leaders, or superdelegates, who are free to ignore the preferences of Democratic voters."

A new site has already been set up to track the superdelegates in the case of a brokered convention.

*Note to Political Wire: this political junkie doesn't find this to be a wonderful scenario at all