Hillary Superdelegate Watch : Jon Corzine latest to talk of bolting
Do the Clintons shoot deserters?
By Mark Kilmer Posted in 2008 | Democrats | superdelegates — Comments (13) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
It became a choice for the Dems between a candidate few outside the cabal wanted and a candidate few knew, and the Dems are going to nominate Obama. Clearing a path to bail is devout Clintonista and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzone, who told CNBC's Squawk Box that he can switch his SUPERDELEGATE support from Hillary to Barry if she does not win the popular vote when all is done and said in the Dem circus.
Gov. Jon Corzine, a Clinton superdelegate, just said on CNBC's Squawk Box that he reserves the right to change his vote from Hillary Clinton if she doesn't have the popular vote.
Washington Senator and Clinton supporter Maria Cantwell announced that she'd dump Clinton for Barry for similar reasons.
The world is shaking around Barry, yet the Superdelegates are marching toward Hillary. This is predicated, of course, on Hillary not winning the total popular vote in the Dem Circus, but the chances are not very good that she can win by margins large enough to achieve this. Even if Howard Dean manages to make everything alright.
But we have a CAVEAT. It has been argued, and I think correctly, that there is only one Democrat with the stature to resolve this fight, and it is not Dean, Al Gore, John Kerry, John Edwards, Ted Kennedy, or Fortney Pete Stark. Nope, it is, of course, Bill Clinton, and it is obvious how he would resolve this conundrum if the opportunity presented itself.
Which makes Moe's post of this morning -- The Fix is in -- all the more intriguing. Will the real fight begin on the DNC's Credentials Committee, with a Hillary Strength outweighing her second-place showing at the ballot box?
The only thing which is going to make this convention better is if they bring back John Kerrey to reprise the scripted "U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A." chant with the drunken delegates which left such an impression back in '04. Now that was a laugh riot.