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If I Was A Superdelegate

By on 4.22.08 | 11:22PM

I'd be pondering the following questions: If Barack Obama's problems with white working class voters in key states like Ohio and Pennsylvania carry over into the general election, where is he going to make up that lost ground? If Hillary Clinton, Wellsley graduate, can beat Obama among culturally conservative blue-collar Democrats -- including pro-life Catholics -- why can't John McCain? Finally, if Clinton is behind in both the popular vote and pledged delegates, as seems all but certain, what would the consequences be of nominating her anyway? Would turning off large numbers of young voters, blacks, and enthusiastic small donors be even worse than rolling the dice with Obama?

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