Pelosi: Superdelegates Should Nominate Delegate Leader--Not Popular Vote Leader
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Friday that it would be "harmful" to Democrats if superdelegates were to give the party's presidential nomination to a candidate who is trailing in the delegates awarded in primaries and caucuses.
"But what if one candidate has won the popular vote and the other candidate has won the delegates?" asked Stephanopoulos.
"But it's a delegate race," Pelosi replied. "The way the system works is that the delegates choose the nominee."
Let's just pretend pledged delegates will remain as they currently are. Since we all know the delegate system is somewhat arbitrary and, thus, not a truly legitimate expression of popular will, what is the political rationale behind this? For Clinton to end up leading in the popular vote count, she'll have to do quite well in critical GE states, so how can this possibly help us win the general? Isn't it "harmful" to select a nominee who doesn't win those states?
What the hell is going on?