Primary Folk will unquestionably remember the last few weeks as the time when Obama overtook Clinton in her last desperate stand: the number of super-delegates.
I am rather surprised, on the other hand, by the fact that Hillary got around twenty super-delegates endorsements of late. Why would a super-delegate who has been courted by both candidates for months come out and endorse the candidate that, according to everyone, has already lost? Why wouldn’t you stay on the fence a while longer and then endorse the next President of the United States? Isn’t it peculiar?
Three possible explanations:
1) principles: those super-delegates have finally realized that they identify with Hillary and her politics. Not a chance in the all bloody universe…
2) short-term personal gain: the Clintons are still able to guarantee significant political gains for people that, let’s remember it, are nobodies. But can it be that Obama was not able to outbid them?
3) those superdelegates know something that we don’t, and that’d have to do with Hillary’s prospects…
1 is out of the question and 2 isn’t very convincing. Can it really be 3 is on to something?