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Can Obama BUY the Presidency? YES HE CAN!

Public campaign financing is supposed to guard against the Presidency being bought by any one group whether that group is 300,000 strong or 1,000,000 strong!  The population of theUnited Statesis 300,000,000 and no one group should be able to run roughshod over the population just because they have enough money to do so.  The Presidency should not be for sale!  Democrats have fought for years for public campaign financing that would prevent any group from being able to buy the Presidency.  If a campaign gets its funds from the public, it is the public that is served.  If a campaign gets its funds from a group (no matter how large or small the group is), it is the group that is served NOT the public.

Obama’s campaign ran roughshod over theClintoncampaign outspending her sometimes by as much as 5 to 1; and the so-called “free” press did not do its job because many had stars in their eyes due to the money that was being thrown around.  Obama was able to “buy” many more Superdelegates than theClintoncampaign.  No campaign should be able to “buy” support but the media remained mute on the process mostly because the media was making money on both campaigns.

Now, we are supposedly in the general election mode and Obama and his one million strong are running roughshod over McCain and there appears to be no one who will stand up for the remaining 299 million citizens who should have a voice in this election.  The media that should be the watchdog for the 300 million citizens in this country and should have dogged Obama about his opting out of public campaign financing instead are complimenting him for his political acumen!

There is NO EXCUSE for the citizens of this country and its supposed watchdog media allowing the Presidency to be bought whether it is being bought by a group of 300,000 or a group of 1,000,000!  There are 300 million people in this country and 1 million people should not be able to dictate the rules just because they have enough money to do so.  Republicans have managed to dictate the rules in some elections because they had more money than the Democrats.  It was wrong when the Republicans bought the elections and it is wrong for the Democrats to buy the elections.

Obama’s opting out of public campaign financing shows he is just another politician capable of buying the Presidency and choosing to do so!  Guess the remaining 299 million citizens in this country had better just get used to Obama and his 1 million strong dictating the rules because there is no media outlet that is not subject to the all mighty dollar!

Media Gets an “F” in Math! Superdelegates Can Change Their Minds!

The Media should get an “F” in math since most of them have just parroted the ridiculous math of Chuck Todd (MSNBC) re the Democratic Party’s nomination process.  The analysts, pundits, and print media are assuming that all Superdelegates who have cast their votes for Obama are permanent.  As they SHOULD KNOW, a couple of Superdelegates have already changed their minds; they were originally forClintonand switched to Obama.  When that happened, everyone said ok, since they are allowed to change their votes.  Considering Hillary stomped Obama inWest VirginiaandKentuckyand considering Obama’s definite weakness as a candidate against McCain, the Superdelegates could very well cast their votes for Hillary before the nomination is complete.

The Superdelegates CAN CHANGE THEIR MINDS at any time until they actually cast their votes on the convention floor; and they are not supposed to be rubber stamps for the pledged delegates vote.   NEITHER Obama nor Hillary will have the “magic number” needed to win the nomination outright which is a majority of ALL the delegates, pledged and Superdelegates, a number that will be somewhere between 2026 and 2210.

The Superdelegates will SELECT the nominee based on their arguments in this incredibly close race.  Obama’s “majority of the pledged delegates” is a good argument; but, it is a number that is not even mentioned in the rules so it is just an argument, nothing more and nothing less.  Hillary’s “majority of the popular vote” is a good argument and it is not in the rules either.  The Superdelegates are supposed to consider all of the arguments and the electability of each candidate when they cast their final vote.  Hopefully, they will take their responsibility seriously and nominate the most electable candidate for the fall election.  After all, the goal of the process of SELECTING not ELECTING a nominee is to ELECT a Democratic Party President.  The Superdelegates know that it will be of no value to SELECT a nominee IF that nominee can not get elected!

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