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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
The Democratic superdelegates are looking for an exit strategy. There's a growing sense among these almost 800 party insiders that they want the battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama resolved before the convention in August.
However, The New York Times reports that interviews with dozens of undecided superdelegates found them uncertain about who could actually step in and help end this thing before the party bloodies itself too much.
Many of these undecided delegates say they plan to wait and see what happens in the remaining primary contests, although many also believe they'll ultimately side with the will of the voters. This goes against the approach Clinton is pushing – that the superdelegates should decide for themselves who would make the best candidate.
A lot of the superdelegates are talking about having some power broker step in and strike a deal. Some of the names mentioned include DNC chairman Howard Dean, former Vice President Al Gore and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But others think it would be impossible for an outside person or group to reach an agreement between these two candidates who have so much support.
Meanwhile, it looks like Democratic voters aren't so sure about the whole concept of superdelegates to begin with. A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows 50% of registered Democrats think it's a bad idea for the party to have superdelegates. 42% think it's a good idea.
Obama leads Clinton when it comes to pledged delegates, number of states won and the popular vote. As for superdelegates, Clinton leads Obama 237 to 207, although he continues to narrow the gap there.
Here’s my question to you: Should the superdelegates step in and end the fight between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama before the convention?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
With our economy now headed for a full-blown depression (not a recession), somebody better step in and end the Democrats' nonsense. I honestly don't think this country could survive another 4 years of Dubya's failed economic policies with McBush.
I do not think this selfish and spineless group of delegates has the courage to do what is necessary. This should have been over when Senator Obama ran off a string of 11 victories. Clinton's big state argument is foolish. Since several of those big states are blue anyway, the two candidates are about equal in big swing states, and Texas has been out of reach for the Dems for 3 decades.
On June 7th, after the last state has voted, the superdelegates should step in and give the nomination to whoever is in the lead in pledged delegates at that time. No reason to wait until August for the convention.
Julia from Kentucky writes:
No, Jack, they shouldn't. How about voting for the candidate we want? Go back to the way it is supposed to be, the popular vote. Seems to me that if we lay the choice at the feet of the superdelegates, then the actual choice is taken from us, letting the opinions of a few decide the outcome for millions. Last time I looked, that isn't what this country is supposed to be about.
Rosemarie from Vero Beach, Florida writes:
The superdelegates definitely should step in and remove Hillary Clinton's boxing gloves. A good referee would be Howard Dean since he's the head of the DNC. Hillary's the one who bloodied the race and she's the candidate who is behind. We all know that whatever plays out in the remaining primaries, Barack Obama can't be beat.
Aaron from Champaign, Illinois writes:
Unless Obama and Clinton enter a steel cage fight to the death, how else is this thing going to end? Personally, I prefer the death match.