It was. I remember when I first saw it thinking how wonderfully he framed the issue and likely opened the minds of some in the audience.
Daily CE Musings of Piob - Page 298
Edited by the shah - 6/6/16 at 6:39pm
So it seems Sanders may have completely gone crazy. He's spent the entirety of his campaign railing against the superdelegate system that he says is stacked in Clinton's favor before the race even starts, going as far as calling the system rigged, and now appears to want to sway the superdelegates to his favor as that's his only chance, having lost the head-to-head delegate count.
The more obnoxious Sanders fan made that switch awhile ago, while somehow simultaneously still blaming the superdelegates. I think a lot of them don't understand that the superdelegates are supposed to put the nominee over the top in all but the most lopsided elections.
Sanders calling for it now is just looking desperate. He's still touting those polls showing how he's more electable, and I think Clinton is still ignoring that argument, but it's so deeply flawed that I can't imagine any superdelegate would be persuaded.
I like how Trump got in on calling the Democratic system rigged. Trying to keep those Berniebots riled up so they don't vote for Clinton.
Tyson is (and always has been) awesome.
Of course ever since he has become kind of a "cool dude" with a bunch of sycophants who are like "OMG NDG says XYZ", you don't hear about what he actually does and just get little soundbytes.
The party gets to make the rules, and why would party elites want a independent as their nominee?
It's hard to say, because Hillary really hasn't gone after him at all and he's never faced serious national scrutiny before. Americans are still pretty twitchy about "socialism," and then you've got stuff like the so-called honeymoon to the USSR, openly pledging to raise taxes. I get the supposed benefits, but "I will raise your taxes. Yes I will." is a bad line for political attack ads.
The polls of him vs Trump still reflect his status as "Not-Hillary," not as the actual nominee.
That would pretty much make them "delegates," and you could just get rid of them.
Declaring early gives a weird tone to the race if you believe the media horserace talk strongly influences results. It's hard to really quantify. Hillary still won by a pretty solid margin, so really no alternative arrangement of superdelegate assignment would have mattered unless it changed a lot of actual votes along the way.
For a while online Sanders supporters were screaming about the Super Delegate system being a perversion of democracy, insisting that they had a moral obligation to cast their votes in line with the popular vote.
Now that the popular vote has conclusively gone against their candidate, they've started shrilly berating the SD's to vote for their guy anyway.
The merits of the two candidates aside, Bernie (at least in the social media world) is clearly the preferred candidate of the entitled millennial demographic.
Perhaps my favorite internet comment on the phenomenon in the last 24 hours: "I haven't heard "not fair" so many times since elementary school."
Good news for @Harold falcon.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) signed legislation this week that will permit, among other things, grocery stores that sell beer to sell wine as well. Currently, hard liquor and wines can only be bought in state-owned and state-operated "Wine & Spirits" stores.
The new legislation will go into effect in 60 days, and will also permit restaurants and hotels to sell up to four bottles of wine to-go, permit Pennsylvania residents to have wine shipped directly to their homes, permit gas stations to sell six-packs, allow stores, state-owned and otherwise, to open on state holidays and to remain open longer on Sundays, and permit state-owned stores to engage in "flexible pricing" for "special discounts and sales."