Pelosi says Democratic race should go on
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the superdelegates who may ultimately decide the Democratic party's presidential nominee have a right to vote as they wish, and that the drawn-out contest between candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama should be allowed to reach its conclusion.
"These superdelegates have the right to vote their conscience and who they think would be the better president, or who can win, . . . " Pelosi said in an interview aired Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America."
Pelosi recently drew objections from Clinton backers when she said she shared Obama's view that superdelegates — nearly 800 elected officials and party leaders — should be guided by the vote for pledged delegates.
So this is what scares me. Pelosi, the first female speaker of the house has crumbled before the pressure put on her by the Clinton power machine. Last week it was "vote the will of the people" and now, after being chastised and pressured by the Clinton machine, she is saying "vote however you want."
It's true; never underestimate the power of the Clinton machine. That he has overpowered it is the miracle of the Obama campaign, but it could also be the thing that ultimately prevails. If that happens, the White House will belong to the republicans for at least four more years. I've heard so many republicans say they are interested in OBama, but they will not, under any circumstances vote for Hillary. Nothing specific, they just don't like her. Combine that with the fact that millions of democrats will abandon the party by not voting and it'll be a McBush/McCain White House in Jan.