No, Superdelegates Aren’t Stealing the Election

superdelegatesSuperdelegates are not mysterious, hidden figures, manipulating strings behind the scenes: They’re people like Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, who are established politicians that have to answer to the base if they want a future in the party. Defying a clear victory in the delegate count is a poor way to foster goodwill among ones supporters.

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A Question of Definitions

Tea Party Protesters

A note to the media: The Tea Party is not a “movement.” It is a protest.

A movement is a concerted effort to achieve some (perceived) positive goal. A protest is a disorganized uprising aimed at expressing anger and destroying the status quo Continue reading A Question of Definitions

Obama’s Fenty Problem

Despite legislative victories, President Obama and Mayor Fenty are both struggling to connect with voters on a personal level.

“In other words, results and accomplishments may be necessary for political success, but they are far from sufficient. What’s also needed is an old-fashioned dose of political empathy and warmth.” Continue reading Obama’s Fenty Problem