|What's that you say? You LIKE super delegates?|
Bernie Sanders is on a crash course with the Congressional Black Caucus.
In a letter sent to both the Sanders and Hillary Clinton campaigns, the CBC is expressing its resolute opposition to two key reforms demanded by Sanders in the run-up to the Democratic convention: abolishing the party’s superdelegate system and opening Democratic primaries up to independents and Republicans.
"The Democratic Members of the Congressional Black Caucus recently voted unanimously to oppose any suggestion or idea to eliminate the category of Unpledged Delegate to the Democratic National Convention (aka Super Delegates) and the creation of uniform open primaries in all states," says the letter, which was obtained by POLITICO. "The Democratic Party benefits from the current system of unpledged delegates to the National Convention by virtue of rules that allow members of the House and Senate to be seated as a delegate without the burdensome necessity of competing against constituents for the honor of representing the state during the nominating process."
Bernie Sanders, meet reality.
You know the thing the Berners need to realize is that there is a very good reason for the existence of the Super delegates.
And that is to keep the political neophytes and the easily manipulated from choosing a candidate who has no chance of victory in a general election.
In other words, it is so the Democrats don't end up with their own version of Donald Trump.
But do you know what? Didn't even need'em this time.