Pelosi Expands Comments On Superdelegates

On Good Morning America this morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to back away from code phrases suggesting she endorsed the view of superdelegates taken by Barack Obama's presidential campaign.


"These superdelegates have the right to vote their conscience and [for] who they think would be the better president or who can win," she said. "I think the election has to run its course .... at some point it'll be clear that there is a front-runner, and at that point we would hope that, for the greater good, for the country, that we can all rally as early as possible behind one person."

She did make a point of saying that she hoped the superdels would not overturn the will of the voters, but she did not make it clear how she measures said will.

The language of the superdelegate argument has always cut against the Clinton campaign, even though they have history on their side. Clearly, one doesn't want to be seen as offending the will of the people -- hence Sen. Amy Klobuchar's endorsement of Obama yesterday, well after his lopsided victory in Minnesota -- and yet, there will be no 2024 without the superdelegates exercising some degree of judgment.