ABOUT THE SUPER DELEGATES

History of the Super Delegates
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A Super Delicate Super Delegate Dilemma


MY CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE SUPER DELEGATES

Sent: Mon 8/18/2008 10:23 PM
To: Super Delegate
Subject: Pledge to support

Dear Super Delegate,

If Hillary Clinton is not on the Democratic ticket after half of us voted for her, I will not vote for Barack Obama.

Sincerely,
11215
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From: Anna.Burger
Subject: RE: Pledge to support
Date: August 18, 2008 10:24:51 PM EDT

you’re not a progressive. leave me alone

Anna Burger
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From: Moses.Mercado
Subject: Re: Pledge to support
Date: August 18, 2008 10:29:37 PM EDT

Good for you…since it’s not going to happen have fun with mCCain.
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Moses C. Mercado
Managing Director
Ogilvy Government Relations
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From: donna@brazile
Subject: RE: Pledge to support
Date: August 19, 2008 9:47:55 AM EDT

Please do not send me anymore emails.
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From: Nancy Drummond
Date: August 19, 2008 3:08:14 PM EDT
Subject: Re: Pledge to support

Good for you and I hope you like high gas prices, high groceries, no health insurance and don’t have kids that good ol McCain can send to Iraq
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From: “John A. Perez”
Date: August 21, 2008 8:17:42 AM EDT
Subject: Re: Dear Super Delegate

I’m sorry to hear that. I don’t appreciate threats we all get hurt if Mc Cain wins.
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From: “DAVID HARDT”
Date: August 21, 2008 6:08:59 PM EDT
Subject: RE: Dear Super Delegate

Thank you for your email.
I too voted for Hillary Clinton and I will vote for her at the Convention. But the Convention delegates elect our representative and if Barack Obama is chosen by our Delegates and is our nominee, I will support him.
I am a true Democrat, just as Hillary Clinton is. And I will support our Democratic Candidate over John Bush McSame any day.
Our Nation cannot afford 4 more years of Bush/McCain.

If Barack Obama is our nominee, I hope you do as Hillary Clinton has asked us to do and get behind our Democrat and take back this Country from GW Bush.

Kind Regards,
David
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From: lanamclin
Date: August 21, 2008 8:14:40 PM EDT
Subject: Re: Dear Super Delegate

Ok
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From: WandGOwen
Date: August 21, 2008 8:24:25 PM EDT
Subject: Re: Dear Super Delegate

I know, that is why I am voting for her when her name is placed in nomination and why I am hoping we nominate her for VP if she is not the nominee.

Bill Owen
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From: CLewisBurks
Date: August 23, 2008 2:10:56 AM EDT
Subject: Re: Dear Super Delegate

Do you not realize Senator Obama got over 18 million votes as well., She is not on the ticket. Both of their issues were the same, does your comments say something about how you feel about race. Let me say I am 71 years old never missed voting and for all of those years I’ve voted for white men. Senator Oama has done nothing but respect Senator Clinton.Your e-mail reflects your disrespect for Senator Clinton./ You and those like you are to be pitted. that your hate of a race brings you to this . Knowing Senator Clinton as I do I know she is disappointed in her so call supporters. If you really supported her you would follow her directions. Ms., I do pity you and your kind.
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From: Ecummings
Date: August 23, 2008 12:36:21 PM EDT
Subject: RE: Dear Super Delegate

This is so much bigger than Barack of Hillary. This is about taking our country back. This is also about creating a better world for generations yet unborn. If you think that McCain is going to make things better then you should vote for him. However, when I think about the fact that the next president will select 3 Supreme Court judges and turn back the clock on the progress this country has made thanks to folks like Hillary and Barack, I simply can not imagine voting for McCain. He will give us more of the same.
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From: MBDec
Date: September 10, 2008 10:08:18 PM EDT
Subject: Re: Pledge to support

Sorry I did not get back to you before the convention. I take my e-mail seriously and try to respond to all. I was overwhelmed by hundreds if e-mails in support of Hillary. I want you to know that kept my word and voted for Hillary despite strong pressure to do otherwise..

I hope that you follow Hillary’’s example like I will and at least vote for Obama. We can’t stand four more years of Bush’s policies.

Moretta Bosley
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BIOS OF THE SUPER DELEGATE RESPONDENTS

ANNA BURGER, Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, was hailed by Fortune Magazine as “the most powerful woman in the labor movement” and named one of Washingtonian’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2006. She is Vice Chair of the progressive Democracy Alliance, and was one of the speakers at the DNC.

MOSES MERCADO, Senior Vice President of Ogilvy Government Relations, was a veteran political adviser to Dick Gephardt’s former presidential bids and was negotiating last fall to become an Obama adviser. Mercado was registered in Washington to lobby on behalf of several corporate clients, including AT&T.

NANCY DRUMMOND is Vice Chair of the Wyoming Democratic Party.

DONNA BRAZILE is a writer and political strategist. She’s an ABC News commentator and former campaign manager for Al Gore. She said on CNN of her role as a Super Delegate, “We should represent the will of the voters of this country.”

JOHN A. PEREZ is Director of Political Affairs at UFCW 324 and a DNC Member from California. Perez has spent a decade-and-a-half as a union organizer and political operative, most recently as Political Director of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union Local 324.

DAVID HARDT is President of the Young Democrats of America, the nation’s largest youth-led, partisan political organization. He said on the YDA website, “A true Young Voter Revolution is underfoot.” With just five contests left, I will wait to declare my superdelegate vote until every young voter has made their voice heard.”

BILL OWEN is a former state senator, state representative, consultant and lobbyist, and President of Asset & Equity Corporation, a financial and governmental consulting firm. He said on his blog, “I am elected on the ballot to the State Democratic Executive Committee and by the Executive Committee to the Democratic National Committee. As a Member of the DNC I am a so-called Super Delegate.”

RHINE LANA MCLIN is the Mayor of Dayton, Ohio.

CORDELIA LEWIS BURKS is Vice Chair of the Indiana Democratic Party, and Sen. Hillary Clinton won her home state.

The Honorable ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS from Maryland’s 7th District is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He’s also been involved in the hearings for the bailout and voted against it.

MORETTA BOSLEY is a Kentucky DNC member.