A top Hillary Clinton adviser on Saturday boldly predicted his candidate would lock down the nomination before the August convention by definitively winning over party insiders and officials known as superdelegates, claiming the number of state elections won by rival Barack Obama would be â€œirrelevantâ€ to their decision. […]
Harold Ickes, a 40-year party operative charged with winning over superdelegates for the Clinton campaign, made no apologies on Saturday for the campaignâ€™s convention strategy.
â€œWeâ€™re going to win this nomination,â€ Ickes said, adding that they would do so soon after the last contest on June 7 in Puerto Rico. â€œYouâ€™re not going to see this go to the convention floor.â€
Let me remind everybody that the only reason the super delegates were created in the first place is because party insiders didn’t like how the voters were choosing the nominee. So they were literally created to overrule the will of the people. And that’s exactly what would happen if Hillary doesn’t win more pledged delegates and wins with the super delegates instead.
Again, Hillary does this at her own peril…