Video: Bill Clinton Says Democratic Primary System Not Fair
Isn’t this the same guy who accused Obama of whining last week?
Now, for whatever reason, the audio cut out on this video about halfway through me watching it, so in case the same happens for you, here’s what he said:
“If we were under the Republican system, which is more like the Electoral College, she’d have a 300-delegate lead here,” he said. “I mean, Senator McCain is already the nominee because they chose a system to produce that result, and we don’t have a nominee here, because the Democrats chose a system that prevents that result.”
The former president was responding to increasing concerns among Democrats that a prolonged Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama race improves Arizona Sen. John McCain’s chances.
“Disenfranchisement is not a good strategy for Democrats,” Clinton said. “We do a better job when people are in power. So I just don’t agree with that.”
Okay, sure. As if you’d be saying the same thing if she were winning.
What’s even worse about this is how it delegitimizes Obama’s win if he becomes the nominee, and I’ve personally never heard any other candidate make this case. Everybody knows what the rules are before they get into this fight. It’s understood that all states allocate proportionally in some manner, and have done so since the 70s.