'Second-class delegates'Mr. Ferguson seems to have forgotten that at the nominating convention red-state delegates' votes are equal to blue-state delegates' votes. Moreover, both are equal to superdelegates' votes. One entity, one vote. Well, except perhaps for his vote. His vote is worth zero: Infinitely less than a red-state delegates' vote
A co-chairman of Hillary's Michigan campaign and has a line that's sure to drive a whole bunch of red state governors up the wall:
"Superdelegates are not second-class delegates," says Joel Ferguson, who will be a superdelegate if Michigan is seated. "The real second-class delegates are the delegates that are picked in red-state caucuses that are never going to vote Democratic."
In the general election he has a point, but it does not seem to be related to the process of selecting a candidate because he or she shares your principles. So, if you are looking for evidence of old-boys network cronyism, cynicism and corruption, you need look no further than Joel Ferguson. It's about the spoils, stupid!
Mr. Ferguson, of course, is a Clinton supporter who wants the "Michigan delegation" seated at the Democrats' nominating convention. Those are the delegates Hillary "won" when she was the only Democrat of any consequence on the ballot.
Ferguson would get credit for opposing the proposal for a third world style "re-do" caucus - if he objected to it from principle rather than solely because it hurts his federal sugar-momma, and if he hadn't supported subversion of the pre-primary DNC decision not to seat Michigan's delegates.
For a look at the other persons who make up Michigan's superdelegate class check out Michigan Democrat Super Delegates: Look For The Union Label!. Unfortunately, the Union label is only the half of it. It is more frightening yet.