You may have heard Joe Lieberman endorsed McCain for president. For that apostasy, he will longer have his super-delegate vote at the Democrat National Convention. [ht K-Lo at The Corner]
That is, of course, the prerogative of the Democratic National Committee. It could be interesting, though, to see exactly where the line for such enforcement will be drawn. They have now established they will enforce the Zell Miller rule– which was established when Democrat Miller endorsed Bush for president. That seems reasonable.
One wonders, though, what other heresies will invoke the wrath of the DNC. How about supporting the surge in Iraq? Being against affirmative action? Being for parental notification for underage girls seeking abortions? Stay tuned.
I found especially rich this quotation from Connecticut Democratic Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo: “He’s virtually turned his back on friends who did a lot for him over so many years.” Like that rock-solid support in his primary race against Ned LaMont, I guess.
Also, according to that piece in the Yale Daily News, the breakdown of declared preferences for Democrat super-delegates in Connecticut– which will be updated on new the Democratic superdelegate page up top– is the following:
As the Tsunami Tuesday primary vote in Connecticut was much closer than this, we oddly discover that Ms. Clinton is actually getting screwed.
Finally, a note to Kathryn Baldwin of the Yale College Republicans, who thinks this super-delegate situation is “odd”, and Victor Zapana, the writer of the piece who says the GOP does not employ such a system: In Pennsylvania, at least, the delegates could vote for George McGovern if they felt like it, and there’s nothing the GOP can do about it.