Here’s the latest in news about the fight for the Democratic nomination… In California both the Obama and Clinton campaigns are “purging potential California delegates to ensure that only their loyalists vote at the national convention that will crown one of them as the Democratic presidential nominee.” The Obama camp has purged 18 times more delegates than the Clinton camp to the tune of some 900 “potential” delegates purged by camp Obama:
Driven by fears that some prospective delegates might be concealing their true allegiances, the campaigns are searching campaign finance data, scouring the Internet and making telephone calls to weed out dubious candidates.
Neither side wants to elect a delegate who might really support their rival, or other candidate.
Most of the cutting was done by Obama. His campaign dropped about 900 potential delegates, compared to about 50 excluded on Clinton’s side.
The slots for “241 delegates divvied up in California’s Feb. 5 presidential primary — 134 for Clinton and 107 for Obama — will be awarded Sunday” in California.
Some say the notion of Trojan Horse delegates may be overstated.
“Most delegates are legitimate, but with this convention no one is taking any chances,” said Steven Maviglio, who’s running as a Clinton delegate and is an aide to her national co-chair, state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez. “At this point of the game, each campaign wants its delegates to be 100 percent committed.”
Maybe it’s just me but I think I’d be a little ticked if I wanted to be a delegate for Obama and they purged me due to paranoia. If Barack Obama will purge 900 “potential” delegates, it looks as though he might do anything to win. Say what? That’s what Obama says about Hillary? Oh yeah… call it reverse psychology. It’s the Obama camp that will do anything to win — we’ve seen that over and over again by now.