I’ve been watching this meeting and I have reached at least one conclusion. Somehow, and I can’t understand how, Barack Obama has managed once again to stack the room with his supporters.
Since there were only 500 seats available and they were allocated in seconds after being offered, I don’t understand how Obama accomplished the task. Obama has managed this ‘room stacking’ throughout his campaign. It’s pretty obvious that the room has more Obama supporters than Hillary Clinton.
I don’t think it will influence the committee. Yet once again Obama’s organizing skills, while publicly asking his supporters not to attend the meeting, has given him a verbal advantage in the room. If this were a caucus there wouldn’t even be a contest.
How we, as a party, can continue to sanction the caucus delegate selection process after this primary would be a mystery to me. We now have proof that the caucus concept can be unfairly ‘stacked’. It’s amazing. Let’s hope the committee can find a truly fair decision in a very difficult situation.