Hillary Clinton Raises Question of Going After Pledged Delegates

There have been previous incidents when staffers for Hillary Clinton have mentioned the fact that  delegates are not legally bound to vote for the the candidate they are pledged to. When this has come up, the campaign has denied any plans to actually attempt to get the support of candidates pledged to Obama, but if they have no such plans I cannot help but wonder why this has been brought up so many times. Now we cannot even write this off as a careless statement from a campaign worker as Hillary Clinton has raised this issue herself in an interview with Newsweek:

How can you win the nomination when the math looks so bleak for you?
It doesn’t look bleak at all. I have a very close race with Senator Obama. There are elected delegates, caucus delegates and superdelegates, all for different reasons, and they’re all equal in their ability to cast their vote for whomever they choose. Even elected and caucus delegates are not required to stay with whomever they are pledged to. This is a very carefully constructed process that goes back years, and we’re going to follow the process.

By follow the process does this mean take advantage of the fact that pledged delegates can legally change their vote? It is rather troubling that Clinton either does not realize, or does not care, how such tactics are seen by many outside her campaign.

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    Mary Ratliff says:

    Since the Clinton’s don’t know the meaning of “is” perhaps she also doesn’t know the meaning of “Pledged”

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    Ron Chusid says:

    The problem is that they know, but they don’t care.

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