ok, so here’s another proposal designed to resolve the issue of the Florida and Michigan delegations. the premise here is that we offset the remaining uncommitted “superdelegates”, with 300+ uncommitted “regular” delegates. Here’s how:
1. Florida and Michigan get half the delegates which they were originally allocated. ALL OF THESE MUST BE UNCOMMITTED DELEGATES, individuals who have not contributed to either Clinton or Obama (or maybe any candidate), not have been active in their campaigns. Delegate candidates would need to sign a letter to that effect, and would be reviewed by both campaigns. They could be chosen at Congressional District caucuses, or by the State Committees.
2. The remainder of the delegates would be evenly divided among the other states and territories, etc, 3-4 delegates each (?) and must also be uncommitted. Due to the small number, the State Committees could, in most cases, select these delegates (as is done in Mass., which has two “uncommitted” addons in our delegate plan).
3. The Superdelegates from those states could go and be committed as they please.
So if the “Superdelegates” are talking about meeting in conference to determine the party nominee, why not balance it with 300+ seniors, labor activists, volunteers, local electeds and others who haven’t made a decision as yet (there are some, y’know). Let the two candidates make their pitch to them, and let’s see what happens.
Every state should be represented at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and representatives of every state should have the right to determine our next nominee.
Your comments, suggestions, criticisms, etc are welcome. No pride here, jump in and make it better!
Note: the author is a Clinton supporter and would prefer allocating delegates in accordance with the wishes of those primary voters, but …