Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Is the Dam About to Burst?

Does this delegate's jumping ship signal a larger trend? Or, is this just a one-off ?

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, a Democratic convention delegate pledged to support Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, said yesterday that he thinks Sen. Barack Obama has "in a real sense" won the Democratic nomination and that he now plans to support Obama at the August convention.


Unlike superdelegates, who are free to endorse either candidate, Johnson is one of 28 pledged delegates who have agreed to represent the 36 percent of Maryland Democrats who voted for Clinton on Feb. 12.

Although it is well within the rules for PLEO's to shift allegiances I'm not sure this is how it should play out. I'll have to think about this a bit more but something doesn't quite seem cricket here.

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