No love is lost between me and the delegate system (as you can see here and here). The system represents another gag-worthy effort to dilute the people's vote by assigning
greedy self-serving unjustified power to a few while silencing the collective voice of the people.
The delegate system opens the possibility that a win in a primary election may not really be a "win." One candidate may earn the confidence of the people (popular vote) and find themselves out in the cold by losing ground in the race to the White House (delegates earned).
The delegate system introduces an interesting problem when assigning "win" value to a state primary election. Two different value systems exist:
- Popular vote indicates moral value (e.g. of the people).
- Delegate vote indicates practical value (e.g. gaining ground with a handful of people who ultimately control the nomination).
When Barack Obama won the popular vote in the South Carolina primary, Bill Clinton immediately dismissed the win as not valid. According to Bill Clinton, "Jesse Jackson won twice in South Carolina, once in 84' and once in 88'." (See the YouTube video below for the snide giggle and dismissive body language.)
Not one piece of commentary I've read so far misses the dark motive of Bill's comment. Bill implies that any dummy expects Blacks in South Carolina to miss the issues and soak the polls with votes for a Black candidate - any Black candidate. Clearly the negroes aren't smart enough to vote with intelligence. And hey, Jesse Jackson never came close to running for President. Any state that would select him twice couldn't possibly produce a popular a vote that means squat.... Right?
Fast forward to the Florida primary elections - just days after the South Carolina results. Hillary comes out a popular vote winner in a state with no voting delegates. Although Hillary captured the popular vote, she won't gain a single inch of footing in the race for delegates. And what did the Clinton Camp do? They celebrated.
But wait. Isn't Florida a majority White state? Why didn't Bill marginalize Hillary's win in a White state, the way he sh*t all over Obama's win in a Black state? There were no delegates to win in Florida, making HIllary's "win" even more "Much Ado About Not Much."
I can gather only one conclusion from Bill Clinton: Whites can have a legitimate win in White states. Blacks can not have a legitimate win in a Black state because mindless [negro] buffoons will always rush to the polls with their color-aroused voting fingers in the air.
I still believe Obama did everything humanly possible to avoid injecting gender issues into this campaign. I perceive that choice as a desire to win on integrity, and not by playing on the perceived weaknesses of Hillary's gender. And I believe that most reasonable voters still understand the need to balance color and gender preferences against qualifications. Whether their minds and hearts can achieve the need is another thing...
But Bill Clinton is no "reasonable voter" and the Clinton Camp continues to ooze with calculated intentions of stirring the color pot whenever convenient.
Watch the video below. I'm so over the Clinton-First-Black-President Love.