Throughout the primary campaign, Democrats have been explaining, equivocating and ultimately fretting over the role of superdelegates, but those unelected power brokers are themselves the result of previous party contortions. Perhaps the time has come for a new model.
Posted on May 8, 2008
Bernard Weisberger is a retired historian, journalist and author of numerous books. He was a columnist for many years at American Heritage magazine. His most recent book of political history is “America Afire: Jefferson, Adams, and the First Contested Election.”