The New York Times reports that uncommitted superdelegates are beginning to declare for Senator Obama, thus increasing the public and private pressure on Senator Clinton to withdraw if she does not do well in Ohio and Texas. The Wall Street Journal has a similar story. Longtime Clinton dealmaker Harold Ickes is trying to hold back the tide, but news reports indicate that he's not seeing much success. Rep. John Lewis has declared his support for Sen. Obama.
It looks like the superdelegates are lining up behind Barack Obama as the presumptive nominee. They are clearly trying to affect primary voters in Texas and Ohio. Looks like there is no pro Hillary Clinton conspiracy after all.
Are the superdelegates unfairly altering the dynamics of the race?
If, as appears likely, the superdelegates allow the Democratic Party top avoid a brokered convention (as they did in 1984), is this a good thing?
Isn't this precisely how we'd want the superdelegates to function?
Does anyone want to retract or amend their earlier statements?