If the Democratic Party wasn't such a screwball organization, Hillary Clinton would be their presidential nominee.
Not only did she win the popular vote, she won where it counted most. In the "real world" outside of the whacky Democratic primary system, winners take all state delegates. Remember the Electoral College.
Using those "real world" electoral numbers, the junior senator from New York thrashed the junior senator from Illinois:Hillary's states:
Arizona (10), Arkansas (6), California (55), Florida (27), Indiana (11), Kentucky (8), Massachusetts (12), Michigan (17), Nevada (5), New Hampshire (4), New Jersey (15), New Mexico (5), New York (31), Ohio (20), Oklahoma (7), Pennsylvania (21), Rhode Island (4), South Dakota (3), Tennessee (11), Texas (34), and West Virginia (5).
That's a total of 311 electoral votes . . . WAY more than a candidate needs to claim the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
So, who's responsible for the mess within the Democratic Party?
Well, the answer is: There's plenty of blame to go around.
Blame Ted Kennedy and his ilk for creating this "super delegate" nonsense after he failed to topple the political juggernaut that is Jimmy Carter.
And, blame Howard Dean for mismanaging the Florida and Michigan situation from the get-go, then caving at the last minute.
The bottom line is, the weaker candidate "won" AGAIN.
Poor Hillary, I feel so sorry for her . . . wiping the tear from my eye . . . excuse me, I'm going to need a second to get over this . . .
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