The Portent of Superdelegates for American and International Democracy

I wrote earlier about how the American primaries have been a wonderful showcase of democracy at work. 

Everywhere I have been traveling lately, from Tel Aviv to Ramallah, from Mexico City to Sydney, Australia, people are fascinating with the US elections. 

The only scary thing that will bring us back is if the Obama-Clinton competition is not resolved in an orderly fashion by the people.  If Florida/Michigan delegates become an issue, or if the super-delegates end up crowning the nominee at odds with the vote of the people, it will bring us back to the Bush-Gore elections debacle and make American democracy look like a banana republic.

In this context it is good news that it seems like Senator Obama is establishing a firm lead and Senator Clinton is demonstrating remarkable elegance in accepting the will of the people.

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