Should Superdelegates be Capped?

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Democrats have began taking steps toward limiting the influence of independent superdelegates in helping select the party's presidential nominee in 2012. A DNC panel is recommending the number of superdelegates, be reduced, from 20 percent of the total number of delegates to 15 percent. The entire DNC must approve the change at a meeting later on this summer. Superdelegates are the elected officials and leaders in the party who've really dedicated their lives to the party. Their influence should be larger than somebody who just showed up last week, and cutting their numbers may make the Democratic party more vulnerable to takeover by corporate-owned newbies, the same as the Republican Party which has no superdelegates. Keep an eye on this.

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