Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s indictment on eight felony counts, including perjury, obstruction of justice and misconduct in office, stems from testimony about an affair with his chief of staff. Depending on how this plays out, Barack Obama may have to subtract one superdelegate from his total.
But keep an eye on the scoreboard because another superdelegate might bite the dust. Client 9's successor, Gov. David Paterson, has admitted he too had extramarital affairs. While Paterson broke his marriage vows, he remains loyal to Clinton. He showed his loyalty by campaigning for her in Iowa and South Carolina. Fair enough. But reportedly one of his ex-lovers also was on the trips.
Twenty top Democratic donors who are supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for saying superdelegates should support the presidential candidate with the most pledged delegates.
Pelosi, who has not endorsed either candidate as chair of the Democratic National Convention, said during a March 16 appearance on ABC's "This Week" that it would be harmful to the party if superdelegates don't support the pledged delegate winner.
In their letter, Clinton's supporters said superdelegates "must look to not one criterion but to the full panoply of factors that will help them assess who will be the party's strongest nominee in the general election."
The letter also noted the donors "have been strong supporters" of the House Democrats' fundraising apparatus.
"We therefore urge you to clarify your position on superdelegates and reflect in your comments a more open view to the optional independent actions of each of the delegates at the national convention in August," they said.
Ah, love among the ruins.