It’s a Bird, It’s a plane, it’s a Superdelegate!

Is it just me or is this whole “superdelegate” nonsense totally screwed up? I just saw a CBS News piece about Howard Dean saying that the superdelegates need to get their choices made by July 1st

My problem comes in the definition of what the “superdelegates” are:

Superdelegates are the nearly 800 party and elected officials who can support whomever they choose at the Democratic National Convention, regardless of what happens in the primaries.

This means that if it comes down to it, these people get to decide who’s going to be the Democrat candidate. These people get to make this decision regardless of the popular vote or the delegates that each candidate has won in the primaries. Simply put, the people get shut out of the decision. Something about this is so totally wrong.

On the other hand, I am not a hamster nor am I a democrat. I don’t support Obama OR Clinton, so all this infighting is just keeping them split, busy fighting it out amongst themselves while McCain is getting his General Election campaign underway thanks to the head start the Democrats have given him.