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The Democrats' Super Disaster
The Wall St. Journal (2008)
  • John C Yoo, University of California, Berkeley
The Democratic Party's grant of primary voting rights to superdelegates, many of them members of Congress, undermines the independence of the Presidency. The Framers believed that letting Congress choose the president was a dreadful idea. Without direct election by the people, the Framers said that the executive would lose its independence and vigor and become a mere servant of the legislature.
  • Presidential selection,
  • Primaries,
  • Super delegates
Publication Date
March 24, 2008
Citation Information
John C Yoo. "The Democrats' Super Disaster" The Wall St. Journal (2008)
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