As I have noted previously, it has been apparent for a while that Hillary Clinton relies heavily on establishment bias in her bid for the Democratic Party nomination for the presidency in 2016. She enjoys an enormous lead in “superdelegates,” that is “delegates awarded to party insiders,” who are not in any legal sense committed and could change sides, but who promote a tone of inevitability for Clinton’s long-presumed nomination, a tone which appears in mainstream reporting and thus arguably misleads about the state of the race of the Democratic Party nomination.
But there now appears to be more than an attempted self-fulfilling prophesy at work here. Where before the Democratic National Committee’s thumb on the scales was barely concealed, it now seems entirely in the open. Read more
- David Benfell, “Two thumbs on two scales,” Not Housebroken, December 19, 2015, https://disunitedstates.org/?p=8456↩
- Adam Johnson, “Hillary is anything but ‘inevitable’: The political press is lying to you about her delegate lead,” Salon, February 25, 2016, http://www.salon.com/2016/02/25/hillary_is_far_from_inevitable_stop_counting_her_bogus_delegate_lead_partner/↩