I listenened to Randi Rhodes' Air America Radio show today, and for nearly three hours, she was railing against the Democratic Super Delegates. Now, I'm a big Randi fan, but today's show was wearying. Much of the talk was centered on the anti-democratic nature of the rules in the Democratic primaries.
It is ironic that the Democratic Party's nominating process is un-democratic, but it isn't a surprise, and it isn't even wrong. The nominating process has its own rules in each party, and if we had more viable parties, they would each also have their own sets of rules. It's each party's prerogative to set their own rules. And the Democrat's rules were set many, many years ago.
If Democrats, and Randi Rhodes in general, have a problem with the way the process works, they should have been making an effort to change the rules long before now. Once each party nominates their candidate, then the process becomes democratic. That's when one man-one vote supposedly starts. Of course, the electoral college then comes into play, and one could rightfully argue against that one, no question.
But enough of the hand-wringing here. The rules are set. Changing them now wouldn't be fair to either candidate, and would in fact delegitimize the winner. Leave it alone, and let the best candidate win, by the candidate's party's rules.