Mark Penn, senior campaign strategist for Hillary Clinton, intimated today that his campaign will build robotic delegates who will not waver in their dedication to Senator Clinton. Penn added that the so-called "dele-bots" may also be equipped with flame throwers and submachine guns and also, "maybe shark teeth, you know, to take out the pledged delegates or super-delegates." Penn clarified that no actual voters would be harmed "at least not voters from significant states."
Okay, all of that is not true, though I forgive you for believing otherwise. Because the Clinton campaign's latest salvo to win through crappiness is almost as absurd as building evil robot delegates:
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign intends to go after delegates whom Barack Obama has already won in the caucuses and primaries if she needs them to win the nomination.
This strategy was confirmed to me by a high-ranking Clinton official on Monday. And I am not talking about superdelegates, those 795 party big shots who are not pledged to anybody. I am talking about getting pledged delegates to switch sides.
What? Isn’t that impossible? A pledged delegate is pledged to a particular candidate and cannot switch, right?
“I swear it is not happening now, but as we get closer to the convention, if it is a stalemate, everybody will be going after everybody’s delegates,” a senior Clinton official told me Monday afternoon. “All the rules will be going out the window.”
Why don't Clinton and her advisors understand that the more they act like troglodytes, the less people want to vote for them? Is it because they're raging egomaniacs, or because they're stupid? Or, perhaps, they're stupid raging egomaniacs?