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VIDEO: Former Obama Adviser Admits Elites of the Democratic Party Decide the Nominee, Not Voters

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MELVIN: “Anton, this notion and we’re starting to hear this more and more, and we’ll probably have a better sense obviously Tuesday after the 1,300 delegates that are up for grabs there are spoken for, but this idea that perhaps Bernie Sanders is moving the goalpost a bit when it comes to delegates and what could go down at the convention in Milwaukee. What say you to that?”

GUNN: “Well, I will say that Bernie is moving the goalpost. This is what people need to remember. The Democratic Party has a party. The party decides its nominee. The public doesn’t really decide the nominee. The public gets to vote for president of the United States, but people who are active in the party, who participate in the party, they decide the nominee. Superdelegates are very influential in the party. Also, delegates are very influential. And just because you’re a pledged delegate for Bernie Sanders or a pledged delegate for Joe Biden doesn’t mean when you get to the convention floor that you’ll stay a delegate for Biden or Sanders. It’s a process. So it is a process to pick the candidate who wants to be the standard-bearer for the party to try to win in November. Bernie got to understand that process. It’s a real selective and detailed process. In 2008, the Obama campaign from the very beginning focused on the delegate process because we knew it all was going to come down to the delegates, who’s committed to you, who wants to be on your team at the end and do you really feel like they can be elected?”

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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