American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An elected official or political party leader who attends a presidential nominating convention and who may or may not have made a commitment to vote for a candidate.
- From super- + delegate, indicating these delegates' perceived elevated status: though they officially represent only themselves, they have as much say as elected delegates who represent a region or state. Originally written super-delegate or super delegate; the former is attested since 1981. (Wiktionary)
“And I'm careful to use the term superdelegate, because there's no such thing in the Democratic constitution, bylaws or history.”
“Might I suggest that instead of changing the total Superdelegate count on your screen, you let us know who the superdelegate is that has made a decesion .....”
“I'm sure every superdelegate is taking flight off Hillarious sinking ship!!!!! tew funny!”
“Obama is out gaining Hillary in superdelegate endorsements but even if she gains enough momentum to split the superdelegates, she still loses.”
“The idea of a superdelegate is to wait for ALL the regular delegates to be in place, for the majority vote to be considered — and ONLY THEN are they supposed to weigh in on which candidate is best for the party.”
“The idea of a superdelegate is to wait for ALL the regular delegates to be in place, for the majority vote to be considered - and ONLY THEN are they supposed to weigh in on which candidate is best for the party.”
“Everytime I read that another superdelegate is endorsing Obama, I think we are supposed to be moving forward, not backward. qbit”
“The Clinton case to superdelegate is no more valid”
“It is important to note that Senator Obama leads Senator Clinton in superdelegate endorsements among Governors, United States Senators and members of the House of Representatives.”
“Any endorsement that doesn't come from a superdelegate is meaningless at this point. kim”
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