A letter to Paul Krugman of The New York Times:
Mr. Paul Krugman, you were featured on the June 1 editorial page of our local newspaper, the Bradenton Herald. Please note a quote by you from your article: "Eventually, however, it all becomes a simple matter of delegate count. That's why Hillary Clinton will be the Democrat nominee."
I will quote from Wikipedia’s definition of “Democratic Super Delegates” explaining that super delegates can vote for whomever they wish, once arriving at the convention. This definition goes on to say that Super Delegates could potentially swing the results to nominate a presidential candidate (Bernie Sanders) who did not receive the majority of earned delegate votes during the primaries or caucuses.
Please convince me why these super delegates would be so stupid not to switch from Hillary to Bernie if, at convention time, Hillary is still tied in the polls with Donald while Bernie is beating Donald by a combined poll average of 10 points? Does anyone believe, for one minute, these delegates, who are stalwart members of the Democratic Party all of their lives, will sit back and watch their so-called preferred candidate (Hillary Clinton) get beat in the national election? Why would they not switch (as dictated in the DNC bylaws) their votes to push the other candidate (Bernie Sanders) over the top because he has proven time and time again he can beat “The Donald” by double-digit numbers in the general election?
Mr. Krugman, you have indicated otherwise, in your article, and have anointed Hillary with a jump-start of 500-plus unearned super delegates. I am, therefore, requesting a correction, by you, so as not to confuse us small-town simple-minded electorate here in Southern Florida. Can you do that?