Top Clinton Adviser Says Superdelegates Will Decide Election, Obama’s Victories ‘Irrelevant’ - You Decide 08!: "A top Hillary Clinton adviser on Saturday boldly predicted his candidate would lock down the nomination before the August convention by definitively winning over party insiders and officials known as superdelegates, claiming the number of state elections won by rival Barack Obama would be “irrelevant” to their decision...In essence, he argued the party’s 795 superdelegates (Connecticut Independent-Democrat Sen. Joe Lieberman recently was stripped of his superdelegate status) were in a better position to assess electability and suitability for the presidency than party regulars who will attend the national convention in late August as pledged delegates. He also said Michigan and Florida, which voted for Clinton, should have delegates seated at the convention, even though he originally voted with the national party last year to strip the delegates because the states violated party rules by holding early primaries."
So says Harold Ickes, one of Hillary Clinton's main advisers. I guess that pretty much makes it clear that we are headed for a no-holds-barred drive for the nomination, and if she gets it she will worry about making nice with the Obama folks afterward. But when somebody like this says that winning elections as Obama has been doing is "irrelevant," and that he wants to seat the FL and MI delegation even though he himself voted to ban them, it shows you why the Clintons are known for being ruthless.