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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Superdelegates, Yes; Trump, No

The Republican establishment has a Donald Trump problem, and Democratic party leaders may have just the solution – superdelegates, not chosen by the voters but made up of party insiders who can swing the presidential nomination to their personal favorite.

Senator Bernie Sanders and his supporters complain that the national Democratic Party leadership has put the fix in for Hillary Clinton with the superdelegate set-up. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, seemed to agree when she told CNN with surprising candor the other day that these superdelegates “exist really to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists.”

Bingo! The Republicans have a solution to future voter insurgencies like the one that has propelled Trump – and, to a lesser extent, Ted Cruz – to the brink of nomination. Once GOP leaders diminish the say party voters have, the primary process will be much more manageable, and they'll get candidates they can be a lot more comfortable with.

Who says there’s no such thing as bipartisan agreement?

For Rasmussen Reports, I’m Fran Coombs.