Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is on record as saying the superdelegates should support the Democratic candidate with the most delegates earned from voters. That didn't make the Clinton people very happy, since it is virtually impossible for their candidate to finish with the most delegates.
A few days ago, 20 of Clinton's top fundraisers decided to try and pressure Pelosi to change her position. They sent her a letter asking her to "clarify your position on superdelegates and reflect in your comments a more open view to the optional independent actions of each of the delegates at the National Convention in August."
It is the view of these Clintonistas that if the voters don't choose the appropriate candidate, then it is up to the superdelegates to step in and fix things by overruling them. That is a ridiculously elitist position for any Democrat to be putting forward.
Do they really think the party insiders know better than the voters? If that was true, then why have the vote at all? We might as well just go back to picking candidates in the smoke-filled backrooms.
But Pelosi wasn't intimidated. Her spokesman said, "The speaker believes it would do great harm to the Democratic Party if superdelegates are perceived to overturn the will of the voters. This has been her position throughout this primary season, regardless of who was ahead at any particular point in delegates or votes."
She is absolutely right.