On Sunday, Feb. 10, I had the opportunity to speak with our marvelous governor. I asked him if our state goes overwhelmingly for Obama, will he represent the interests of his constituency and delegate for Barack Obama? He informed me that, well, he simply couldn’t do that because he had already committed to Hillary Clinton.
I asked why, and he responded, “It doesn’t work like that.” Mr. Baldacci and I both know his choice is not really bound by anything, certainly not by a nominal endorsement of Clinton.
So what does he mean when he says it doesn’t work like that? Does he mean his job is not to support the interests of his constituency? Does he think, like his crony Clinton, that he has better judgment than do the voters of the Democratic Party? I certainly don’t think he does.
This leads me to believe that the governor, like Hillary, favors a top-down, closed government, a government ruled by corruption, in which a small group of political elite have absolute control. Baldacci’s job in a representative democracy is to represent and not dictate. People like Baldacci offer to propel Clinton into a position that is not rightfully hers.
I urge people to contact Baldacci and the other Maine superdelegates and tell them that you will not stand for having your voice, your vote ignored any longer.