Bernie agreed to a brokered convention prior to the primary season starting. He favoured a brokered convention when Hillary had more delegates than he did. Now he's leading the polls (but not the delegates), he's opposed to it. You can't suck and blow at the same time.missed part of the statement sorry, but Bernie is an old white man so its not just about old white men here.
The super delegates regardless of whether they are old white men or not, are going to be the worst optic the Democratic Party could have.
If only the elected delegates voted on second and subsequent ballots, then it could be a democratic process. With the super delegates it is not and voters are going to feel over-ruled.
I am dreading how this will all turn out if no one wins the delegate majority before the convention.
Hypothetical: If three candidates are centrists who split the votes, and only one who defines themself as socialist, who has 1/3 of the delegates, then the centrists really do have the majority of the party - 67%, and the candidate should come from that group. Just because 1/3 of the party want far left, doesn't give them the majority. Shouldn't the majority centrists be able to broker a deal and stop the minority candidate, to pick a candidate which reflects the wishes of the majority?