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With the final names being added to the DemConWatch Superdelegate Endorsement List, it's time to take a look at who, even at this late date, decided to forgo their duty of telling the Democratic Party who they support.
There are 98.5 superdelegate votes who have not endorsed a candidate:
There are 3 vacancies in the DNC, 1 from Illinois and 2 at-large. There are also 29.5 add-on superdelegates who have not been selected, for a total of 32.5 superdelegate votes that have an excuse for not making a choice.
9 members of the DNC are prevented by rule from endorsing, so we'll let them off the hook:
Howard Dean, Lottie Shackleford, Susan Turnbell, Phil Murphy, Linda Chavez-Johnson, Rep. Mike Honda, Alice Germond, Andrew Tobias. Mark Brewer. We'll thrown in RBC Chairs Alexis Herman and James Roosevelt.
Update: The consensus in to the comments is to put Nancy Pelosi in this group as Chair of the convention. That's fair.
And I suppose we can throw Al Gore into this group also. Although in 2004 he was able to make an endorsement....
THE WASHINGTON WIMPS
There's obviously something more important to these folks than a simple statement saying, "we support the Democrat nominee":
Senators Joe Biden, Carl Levin
Representatives Bud Cramer,
Nancy Pelosi, Jim Marshall, Nancy Boyda, Charlie Melancon, Edward Markey, John Tierney, Steny Hoyer, Collin Peterson, Gene Taylor, Charlie Wilson, Dennis Kucinich, Marcia Kaptur, Dan Boren, Tim Holden, Bart Gordon, Lincoln Davis, Nick Lampson, Don Cazayoux, Travis Childers, Allen Boyd, Tim Mahoney
Now to be fair, some of these Democrats come from relatively conservative districts where association with the national party may hurt them in their district, and Cazayoux and Childers haven't been in office for more than a couple of months. But for the rest, who knows why they stayed out of it.
AND THE REST
As they used to say on Gilligan's Island in the first season, when you're unimportant, you don't even get to be named. And we're not going to name them here. From the only Governor who stayed quiet, to a former Senate Majority Leader, to the many DNC members who are faceless and nameless most of the time, we say farewell, it's been fun Googling you the last 5 months, but it's time to move on. If you're still around in 2016, (yes, we won't care about you during Obama's reelection campaign) if you even still have a vote, then maybe we'll start this dance again...