The tight race to become the Democratic party presidential nominee is putting the party’s super delegates in a powerful position. The 800 or so super delegates are party leaders or elected officials who can choose to support the candidate they like, regardless of each state’s caucus or primary results. It is unlikely Senator Hillary Clinton or Senator Barack Obama will be earn enough regular delegates to win the nomination. And that means super delegates could play a deciding role in choosing a nominee. Alaska has just four super delegates- fewer than almost any other state. So far, two are undecided, one will vote for Obama and the other for Clinton.
Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage