Argument: Superdelegates are life-long party leaders that deserve more power
- Jill Miller Zimon. "Superdelegate Issue Produces Threats of Quitting Democratic Party". MSNBC.com. February 9th, 2008 - "...as someone who has been intimately involved in the redrafting of a constitution for a 150 year old organization. We’ve tried for almost three years to create a new venue through which powerful, long-serving individuals in the organization could contribute without having a disproportionately powerful hand in issues that come to votes - because the size of this group of individuals and their relative level of involvement in the organization is disproportionately large and rare, respectively, compared to the overall membership of the organization."
- "SUPERDELEGATES!....Ezra Klein comments". Washington Quarterly. February 6, 2008 - "why shouldn't the party elders, many of whom have to run on the same ticket as the presidential nominee, get a little extra say in the process?"