A Democratic Party Second Ballot

As one of the principle drafters of the rules by which the Democratic Party selects its presidential candidates, I see an increasing possibility, now even approaching a probability, that for the first time since 1952 we will see a Democratic National Convention second convention ballot. And as the person who drafted the initial rule in 1982 that created “super delegates,” (and myself served as a super delegate) it may very well be that for the first time this class of delegates may prove to be decisive. The primary calendar and mandated proportional representation may drive us to this point.