Last week I mentioned in this post that I had sent gay Dallas superdelegate and media darling David Hardt an e-mail asking whether he was any closer to committing in the wake of the North Carolina and Indiana primaries. This morning I received Hardt’s response, in which he says he’s still uncommitted and goes “back and forth on this every day.” Hardt also says he’s loyal to the Clintons because of what they’ve done for the Democratic Party and believes Clinton would be more electable. But he says he doesn’t know how any superdelegate could support Clinton if Obama wins both the pledged delegate count and the popular vote. Finally, Hardt promises that when he commits, he’ll call Dallas Voice first. Thanks, David. An excerpt from his e-mail is after the jump.
“Yes, I am still undecided, I go back and forth on this everyday. As an activist for the young community, I can’t be more excited about what Senator Obama is doing. The turnout of young voters is unprecedented and he is largely responsible for it. On the other hand, I am feel very loyal to the Clinton’s for everything they have done for the Democratic Party. And quite honestly, I think she is more electable. That being said, unless she gets big wins in the upcoming primary states, I don’t think she has a chance. I as a superdelegate will not vote against the will of the voters and unless she catches Senator Obama in delegates or popular vote, then I just don’t know how I or any other superdelegate can vote against Obama. It’s still a very hard decision, but as promised, when I pledge, I will call you first. In my talks with both campaigns, they know I would like to do a press release to the gay community first.”
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