Donna Brazile, who managed Al Gore's 2000 campaign, says flatly about the Super Delegates, "If 795 of my colleagues decide this election, I will quit the Democratic Party. I feel very strongly about this."
Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, a Clinton supporter, predicts a "potential train wreck" over disputed delegates from Florida and Michigan, states that were stripped of them by the Democratic Party for scheduling their primaries too early.
Candidates were honor-bound not to stump in the states, but the Clinton campaign did not stop operating in Florida, according to the Obama people, and while Obama withdrew his name from the Michigan ballot, Clinton did not. She won the outlaw vote in both and immediately began efforts to seat their 366 delegates.
If one or the other candidates had a clear lead before the late August convention, none of this would matter. But that is not going to happen.
As a result, generations of younger Americans who think of political conventions as boring talkathons that the networks refuse to cover in full may get a taste of what they used to be like--with floor fights, accusations, recriminations, walkouts, parliamentary maneuvering and lots of overheated language.
The TV networks and the Republicans will love it.