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Friday, April 11, 2008

Radio Iowa: A chat with the "father" of the "super delegates"

Excerpted from this post at Radio Iowa

This afternoon I had a conversation with Charles Manatt, the
"godfather" of the Democratic Party's "super delegates." ... Manatt is a
native of Audubon, Iowa, and a 1958 graduate of Iowa State University.
He got a law degree from George Washington University in 1962. He's
back on the Ames campus today and tomorrow he'll be given one of the
university's "Distinguished Alumni" awards. From 1981 to '85, Manatt
was chairman of the Democratic National Committee. In 1983 he founded
the system of "unpledged delegates" (he does not call them "super"
delegates). Manatt was co-chair of the 1992 Clinton-Gore campaign and
in 1999 President Clinton appointed him U.S. Ambassador to the
Dominican Republic.

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