Finally, a super-delegate who supports Hillary Clinton steps up to the plate. It’s long overdue and this should sting; it’s no other than the Governor of New York – one of her many ‘home’ states.  Kudos to Gov. Patterson.

See below for Update on Exodus of Clinton’s California Delegates.

AP:NY Gov. Patterson to Clinton: “Stop the Mich, Fla effort”

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York Gov. David Paterson, a superdelegate who supports Hillary Rodham Clinton, said she’s showing “a little desperation” and should give up her effort to count votes from renegade primaries in Michigan and Florida.

Paterson said Thursday that Clinton shouldn’t derail the process by which the national Democratic Party stripped Michigan and Florida of their national convention delegates because they moved their primaries up to January in violation of party rules. The rules were agreed to by all the candidates, including Clinton, before she won the two January contests. Because of the violations, no candidates campaigned in either state and her rival Barack Obama took him name off the Michigan ballot.

“I would say at this point we’re starting to see a little desperation on the part of a woman I still support and will support until she makes a different determination,” Paterson told WAMC-FM. “Candidates have to be cautious in their zeal to win that they don’t trample on the process.”

Paterson said he doubted his home-state senator would get the edge over Obama, even if the two states’ votes were counted.

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So will she take the high road?

Update [2008-5-23 19:38:44 by idredit]:

Al Giordano – The Field reports an Exodus of 40 Clinton Delegates begins:

The endorsement by US Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-California) of Obama today sends an extremely firm message to the Clinton campaign, and not only because he was, until today, a Clinton superdelegate.

The Field has learned that Cardoza is the first of a group of at least 40 Clinton delegates, many of them from California, that through talking among themselves came to a joint decision that all of them would vote for Obama at the convention. They have informed Senator Clinton that it’s time to unite around Obama, and that they will be coming out, one or two at a time, and announcing their switch between now and the convention if Senator Clinton doesn’t do the same.</blockquote

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