Just a though for you 3 unpledgeed Super D's here in Nevada. A little unsolicited free advise from a nobody in Reno.
Harry Reid, I feel for you brother. It will be tough to come out for either one as you will need to be working with the loser for years to come. Also, as the Big Chief your vote carries the weight of ten ordinary Delegates. Zeke's thought for you: Sir, is you live in Nevada. A State FULL of Conservatives. Your re-election will be much easier if we as as nation, have had a chance to calm down from the crazy Partisanship of the past 10 years. One candidate will bring that. You know who. Also, there are massive numbers of activists in this State supporting that same person. Wouldn't it be GREAT if they found out you support their candidate? It would be EASY to enlist their help in 2010. Pick the wrong person and you might as well retire.
Sam Lieberman. As the Chair of the NV Democratic Party, you also have to make a tough call. Either way you will get grief. The easy way out will be to pick the person who wins either the largest numbr of State Delegates at the State Con, or sends the most National Delegates. That may wind up being the same person. However if not, consider this: One candidate currently has a massive and very loyal following in the State, that could EASILY be brought into the fold as DUES PAYING State Party Activists. Wanna grow the Party? Pick the right person.
Catherine Cortez Masto. There is that idea that older, blue collar woman will vote for McCain if the their person is not the nominee. I got 4 words for you: MCCAIN IS PRO-LIFE. That voter segment is the absolute backbone of the Democratc Party nationally and here in Nevada. They can't hold a grudge. Trust Zeke. I know dames. And like with Reid, you want to be seen as a person who helped the person who has the most activists in Nevada. Also, unlike Harry, you won't have to see the loser in the Congress anytime soon. If I were you, the State Convention would be a GREAT time to announce your choice. Just a thought.
Yvonne Gates. You don't live in Nevada. No one knows where you are and no one thinks you will show in Denver. Do what ever the hell you want. Maybe you should let Zeke fill in for you? I would be a great superdelegate. Really. I have a loud voice and I let people know what I think. Loudly.