Is the Onus of Presidential Qualification on the Parties?by Phil on 11/29/2008
Both Americamustknow.com and yourfellowcitizen.com are reporting on a couple of places in Democratic party rules where the party seems to explicitly admit that they are responsible for the proper vetting and, subsequently, nominating eligible candidates.
All of this seems to tie in nicely with what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had certified as Barack Obam being duly nominatedÂ for the party.
Read on for more info and links…
Page 18 of the national party rules states, in part:
K. 1. Based on the right of the Democratic Party to freely assemble and to determine the
criteria for its candidates, it is determined that all candidates for the Democratic
nomination for President or Vice President shall:
a. be registered to vote, and shall have been registered to vote in the last
election for the office of President and Vice President; and
b. have demonstrated a commitment to the goals and objectives of the
Democratic Party as determined by the National Chair and will participate
in the Convention in good faith.
2. It is further determined that these requirements are in addition to the requirements set forth by the United States Constitution and any law of the United States.Â (emphasis added)
Further, here is the PDF of a letter to the South Carolina Election Commission from the SC State Party Chair, Carol Fowler, explaining that it’s allegedly their responsibility to determine eligibility of candidates.