The term "pledged" delegates mean nothing, the State Presidential Primary voting means nothing. What your vote is doing is choosing a delegate to be pledged to your choice. Once the delegate gets to the convention, the delegate votes the way the delegate feels would be best for the party, and hopefully the best for the US. Getting on the ballot is also a political thing. Politics are everywhere, from your job to your family. When my father went in as District Commander of the American Legion he told me that he was not the best Commander they could ever have, but because of politics that is just how it is. The state parties decide who gets on the ballot for that state. I got my site in December 07, but I listened to family members who told me to stop. So I put off my publicizing my efforts, and around April/May I started regretting my decision. Now I am here to take advantage of the system created by the political parties, just as Washington warned.
The Choice for America.........President Charles R Newman