The turmoil over the Michigan and Florida delegates/elections continues and Hillary of course wants the delegates from the unofficial primaries already held in those two states to count AS IS!!!
She flat out is saying the results of those elections were "fair!!!!" How is it fair when in Michigan you only had Hillary on the ballot with "uncommitted." Voting for "uncommitted" isn't voting for Barack Obama, those votes don't count toward Obama, it simply means you're voting, "unsure."
Hillary calling her Michigan win "fair" is like the old Soviet Communist Party calling the elections of their leaders as "fair" when they were the only choice on the ballot!!! Now don't get me wrong, I'm not accusing her of being a communist, I'm just saying that it is irresponsible and unscrupulous to say that the Michigan election was fair.
The same goes for Florida but to a lesser degree, no one campaigned there and everyone knew that the results wouldn't count so how many people just stayed home rather than vote? How do we know for sure that Hillary would have won if it was a legitimate election and even if she still would have won, how do we know that her margin of victory wouldn't have been less thus giving Obama more delegates than he "gained" in the unofficial election? That is an important point and valid issue to raise as every vote/delegate counts in this tight race.
As you regular readers know, I am first and foremost advocating holding Michigan and Florida accountable for their own actions for breaking the rules. They knew the consequences by moving ahead with their unsanctioned elections. However, all that being said the only way that these two states should be able to seat delegates at the convention should be via a revote but how the particulars of that vote are ironed out remains to be seen.
One thing is sure, it must be fair across the board. I have heard some talk of Hillary surrogates Senator Bill Nelson of Florida and Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania saying that they'd raise the necessary money. That seems a little questionable as the money would be coming from just one side, it seems to leave too much room for bias. Perhaps that's not a big issue but it seems to me that to avoid any hint of bias toward either campaign, it should be either paid by the states of Michigan and Florida or by the Democratic National Party.
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