|Bullshit!!! Fucking damn bullshit!!! You can read the whole story HERE. Michigan, in no small part with the help of Carl Levin, decided to hold it's primary early, against DNC rules. The penalty for this if you're not aware, is that Michigan was stripped of it's Democrat delegates. They went ahead knowing this, the DNC stripped their delegates, now the DNC wants a "mulligan"....a "do over". This is not kindergarten damnit.|
I can see where the DNC is a pinch here. On one hand, Clinton and Obama are essentially in a dead heat. Clinton has "won" both Michigan and Florida. Both states were stripped of their delegates for holding early primaries.
If the DNC recinds it's position...they hand Clinton a bunch of delegates where proper campaigning was not held...and the Obama team will rightfully cry foul. If they hold fast, Michigan and Florida, both delegate rich states, will not have a say in swinging a tight race. No matter how you slice it, bad blood. Bad blood Michigan and Florida chose......tough shit. What does the DNC propose? Lets have a caucus....essentially a revote. For the record, I don't think Clinton is all that keen on a revote either, if against Obama when he actually campaigns..:)
While I won't go into the details of the difference between a caucus vs. a primary, I'd like to point one GLARING detail. Primaries are paid for by the state out of state TAX DOLLARS. Is the DNC prepared to reimburse our fair state for the tax dollars our citizens were charged? Will the DNC then pay out of pocket for the caucus and reimburse our fair state for the extra security and cost of dealing with a new wave of campaigning?
I'll be back.......right now I have to go mutter and piss on something......grrrrrrrrrrrr