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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Let's Do It Again

Let's Do It Again
       A month ago everyone dismissed the idea of re-doing the Michigan presidential primary as deader than a doornail.  Ah, but the corpse has winked.
       Now the first thing you want to know is who will get stuck with the tab for another vote?  Recall that the "election" on January 15th cost a cool $12 million smackers of your money.
       If democrats decide they want another bite of the election apple the party will foot the bill.
       With that out of the way, why the rush to vote again?
       Last Tuesday's election results have again propelled Michigan's convention delegation into the national spotlight.  When Clinton beat Obama in Ohio and Texas, suddenly the race was not over but only just beginning.
       With this contest so darn close, Michigan's 156 delegates along with the 200 plus from Florida could decide which candidate gets the nomination.
       There is no consensus yet on what form this new election might take, but democrats are united on one front:  They do not want to go to the national convention with the seating of the Michigan delegation still up in the air.  That could lead to an intra-party civil war between the two presidential camps which can only help the republicans.
       So what will they do to get Michigan democrats onto the convention floor?
       At this read your guess is as good as anyone's.
       There could be a "firehouse primary' where on a given day, voters can go to their local firehouse and vote for the Hill or the Big O.  There could be an accommodation reached on giving most of the uncommitted votes to Obama from last January's vote.
       What ever they decide, every camp will have to sign off and "fairness" will be the key.  Obama's gang will protest if somebody tries to steal this election and Clinton could do that with the bunch of Michigan super delegates on her side.
       Michigan democrats wanted attention and boy are they getting it. Now the question is, what will they do with it?
       As the governor likes to say, stay tuned.


Anonymous John fitness training Austin TX said...

They want an electoral mulligan. The big complaint I keep hearing it that the people of FL and MI deserve to have their voices heard. Damn straight they do AND they actually have. The democratic voters in both those states elected people to represent their interests who saw fit to ignore the rules of the national nominating process. The voters of FL and MI should have their say. They did and will. The next time they vote they ought to vote for people other than the knuckleheads that decided to disenfranchise them. 48 out of 50 states managed to get it right.

March 6, 2008 at 3:57 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got to love the professional Clinton spin machine! The DNC set the rules, everyone knew, and agreed to them, and now the Clinton’s, and their supporters want to break them. Michigan, and Florida knew the rules, were warned not to break them, but went ahead to break them anyway!

Now because Hillary needs 70 plus percent in the remaining 12 primaries (almost impossible) to catch Obama in the delegate count, she and her supporters are spinning rationalizing why the delegates need to be counted as they currently favor Hillary!!!

I guess it’s no wonder why many of our kids and many in Society have lost their values, a sense of fair-play because of self-serving role-models like Hillary!!!

Guess this is why many can also justify 20 million law-breaking illegal aliens who say the heck with standing in line when they can just go around it!!!

March 7, 2008 at 6:15 AM 

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