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  •  Ideas are always welcome (0+ / 0-)

    but I have no idea why anyone is thinking about Florida without thinking about Michigan.  'Solving' Florida in no way settles this matter.

    Whatever happens, it should happen the same with both states, not in piecemeal fashion.  Thus, there are really only two options.  

    1.  Do nothing
    1.  Redo the entire thing from the beginning.  

    And I have serious problems with #2, because it gives Michigan and Florida what they hoped for all along, a bigger say in the election than they deserve, therefore they go completely unpunished.

    •  The situations are distinguishable (0+ / 0-)

      I think Michigan should revote with a firehouse caucus, at which they have ample experience.  To me, Obama's not having been on the ballot is a serious problem not present in Florida.  It's also a much more competitive state and one that, unlike Florida, we really do need to win in November.

      Yes, Michigan is getting something good out of it.  But it's a swing state, so I'm not going to complain too much.

      Before we can repair the Constitution, we must remind everyone daily that it is broken.

      by Seneca Doane on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 11:14:25 PM PDT

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    •  Different (0+ / 0-)

      situations require different solutions.  Michigan is different than Florida in the sense that only three candidates were on the ballot so the whole cut the delegates in half approach really does nothing to solve the fundamental problem that a real election in any sense of the word took place there.

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