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  •  Obama will seat the Florida Delegation in Full (3+ / 0-)
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    grrtigger, OH 09 Dem, pamelabrown

    the day Hillary drops out, the DNC will announce MI and FL will sit in full.  It may be soon, it may be a while, but the votes cast will count.

    Obama only needs 100 or so more superdelegates to effectively end the race.

    •  of course. (0+ / 0-)

      Once it's no longer politically expedient to EXclude Florida and Michigan we'll be INcluded.  Never mind counting the votes.

      I am an Edwards Democrat.

      by ThirstyGator on Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 09:54:32 AM PDT

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      •  doesn't sound like you'll ever be happy.... (0+ / 0-)

        You'll get your delegates (which is what your vote was for by the way) that is, of course, unless you were one of the 43% of Michigan voters that were forced to choose "uncommitted."  You're getting them committed for you now... you should be grateful.

        But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false--about Hope ~BHO -6.38/-7.08

        by OH 09 Dem on Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 10:36:17 AM PDT

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      •  Gripe at your state pols who put you in this mess (2+ / 0-)
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        Duncan Idaho, sarashina nikki

        in the first place.

        It's not Hillary or Obama.

        Hillary Clinton: A monstrous liar whose hubris destroyed her reputation.

        by The Dead Man on Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 11:50:05 AM PDT

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      •  The votes were counted. (0+ / 0-)

        Look it up on Real Clear Politics.
        It's too late to bitch about this. Your state leaders opted for this rule-breaking. Do I think the penalty is harsh? Yeah. I urge you to try a thought experiment.

        Imagine that two candidates have announced they intend to run for office. One is world famous and has universal name recognition. The other is a newcomer who is politically talented and who is known, but not well-known. The state where they are running sets up an election date, then says they ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CAMPAIGN! Is the result going to be fair? I think a 9 year-old can answer that one.

        How can you think it's fair to "count" the votes in a primary where there was no campaigning, the voters were told the result wouldn't count, and one of the candidates is a newcomer and the other is a world famous celebrity? To accept the results of such an election would be "disenfranchising" (to use a Clintonista favorite) all the Obama voters in the rest of the US, as well as all the voters in FL who didn't vote because they were told it wouldn't count. Jesus, even the old central American dictators were fairer than THAT!

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