The Michigan Mess

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 3:28 pm

<p>Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign is upping the pressure on Sen. Barack Obama over the disputed primary votes in Michigan and Florida.</p>

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&quot;We are in real danger of jeopardizing our [general election] prospects in these states,&quot; Clinton spokesman Phil Singer told reporters on a conference call Wednesday. While voters across the country want to see a Democrat in the White House, Singer said, &quot;If we are snubbing the people of&nbsp;Michigan and Florida, we are going to endanger our ability to do so.&quot;</p>

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The tough comments followed a last-minute visit by Clinton to Michigan early Wednesday, where she also pressed the case for a re-vote. Getting delegates from Florida and Michigan are key to Clinton’s hopes of capturing the presidential nomination.</p>

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But lengthy negotiations about how to proceed in Michigan appeared <a title="deadlocked" id="hvty" href="http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=5&amp;docID=news-000002690785">deadlocked</a>, and Obama’s campaign issued a lengthy memo Wednesday detailing its <a title="reservations" id="e5iz" href="http://thepage.time.com/obama-campaign-memo-on-michigan-primary/">reservations</a> about the latest re-vote proposal.&quot;There is a way to get it done and we could be getting it done,&quot; Singer said, &quot;but because [the Obama campaign] has failed to do so, we are endangering our chances.&quot;</p>

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ajm8127
Comment posted March 19, 2008 @ 9:41 pm

Why didn’t she express some kind of interest in the voters of those states when those primaries were being held back in January? Maybe it was because she thought she would be the democratic presidential shoe-in. The people of those states only have their own state democratic committees to blame. They knew the rules, and they deliberately broke them. If the DNC goes back on their word now, and lets those states vote, then they are just showing they have absolutely no integrity.


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