The Michigan Mess
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>
"We are in real danger of jeopardizing our [general election] prospects in these states," 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, "If we are snubbing the people of Michigan and Florida, we are going to endanger our ability to do so."</p>
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>
But lengthy negotiations about how to proceed in Michigan appeared <a title="deadlocked" id="hvty" href="http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=5&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."There is a way to get it done and we could be getting it done," Singer said, "but because [the Obama campaign] has failed to do so, we are endangering our chances."</p>
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