Saturday, May 31, 2008

Florida not on board with DNC decision

Democratic Party officials agreed Saturday to seat Michigan and Florida delegates with half-votes.
Amids a day of speeches and raucous behavior from the stands, Florida promised amidst yells of "Denver, Denver, Denver" to take the decision to the convention in August which will be held in Denver.
The DNC motion to seat all Michigan delegates with half vote each passed and a thank you was issued. Michigan is on board.
The rules committee agreed on the compromise offered by the Michigan Democratic Party that would split the difference, allowing Clinton to take 69 delegates and Obama 59. Each delegate would get half a vote at the convention in Denver this summer, according to the deal.
Nineteen in favor, eight opposed and no abstentions.
Need to win is now 2,118 delegates to clinch the nomination and Barack Obama has 2,050.
I believe it is disrespectful of Hillary to not concede the race. She will not and cannot win. This is not good sportsmanship, I gather but indeed, politics.

Obama's name wasn't on the Michigan ballot and Clinton got 50 of the vote with 40 percent uncommitted.
A much better story on this matter: DNC vote
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