I suspected that if the Democrats’ nomination process got dicey, like it is now, that Hillary would continue to press for the free votes she got out of Florida and Michigan. Remarkably, it seems that though the DNC is willing to consider some manner to allow Florida and Michigan to seat delegates, they’re may not be so stupid as to think the results of the primaries that were held against party rules should stand, especially when there was no campaigning in either state. But it is just like the Democrats to so easily jump to “let’s change the rules” when the rules don’t fit their needs. This particular situation should have been accounted for when judgment was passed on Florida and Michigan, so it seems odd to me that anything really needs to be done.
Again, Hillary says something that reveals her self-centered focus, even when pretending to care about others. On TV tonight I heard her say (more or less) “1.7 million Florida voters thought their votes counted”. Which said to me that 1.7 million Florida voters were either too stupid or or ignorant of major news about their own state to realize their votes weren’t going to affect the nomination? I’m quite sure that most Floridians were smart enough to know they were making a statement so the world would know where they stood, but I won’t for a minute believe they thought their votes would count in the process. I think it’s just demeaning to think that.
This next week should be telling. Although there is talking of “do-overs”, the DNC was clear on this point:
Out of respect for the presidential campaigns and the states that did not violate party rules, we are not going to change the rules in the middle of the game,” Howard Dean said in a statement.
And he said it calmly.