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Monday, February 11, 2008

Changing Rules

According to an editorial in today's NEW YORK POST, Hillary Clinton's advisors are trying to have the vote for delegates in Michigan and Florida count toward the nomination. Originally, because both Michigan and Florida chose to have their primaries early, the Republican National Committee removed half of the delegates from those states. The Democratic National Committee stripped both states of their delegates.

In Michigan all candidated except Senator Clinton removed their names from the ballott. Naturally, Clinton defeated uncommitteted delegates. In Florida, all Democratic candidates agreed not to campaign. This favored Clinton who was better-known and she won and had a victory rally on primary night. This was supposed to be for show.

But now the race is very tight and there is a move to recognize those two delegations. If that's done, it would definitely favor Clinton. This doesn't seem fair. It sounds like something a child would do, if he's losing, he changes the rules in the middle of the game.

Is this a sign of things to come?

1 comment:

Cromely said...

That's one of the two reasons I won't vote for her. The other reason is that she had not ties to NY prior to running for office there. Sure, it was perfectly legal, but it annoys me nonetheless.