Saturday, May 24, 2008

Please, god, give up after June 3

The title links to a Wall Street Journal article that lays out a critical upcoming moment in the Democratic Presidential nomination race: the May 31 meeting of a subcomittee in charge of the Democratic National Party's rules & bylaws. Representatives of Michigan and Florida have submitted compromise proposals apportioning some delegates from each state to both candidates.

On the one hand, Hillary Rodham Clinton has vowed she would support the desires of the two states. On the other, her position is cited to be full, undiminished allocation of all delegates as though their primaries had been legal.

Which will she choose? Whatever the rules subcommittee decides, she (or Obama) can appeal. Will she, if she doesn't get what she wants?

Will she stop if a majority of 2210 pledged and super-delegates declare for Obama?

I really don't know. Maybe she'll stop, but I can imagine that she won't. She has to quit, right? Bosnia; white Americans; Zimbabwe; Kennedy. Surely she realizes it is all over, and she must not contest the decision of the committee or the primaries.

You superdelegates better show some goddamn spine.


Blogger Thomas Joseph said...

I suspect Hillary is in it for Hillary. Democratic Party be damned.

May 29, 2008 3:08 PM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

She'll never stop.

May 31, 2008 1:55 AM  
Blogger Blake said...

Well, thank you both for cheering me up. =P

I was about to comment that I'm optimistic, that she'll give in. But then I read Marc Ambinder, as of 5 minutes ago: She agrees to let Florida go, but not Michigan.

I'm going to look for the best online petition out there and renew my superdelegate research. It's time for sufficient public opinion rejection, and a sufficient superdelegate vote margin, that she be forced to give it up.

May 31, 2008 7:07 PM  
Blogger Thomas Joseph said...

Well, it looks like Hillary has gone from pimping for residence in the White House to pimping for residence at Number One Observatory Circle.

June 04, 2008 5:41 PM  
Blogger Blake said...

If you have to give ground, give the minimum possible.

June 04, 2008 10:19 PM  

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