Check it out, actual honest answers from a campaign guy. Harold Ickes of Hillary’s campaign says that when he voted to disallow the Michigan and Florida delegates he was voting as a DNC guy, but now that he’s working directly for Hillary he believes they should be allowed.
Ickes explained that his different position essentially is due to the different hats he wears as both a DNC member and a Clinton adviser in charge of delegate counting. Clinton won the primary vote in Michigan and Florida, and now she wants those votes to count.
“There’s been no change,” Ickes said. “I was not acting as an agent of Mrs. Clinton. We had promulgated rules and those rules said the timing provision … provides for certain sanctions, automatic sanctions as a matter of fact, if a state such as Michigan or Florida violates those timing provisions.”
Good for him.
He even notes in a separate article that Michigan and Florida shouldn’t re-do their primaries event though Obama wasn’t on the ballot in Michigan and unlike Clinton did not campaign in Florida as they both agreed to not do.
The Clinton campaign opposes a proposal to hold new primaries or caucuses.
“We don’t need a redo,” said Ickes, who voted as a Democratic rules committee member to penalize the states. He said of Michigan: “The people have spoken there.”
You just have to laugh. As Obama says, even his six year old understands that’s not fair.
And just so you know if Clinton ends up winning the superdelegates and thus the nomination, the Democrats are going to have a cow. Scott is absolutely accurate here.
If the nominee were Obama, people would agree that he earned it and deserved it, regardless of what Hillary wins from here on out. If the nominee is Hillary, the party is headed towards oblivion. The turnout will be miniscule and the GOP may well actually gain seats in the Senate and House.
The Democrats are fired up this election. They expect to win and they expect to win because of all the votes. They will not have their voters disenfranchised by the superdelegates.
I still expect that Hillary will win the superdelegates. They aren’t done fighting. So now the question is how. It’s going to have to look fair and square.