Seems a lawsuit contributed to this magnanimity – it’s dropped now

Florida State Senator Steven Geller is about to drop his lawsuit, Geller v Democratic National Committee, because the Obama campaign has assured him that Obama will ask that the full Florida delegation be seated, with a full vote for each delegate. The lawsuit had been filed on May 22, 2008, in federal court in Miami.

Latest polls say: nope, they don’t buy it

lorida, Three Months Out — Sun Shines on McCain: In an election in critical swing-state Florida for President of the United States today, 08/04/2008, Republican John McCain defeats Democrat Barack Obama, 50% to 44%

Back then, when it counted it was DA RULEZ! Now, his Highness spoketh:

Now that Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic nomination for president, he says convention delegates from Florida and Michigan should have full voting rights at the party’s national convention.

Obama’s former Democratic rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, had won both primaries. Obama, in a letter Sunday to the party’s credentials committee, says “party unity” calls for the delegates to “participate fully alongside the delegates from the other states and territories.”

So, let me see if I get this right, in B0 language – now that the bithc ain’t a problem anymore, we can throw DA RULEZ away and ride the Unity Pony to Hopey Changey land?

And what about the Michigan delegates? The 4 that were Hillary’s but were given to Obama? What about the rest of them, considering Obama never ran in that states?

As Church Lady woud say:


How Conveeenient!

The whole thing reminds me of the “democracy” in the ol country. On paper, it looked far better than US’s: the vote was general, equal, direct and secret. Everyone voted! There was a holliday on election day – so everyone could get to the polls. There was only one tiny bug in that beautiful ointment: once in the voting booth – you only had one candidate to ‘choose” from.

And B0’s generous flop-flip gives me deja vu on those days.


to add the link Laurie provided – to B0 purging Hillary’sdelegates i Florida

Party unity is on the agenda for Florida Democrats this weekend in Hollywood. But before gathering to sing Kumbaya, they’ll first have some ritual bloodletting and political score-settling to get out of the way.
The Obama campaign wants the changes to reward contributors and loyalists