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Thursday, August 28, 2008

John Deeth Blog: Calendar "reform" risky for Iowa, mistake for Democrats

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog

In the end, the Michigan and Florida delegate seating that was at the
center of the political universe at the end of May sailed through
without notice, on a quick credentials vote Monday before the
delegates were even though the security lines. "Unity," it seems,
mattered more than loyalty, and the Michigan and Florida pols who
heaped vitriol on Barack Obama for standing by the rules, and for
taking his name off the Michigan ballot, mattered more than the Iowans
who actually caucused for him. Instead of getting tossed out of the
Democratic National Convention for breaking the rules, Michigan and
Florida were rewarded with front row seats. "Florida's Rebel Stand
Pays Off," bragged the Fort Myers News-Press. You could almost see
Michigan's Carl Levin sticking out his tongue and wiggling his fingers
in his ears at Iowa, and at the rules.


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