John Deeth Blog: Obama: Full Seating For Calendar Cheaters FL, MI
Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog
Remember that all-important Democratic Rules and Nominations committee meeting at the end of May, that finally, definitively punished Florida and Michigan for violating the primary calendar? Well, forget it. Barack Obama is, now that it doesn't matter to the nomination math, recommending seating the two states at full strength. ... Assuming this happens -- and what the nominee says generally goes -- Florida and Michigan will suffer no punishment at all for their open defiance of the DNC's official nomination calendar. Yet Iowa may still be in good shape for staying first in 2012. Republicans have a tentative calendar that keeps Iowa first, and on the Democratic side Obama clearly credits his Iowa win with setting him on the road to the nomination.