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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Democratic Showdown: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee

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There are still contests in Puerto Rico, Montana and South Dakota in the next few days but the major showdown is at the DNC's Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting (on what to do with the Florida and Michigan delegations) today in D.C. Although both camps said they would not campaign in either state and would forgo the election results, the Clinton campaign reversed its position when they realized they could no longer beat Obama under the mutually agreed-upon rules. (Here's some punditry on her original position of accepting and signing DNC rules barring the two states.)

While presidential nomination contests are won by the number of delegates acquired and not by the accumulated popular vote, it the latter that Team Hillary is hoping for by seating the Michigan and Florida delegations--even though Obama was not even on the ballot in the Wolverine state. Concerns about uncounted caucus voting notwithstanding, the popular vote is the only metric--and perhaps hollow moral victory--that she has left unless we include the you-never-know-what-happens-in-June asides.

FYI. Obama was won more primaries and caucuses (pledged delegates) and Super Delegates (unpledged delegates) than Clinton and is also ahead in the total popular vote. Albeit 368 potential delegates in limbo from Michigan and Florida, Obama is a mere 42 delegates short of the 2,026 needed to clinch the nomination.

Read the full update by the AP's Nedra Pickler.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was GOING TO vote for Reyes or Ass Clown, simply because he can't speak a lick of English without sounding like a mush-mouthed loser.

But I have to vote for Villaraigosa, for attending his OWN campaign fundraisers, a year away from the election, when the city is a half billion dollars, or more, in debt.

He's an ass.
He's a clown.
He's the MayorSam Ass Clown de mes.

May 31, 2008 1:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ed Reyes doesn't know to speak English. That is why he speaks so slowly.

He still has to translate from Spanish to English and does not know the English language. He speaks one word at a time and not a sentence at a time.

Or it could be he has no brain and that is why he can not speak.

June 01, 2008 8:13 AM  

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