Saturday, February 16, 2008

Should Florida And Michigan Get Back Their Delegates?

In their zeal to have their state's voices heard early in the primary elections, the states of Michigan and Florida have made a deal with the devil. The democratic primary is coming down to the wire and now each state has regrets about giving up it's delegates in order to move up their primary. I say too bad, you get what you ask for, they don't deserve a second chance. They should have considered all the possibilities before making such a serious decision. What do you think?


Mes Deux Cents February 16, 2008 at 3:39 PM  

Hi Professor Tracey,

The NAACP needs to be shut down and Julian Bond needs to go sit by a lake and enjoy the scenery!

The people of Florida and Michigan need to make sure that when the next Primary comes around they don't allow their Democratic leaders to pull this again.

But as far as the Primaries that have past, it's over! No delegates should be put into play from those states.

SheCodes February 16, 2008 at 3:43 PM  

I think that they should get their votes, because the electorate did not have a choice in the decision to move up the date.

I think that the decision makers who made those decisions should be heavily censured, fined, and lose their status as delegates for life. That way, a price is paid, so that this doesn't happen in the future.

Nobody should have to power to disenfranchise and entire state.

Anonymiss February 16, 2008 at 6:14 PM  

If Hillary were doing well, would this even be an issue?

How much would it cost to do a do-over?

My2Cents February 17, 2008 at 12:04 AM  

If Hillary was doing well, yes, this would still be an issue. Obama, his camp and supporters would be hollering for the Mich and Fla voters to be counted.

Ensayn1 February 17, 2008 at 9:20 AM  

Unfortunately the people of these states suffer, not by their own hands. I would agree with the delegates not being seated if the electorate had a chance to vote on whether or not to move the primary date, but they didn't. Should the electorate be made to suffer? How can we urge people to go out and vote if their vote is not counted? I think the people of Florida & Michigan shouldn't be punished for the wickedness of the decision makers.

Vanessa February 17, 2008 at 2:38 PM  

I'm in FL and I say too bad. The electorate should have raised hell before the vote about being disenfranchised.

Hillary wants the votes because she won FL and she needs the desparately. She should have won FL because she 'campaigned' here in violation of the rules.

If there can't be a 'do over' then just let it ride.

I'm supporting Obama but I'd still feel the same if he'd won. The rules are the rules. If this one is changed then other rules are susceptible also.

That says a lot Clinton to me and I don't like it. But then again perhaps that explains why Obama showed 0 votes in some areas of Harlem,NY.

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