Democrat Delegate Discussion Underway

It appears that a re-vote in Michigan and Florida for the Democratic Presidential primary is probably unlikely. The Florida Democratic party recently proposed that a re-vote be done by mail-in; all 4.1 million Democratic registered voters in the state would be mailed a ballot. The cost of this endeavor? $10 to $12 million. There doesn’t appear to be any taxpayer money for this, so the DNC would likely have to fund the repeat election itself, which probably isn’t going to happen. There are talks underway to do the same kind of vote in Michigan, but Michigan will probably run into the same kind of financial roadblocks that the Florida DNC has.

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According to The Page by Mark Halperin, these are the details of a possible compromise between the Clinton and Obama campaigns over these Michigan and Florida delegates.

  • Michigan’s 156 delegates would be split 50-50 between Clinton and Obama.
  • Florida’s existing delegates would be seated at the Denver convention—but with half a vote each. That would give Clinton a net gain of about 19 elected delegates.
  • The two states’ superdelegates would then be able to vote in Denver, likely netting Clinton a few more delegates.

The Clinton camp would probably accept this deal, but maybe not. She might really try to get all of Michigan’s delegates seated for her (even though Obama wasn’t on the ballot). Who knows whether the Obama camp would accept this deal or not. He’d likely still hold a 70-80 delegate lead even if this compromise was reached, but it’s still going to go all the way to the convention. This whole thing is going to be decided by the Superdelegates, not the voters.

In other interesting news, this is a recent Rasmussen poll of likely Democratic voters nationwide.

Black: Obama 81%, Clinton 7%

White: Clinton 50%, Obama 39%

Women: Clinton 51%, Obama 40%

Men: Obama 60%, Clinton 28%

The Clinton camp has just really begun to polarize this primary based off of race and it is beginning to show in the polls. What is remarkable is the clear evidence of identity politics in America. 81% of black voters are voting Obama and only 7% for Hillary? That is just amazing considering there is basically no difference between Obama and Hillary on issues. It just goes to show you that politics in America has become a popularity contest and it’s about who looks nice, talks nice, and promises to “help us out” the most. It’s really pathetic. What we really need is a candidate that gets government out of the way of everything.

Before you rush out and vote for either Obama or Hillary, consider their stances on a few things.

  • Both propose plans for socialized medicine with all of the accoutrements, including rationed health care and long waits for basic services
  • Both are promoting a plan that would legitimize coercion and intimidation as legitimate tools for unionizing the workplace
  • Both are moving forward with plans to increase the regulatory burden on small businesses, thus slowing their growth and job production
  • Both have pledged to raise taxes on the very people in this country that provide over 70% of the jobs
  • Both propose increasing taxes on American companies, yet these companies continue to flee our oppressive tax system for better tax climates overseas. These companies are taking their jobs with them.
  • Both have proposed fleeing Iraq, even though this is the very place that Al Qaeda is currently operating. Shouldn’t we fight Al Qaeda where they are instead of waiting until they come here to fight them? The best defense is a good offense.

Please think a little before you go out and vote for a candidate in November just because they have a (D) or an (R) after their name. The future of this country depends on it. The repercussions of electing a candidate because of identity politics may very well put America on the fast track to mirroring the USSR.

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One Response

  1. Thank you for pointing this out. I love your blog. You are a great American.

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