Friday, January 25, 2008

Is the fix in?

By Edward Copeland

After agreeing with all the other Democratic candidates not to campaign in Michigan or Florida to punish the states for holding early primaries, Hillary Nothing-But-Ambition Clinton wants the delegates she's won elsewhere to vote to seat delegates from Michigan and Florida. How convenient. Since nearly every other candidate except her took their names off the Michigan ballot, she'd get most of their delegates without a fair contest and polls show her ahead in Tuesday's Florida primary, if polls are to be believed. That's the Clintons for you: Always wanting to change the rules in the middle of the game.


Update: For more, see Josh Marshall and Ezra Klein. "This is the sort of decision that has the potential to tear the party apart," writes Ezra. "[I]f this pushes her over the edge, the Obama camp, and their supporters, really will feel that she stole her victory."

This could be very, very bad for the Dems. Seriously, does Hillary need to do this? Can she not win the nomination fairly?


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