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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:55 AM
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12. Party delegates DID decide this
Back in 2007 when the primary schedule was set and agreed to by the party delegations from all 50 states and the districts and territories that hold Democratic primaries. However, in a quest for "relevance" in choosing the party nominee, Michigan's and Florida's state delegations decided to ignore their agreement and obligation to the other states, and try to jump the gun by moving their primary dates up.

The national party, understandably nonplussed, warned both states against moving up their primaries. They told them over and over again that they were risking the prospect that their state delegations would not be seated at the convention. Michigan and Florida went ahead anyway. These are the natural consequences of their actions; a responsible parent would do the same thing with an erring 7-year-old, except a 7-year-old is showing a bit more maturity than the Michigan and Florida state delegations.
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  -Memo: Fla., Mich. can't be fully restored ballsalicious  May-27-08 11:37 PM   #0 
  - Frankly, they're lucky to get any representation at all.  MercutioATC   May-27-08 11:43 PM   #1 
  - Hail to King Dean.  mac2   May-28-08 12:03 AM   #5 
  - Dean did not write the rules.  MercutioATC   May-28-08 12:09 AM   #6 
     - Terry McAuliffe wrote the rules and Harold Ickes (and 14 other Hillary supporters)  beac   May-28-08 12:14 AM   #7 
     - Two states with GOP-dominated state congresses.  knitter4democracy   May-28-08 08:34 PM   #24 
        - don't overlook the fact that no Democrat voted against it in Florida. n/t  whopis01   May-28-08 11:32 PM   #27 
           - Of course not. But still--do we really trust the Repukes on this?  knitter4democracy   May-29-08 09:13 AM   #32 
  - I don't think any of us Michigan voters are mad at the DNC  harmonicon   May-28-08 02:51 AM   #8 
     - Me too  vanboggie   May-28-08 07:23 AM   #10 
     - Me three.  PassingFair   May-28-08 08:02 AM   #11 
     - I cast a ballot, but otherwise agree with you  noonwitch   May-28-08 10:29 AM   #13 
     - You should be.  mac2   May-28-08 11:14 AM   #14 
     - I know very well how I should feel, thank you.  harmonicon   May-28-08 01:56 PM   #16 
        - How do we get rid of Mark, by the way?  knitter4democracy   May-28-08 08:34 PM   #25 
           - I don't know, to be honest  harmonicon   May-29-08 05:25 AM   #30 
              - I think I'll ask our county party chair.  knitter4democracy   May-29-08 09:14 AM   #33 
     - Wrong. I am. nt  bain_sidhe   May-28-08 04:29 PM   #19 
        - ok, well it looks like you're in the minority  harmonicon   May-28-08 05:49 PM   #21 
        - Me too. I'm mad at all of them.  knitter4democracy   May-28-08 08:31 PM   #22 
  - What if it were Texas and Georgia?  Va Lefty   May-27-08 11:49 PM   #2 
  - This is democracy?  mac2   May-28-08 12:01 AM   #3 
  - Party delegates DID decide this  gratuitous   May-28-08 08:55 AM   #12 
  - Texas and Georgia might be conservative states?  mac2   May-28-08 12:02 AM   #4 
  - It would have been the same for any state that didn't follow the rules  MaineDem   May-28-08 06:31 AM   #9 
     - Twenty lashes for voting too early!!  mac2   May-28-08 11:15 AM   #15 
     - Not true  lark   May-28-08 03:07 PM   #17 
        - The previous states that jumped the schedule held caucuses later  seasat   May-28-08 05:40 PM   #20 
        - The caucus bill got shot down by the MI GOP.  knitter4democracy   May-28-08 08:36 PM   #26 
        - FL and MI will be seated  MaineDem   May-29-08 06:29 AM   #31 
  - I think they have all overeached. The state party, the national party and the rules committee.  MichiganVote   May-28-08 04:00 PM   #18 
  - I'm cool with half. It would make us even with the GOP.  knitter4democracy   May-28-08 08:32 PM   #23 
  - DNC Lawyers Rule Against Clinton  Liberty Belle   May-29-08 03:56 AM   #28 
  - Somebody run the numbers and let me know where we stand.  truthisfreedom   May-29-08 03:56 AM   #29 
  - This decision came from the judge hearing the lawsuit broyght on by Hillary--> NO!  Imagevision   May-29-08 09:15 AM   #34 

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