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featherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 04:29 PM
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Detroit News: Clinton amassing extra Michigan delegates
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Edited on Thu Apr-24-08 04:30 PM by featherman
I guess this is part of the behind-the-scenes "Clinton Strategy". Sounds like Obama's team let this get away from them. Michigan delegation WILL be seated IMO but not sure if they will have full voting rights. Not sure how much of this is "opinion" by the writer and how much is actual fact. But the Michigan state party establishment has been working pretty hard for Clinton's benefit so could be true. Read the full article at the link.

"If you punched your ballot for "uncommitted" in Michigan's Jan. 15 Democratic presidential primary to back Barack Obama, your vote might have essentially gone to Hillary Clinton anyway.

While all eyes were locked on Pennsylvania for the last six weeks, Clinton was quietly amassing delegates in the Wolverine State. And she was rewarded this past weekend with a significant victory at the district conventions.

This development naturally has been overshadowed by her big win Tuesday night in Pennsylvania. But the race for the Democratic nomination wasn't decided then and won't be by the remaining contests -- not North Carolina, Indiana or even Guam -- because the real fight is over delegates. And Michigan remains a key battleground.

On Aug. 25, Clinton will march into the national convention in Denver stronger than most people realize, thanks to her aggressive ground game in Michigan."
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  -Detroit News: Clinton amassing extra Michigan delegates featherman  Apr-24-08 04:29 PM   #0 
  - blah blah  Bleachers7   Apr-24-08 04:31 PM   #1 
  - Yup...  redqueen   Apr-24-08 04:33 PM   #7 
  - Addendum to original post - more information on this from Open Left  featherman   Apr-24-08 06:58 PM   #60 
  - What a sneak-thief..and shame on Granholm for abetting her  SoCalDem   Apr-24-08 04:31 PM   #2 
  - That Woman is great. She knows how to win. And she will.  Mags   Apr-24-08 04:31 PM   #3 
  - That "woman" is a snake. She knows how to lie and cheat to win. And she will be unsuccessful  FredScuttle   Apr-24-08 04:33 PM   #8 
  - we will see!!!  Mags   Apr-24-08 04:48 PM   #24 
  - Well, if it weren't for snakes, we'd all be wandering around in ignorant bliss in some big garden.  Straight Shooter   Apr-24-08 05:53 PM   #53 
  - Yeah, go ahead, dehumanize her, lose more support for your candidate. Good going.  bluetrain   Apr-24-08 05:55 PM   #55 
     - She and her husband and their slime surrogates have already done plenty to destroy her reputation  FredScuttle   Apr-25-08 09:34 AM   #65 
  - That woman knows how to steal.  Mooney   Apr-24-08 04:34 PM   #10 
  - Yeah, so did George W. Bush...  msallied   Apr-24-08 04:41 PM   # 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-24-08 04:41 PM   #18 
  - what are your worried about , if it isn't in play?  Mags   Apr-24-08 04:47 PM   #22 
  - Because I hate her fucking guts for making a mockery of Democracy.  votesomemore   Apr-24-08 04:53 PM   #27 
     - I love watchin BO supporters shaking in their boots. Scared  Mags   Apr-24-08 05:00 PM   #34 
        - It's for real. I'm not the only one who greatly fears what she would do to our country.  votesomemore   Apr-24-08 05:33 PM   #49 
  - Well, I think BO is the son of one.  Mags   Apr-24-08 04:50 PM   #25 
  - by trying to steal what americans explicitly decided would not be hers? youre a disgrace to dems.  goletian   Apr-24-08 04:47 PM   #21 
  - no she won't. and she will go down in infamy as a betrayor of the Party  JackORoses   Apr-24-08 04:56 PM   #30 
  - No she won't.  haymakeragain   Apr-24-08 05:19 PM   #43 
  - Only losers admire "winners" like that.  TahitiNut   Apr-24-08 05:53 PM   #54 
  - MI and FL will not be seated until after a nominee has been chosen.  GarbagemanLB   Apr-24-08 04:32 PM   #4 
  - That's your own wishful thinking. n/t  NJSecularist   Apr-24-08 04:39 PM   #16 
     - No, it's a fact.  GarbagemanLB   Apr-24-08 04:41 PM   #17 
        - Look up the definition of a fact.  NJSecularist   Apr-24-08 04:48 PM   #23 
  - Pity she didn't "amass" more delegates in states whose primaries actually count  FredScuttle   Apr-24-08 04:32 PM   #5 
  - pity Obama folk are cheering for voter's votes to 'not count"  rodeodance   Apr-24-08 04:55 PM   #29 
     - Did Obama voters votes "count" in Michigan?  haymakeragain   Apr-24-08 05:20 PM   #44 
        - if he had left his name on the ballot, there would be at least a chance... n/t  Scout   Apr-24-08 05:49 PM   #52 
  - They will have to re-pick the delegates if a deal were ever reached to seat them  Avalon6   Apr-24-08 04:33 PM   #6 
  - Fuck that  Obama_for_our_future   Apr-24-08 04:34 PM   #9 
  - Sounds like an evil plan.  Skink   Apr-24-08 04:34 PM   #11 
  - I didn't like it when Bush stole an election....  Hell Hath No Fury   Apr-24-08 04:37 PM   #12 
  - And now I hope everyone sees WHY she wants Mi & Fl counted  DJ13   Apr-24-08 04:38 PM   #13 
  - Ummm, is it because we are a US state by any chance?  Romulox   Apr-24-08 04:58 PM   #31 
  - Did you want every vote to count for Gore?  Mags   Apr-24-08 05:02 PM   #35 
     - Not if they all agreed ahead of time it wasn't going to count. n/t  Life Long Dem   Apr-24-08 05:32 PM   #48 
        - Nobody asked the VOTERS if we wanted our primary to count  Scout   Apr-24-08 06:51 PM   #59 
  - I hope she keeps it up  ampad   Apr-24-08 04:38 PM   #14 
  - people like fighters fighting for them. Shows she cares while obama disses them.  rodeodance   Apr-24-08 05:34 PM   #50 
  - One more really bad idea from the brain of hillary clinton. nt.  BlueIdaho   Apr-24-08 04:39 PM   #15 
  - This sounds like something out of the Onion  Cali_Democrat   Apr-24-08 04:42 PM   #19 
  - Doesn't matter  democrattotheend   Apr-24-08 04:47 PM   #20 
  - Any Michigan delegate for Hillary is a Pile of Shit. It's personal, baby.  votesomemore   Apr-24-08 04:54 PM   #28 
  - Wow. Now ain't that something? n/t  Writer   Apr-24-08 04:52 PM   #26 
  - don't you mean "ain't that nothing"  JackORoses   Apr-24-08 04:59 PM   #32 
     - Sorry, but that's not what the RULEZ say. You can attempt to change the RULEZ for next time  Romulox   Apr-24-08 05:00 PM   #33 
        - The rules say that you don't move up the fucking primaies.  newmajority   Apr-24-08 05:04 PM   #36 
        - I'm sorry if you don't like the RULEZ, but they are very clear!  Romulox   Apr-24-08 05:06 PM   #39 
           - And just who does the credentials committee consist of?  dbmk   Apr-24-08 05:26 PM   #45 
              - It consists of the delegate selected BOTH by the primary process and the SDs.  Romulox   Apr-24-08 06:36 PM   #57 
                 - Holy crap you need to brush up on things.  dbmk   Apr-24-08 07:51 PM   #62 
                    - I think you are willfully misreading  Romulox   Apr-25-08 09:01 AM   #63 
        - please, the DNC makes its rules. The DNC ruled the Primaries invalid.  JackORoses   Apr-24-08 05:08 PM   #41 
           - That is correct. The DNC made the rules, and now they will play out!  Romulox   Apr-24-08 05:11 PM   #42 
              - I think someone here will be less enthused with the rules once he/she understands them. :)  dbmk   Apr-24-08 05:29 PM   #46 
              - Agreed. The gnashing of teeth re: Super Delegates and the Credential Committee on the part of BO  Romulox   Apr-24-08 06:40 PM   #58 
                 - I was referring to you.  dbmk   Apr-24-08 07:45 PM   #61 
                    - And I was referring to YOU! You don't do irony, do you?  Romulox   Apr-25-08 09:01 AM   #64 
              - your are sadly mistaken if you think the Supers are going to overrule the Pledged Delegates  JackORoses   Apr-24-08 05:40 PM   #51 
  - Convention Delegates shall no longer concern us. Emperor Clinton has just announced the dissolution  Leopolds Ghost   Apr-24-08 05:04 PM   #37 
  - What a fucking liar she is.  helderheid   Apr-24-08 05:05 PM   #38 
  - Excellent! They can vote at the Convention in another dimension  Jersey Devil   Apr-24-08 05:08 PM   #40 
  - Must have been a nice social exercise--exercise in futility that it was....  tokenlib   Apr-24-08 05:32 PM   #47 
  - so delegates matter again?  johnnydrama   Apr-24-08 06:24 PM   #56 

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