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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 09:23 AM
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Howard Dean: "We are not going to change the rules in the middle of the game"
In a letter received and excerpted by mod mom:

"I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE WILL BE DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARTY RULES. OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS AND THE STATES THAT DID NOT VIOLATE PARTY RULES, WE ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE THE RULES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GAME".

It's a good post. Read and rec here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


Howard Dean will not bend or break.
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geiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 09:27 AM
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1. This is all getting very confusing. There is a meeting on the 31st; why not just wait till then to
see what happens. I don't think the rules should change either, but this is like pouring gasoline on flames, it seems to me.
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 09:32 AM
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2. It does clarify something about that meeting.
What it tells me is that the results of the mtg won't involve the results in FL or MI to determine the nominee.
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geiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 12:24 PM
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7. I hope that's what this means.
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atufal1c Donating Member (171 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 09:41 AM
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3. Poli, I think it's just what's needed.
Edited on Thu May-22-08 09:43 AM by atufal1c
Right now, Clinton's position is that the Democratic Party is trying to disenfranchise millions of its OWN voters to ensure Obama's election and deprive a woman of her chance at the Presidency.

*That* is throwing gasoline on a fire.

And if the DNC doesn't explain to people what is going on, simply waiting two weeks until they confirm their decision not to seat, people will wonder if something sneaky is happening.

Listening to the Clinton's, I'd get the impression that the decision wasn't made until a month or two before the primaries and only AFTER it was "obvious" that Obama wouldn't win in those states, thereby depriving HRC of delegates and votes there.

And that is as far from the truth as you can get.

See my complaints here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... and here http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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geiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 12:23 PM
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6. You are right.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 09:45 AM
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5. More like a cold splash of water to the face
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geiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 12:24 PM
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8. hopefully.
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nradisic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 09:44 AM
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4. Hillary it is over....
Dr. Dean said so....
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Lucky 13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 12:25 PM
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9. My god I hope Mr. Dean sticks to that.
I think he will, but it's not ENTIRELY up to him. That Rules & Bylaws Committee has a LOT of Hillary supporters on it, including Harold Ickes I believe.
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geiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 12:26 PM
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10. yeah, I think I was confusing this issue with the so-called joint fundraising that
is purportedly going on, which makes no sense to me either, unless it is solely the Obama camp moving in with the DNC.
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