Friday, April 04, 2008

NO Revote in Michigan; Obama Campaign Calls For 50-50 Split Of Delegates


Michigan revote, even deader

A statement from the Michigan Democratic Party's executive committee:

The Michigan Democratic Party has carefully reviewed several proposals for a Party-run primary or caucus as a means of resolving the dispute over the seating of the Michigan delegation to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. We have concluded that it is not practical to conduct such a primary or caucus. We will continue to work with the Working Group, the DNC and the candidates to resolve this matter in a manner which is respectful of the views of Democrats in Michigan, and which is fair to those who voted in the January 15th Democratic primary.

Rest at link above.


From TPM Election Central

Obama Campaign Calls For 50-50 Split Of Michigan Delegates
By Greg Sargent - April 4, 2008, 5:01PM

More news late on a Friday afternoon: In the wake of reports today that the Michigan revote is really, truly, unequivocally dead, the Obama campaign is now calling for a 50-50 split of the delegation.

Here's the statement from Obama campaign manager David Plouffe:

“Senator Obama firmly believes that the Michigan delegation should be seated in Denver. A 50/50 split of the delegates is an eminently fair solution, especially since originally Senator Clinton herself said the Michigan primary wouldn't 'count for anything.' It's now up to the Clinton campaign: they can agree to a fair resolution or they can continue trying to score political points and change the rules. It's time to move forward. Senator Clinton should accept an equitable solution that allows Michigan to participate fully in the convention."

Considering that Obama wasn't even on the ballot in Michigan, this is fair.

1 comment:

DC said...

Yes, I totally agree... Since, like you stated, Obama wasn't even on the ballot, they deserve to be split 50-50 if they are not going to vote again... it would sheer nonsense if they do not try to rectify the problem!