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It looks like Rachel Maddow's "doomsday" prediction was right. More and more pundits (now including Keith Olbermann) think that the battle over Michigan's and Florida's delegates will be disputed by Hillary Clinton's campaign no matter what the decision is. This allows her to take her objection into the Democratic National Convention. On August 25th. August twenty-freakin'-fifth.
All I can say is, if it does go to the Convention, it is bad no matter what happens. If she somehow wrests the nomination from Barack Obama, she bruises his supporters to the point of a sour grapes "I'll never vote for her" reaction. If she ultimately loses, she will have ruined her political reputation forever among a huge group of Democrats, and will bear the lion's share of the blame if Obama loses to McCain. Democratic higher-ups should be avoiding this scenario at all costs.
Democrats advised to seat only half of Florida and Michigan delegates
Democratic Party lawyers have determined that no more than half of the delegates from Florida and Michigan can be seated at the party's nominating convention in August, dealing a blow to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's efforts to seat the full delegations from these states. [snip]
In asking that the full delegations be seated, Clinton hopes to narrow Senator Barack Obama's delegate lead and bolster her argument that she may end up with more of the popular vote in the nominating contests - an assertion that the Obama camp disputes. . .
Read more at: International Herald Tribune