MDP releases delegate numbers|
|Date:||February 15th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)|| |
Alright, I've clicked around, and I think I see what you're saying - they've declared the number of delegates they'd like to send, but they're still not, as of this moment, going to be counted.
Most of what I've heard about a possible compromise involves Michigan's and Florida's delegates (if seated at all) to be seated only after the other delegates have voted. This is so that everyone can say the states participated but their delegates would not have swayed the party's ultimate decision.
Another compromose would be for Michigan to have a "do-over"--probably a caucus to replace the stripped primary. (The only way for the revote to take place would be to hold another primary, which the state would have to pay for [which, of course, it won't], or a caucus, which would be the only way for the Democratic party to assume the costs.) Florida apparently would fight any do-over tooth and nail.
|Date:||February 15th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)|| |
Seating afterwards won't sway anything... unless it comes down to a close race, and they'd be the deciders...
Oopsie. (Personally, just out of a fit of spite towards political parties in general, I'd love it if Clinton ended up having a very tiny slight lead at that point - just to watch the camps try and wriggle they way into arguing exactly the opposite of what they're arguing for now.)
Better hope one of them ends up winning prior to the national, or this is going to be *UGLY*. With a capital Ugh.