After months of not including any numbers from the states, the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee met over the past few days and determined that both states would seat delegates with only half a vote each. Florida’s results would stand, with Clinton now getting 52.5 pledged delegates and Obama 33.5. Michigan, the most ridiculous of the cases the DNC had to deal with, would seat delegates split 69 for Clinton, 59 for Obama.
Florida is absurd in its own right. Obama refused to campaign there once the state was ruled out, while Clinton tried to make overtures to the electorate leading up to the state’s primary election. And, when it was originally ruled out of the race, and even the day before it voted, all candidates agreed that it was the right decision. Once Clinton won, and then when she fell impossible-to-recover behind, she started whinging and crying and demanding (as if she had any clout in the DNC0 that Florida should be counted. The same to with Michigan.
I said that Michigan was the most ridiculous case for a good reason. Neither Obama, nor Edwards, had their name on the ballots. But one candidate did – Clinton. She left her name on there in spite of the DNC telling her to get it off, and that the state wouldn’t count. Talk about a shady, doggish move. And then, when she started demanding Florida get reinstated, she did the same with Michigan.
I don’t think I can possibly describe how much I despise and loathe this woman right now. I’ve disliked her since last year, then hated her once she started attacking Obama, the DNC, and anyone who even thought she might not be the best option. But now, after her incessant and over-the-top tantrums, cries, whining … argh! I’m running out of descriptions for a 5 year old chucking a fit in a supermarket because it doesn’t get the lollies … after it all, I just loathe her now. It’s not that the states shouldn’t be seated – they should. It’s important to the election. It’s that she actually had the audacity to actually demand that a state be seated with full voting rights that didn’t even have the party nominee’s (Obama) name one it!?!? Are you serious woman, or just waaaaaay out of your mind!? I just hate you so much for even suggesting this, much less demanding it!!! ARGH!!!
Anyway, at the end of the day, Clinton has a nett gain of 24 delegates – the most she has got in a day, week, or month. Heck, even in a year! That’s how pathetic she and her campaign has been; she had to rely on the DNC Rules and Bylaw comittee to nett her the most delegates in a day. Pathetic.
The required number for Obama to get to to be the official nominee is 2118, not 2025. He is now 66 behind. Clinton is 241.5 away. I wonder who will win!? Psh.
Expect this: Puerto Rico votes Sunday – Clinton wins and netts ~11 delegates on Obama (60%/40%, 33 delegates to 22 delegates). Montana (60%/40%, 9 delegates to 7 delegates) and South Dakota (60%/40%, 9 delegates to 6 delegates) vote on Tuesday – Obama netts ~5 delegates on Clinton. From now to Monday, a trickle of 2-4 superdelegates will back Obama. Tuesday and Wednesday, 30+ will endorse Obama, putting him over the line of 2118, and will be the presumptive nominee at the conclusion of this long primary race.