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Clinton: Meanwhile, back in the real world of politics
Posted by: McQ on Friday, February 22, 2008

Hillary Clinton, despite saying last night that the delegate issue "would work itself out" apparently isn't going to leave it to mere chance according to an interview with Texas Monthly:
Evan Smith: There’s been a lot of talk about what your campaign would do should it get to the convention. Would you commit today to honoring the agreement made earlier not to seat the Michigan and Florida delegations?

Clinton: Let’s talk about the agreement. The only agreement I entered into was not to campaign in Michigan and Florida. It had nothing to do with not seating the delegates. I think that’s an important distinction. I did not campaign–

Smith: The press seems to have missed the distinction if that’s the case. The talk is that you agreed not to seat the delegation.

Clinton: That’s not the case at all. I signed an agreement not to campaign in Michigan and Florida. Now, the DNC made the determination that they would not seat the delegates, but I was not party to that. I think it’s important for the DNC to ask itself, Is this really in the best interest of our eventual nominee? We do not want to be disenfranchising Michigan and Florida. We have to try to carry both of those states. I’d love to carry Texas, but it’s usually not in the electoral calculation for the Democratic nominee. Florida and Michigan are. Therefore, the people of those two states disregarded adamantly the DNC’s decision that they would not seat the delegates. They came out and voted. If they had been influenced by the DNC, despite the fact that there was very little campaigning, if any, they would have stayed home. But they wanted their voices heard. More than 2 million people came out. I mean, it was record turnout for a primary. Florida, in particular, is sensitive to being disenfranchised because of what happened to them in the last elections. I have said that I would ask my delegates to vote to seat.

Smith: So your intention is to press this issue?

Clinton: Yes, it is. Yes, it is. It’s in large measure because both the voters and elected officials in Michigan and Florida feel so strongly about this. Senator Bill Nelson, of Florida, early on in the process actually sued because he thinks it’s absurd on its face that 1.7 million Democrats who eventually voted would basically be disregarded, and I agree with him about that.
Got it? If anyone thinks that Hillary Clinton is going to give up this fight to seat those delegates, you've been fooled about as bad as she was apparently fooled into voting for the war in Iraq.
 
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Hillary will be on the ticket in Nov. Doesnt matter how many votes Obama gets.

 
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I wonder given some of the press, when Billary will realize that they appear to have an BO mole in the organization. Too much embarassing info on things like her spending habits becoming public, and BO is too well prepared for her attacks...
 
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"I’d love to carry Texas, but it’s usually not in the electoral calculation for the Democratic nominee. Florida and Michigan are." Huh? The unseated delegates and the ’Democratic nominee’ here are all controlled by her Thighness’ own party. What the hell am I missing?
 
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’Democratic nominee’ here are all controlled by her Thighness’ own party. What the hell am I missing?
It’s a little early to be thinking about Hillary’s thighs :-(

I believe what she means is TX will not be voting democratic in the general election.
 
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