by mattjfogarty, Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 12:24:33 AM EDT
I learned today from Kos that in 2004 Terry McAuliffe threatened Michigan with not seating at least half their delegates if they moved their primary date without DNC consent.
What follows is taken directly from McAuliffe's own book describing a meeting with Michigan Senator Carl Levin regarding the matter.
by ThompsonTOT, Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 04:15:13 PM EDT
Can Clinton control the Credentials Committee?
by IvoteMay6th, Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 01:56:18 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton is now saying -- not via a surrogate, but in
her own voice -- that because there was a concerted effort to
get people to vote uncommitted in Michigan, the results of the
Jan.29 beauty contest there should stand (as a real primary).
The sheer dishonesty of this is mindboggling. It was dishonest
enough for her to leave her name on the ballot in the first
place. But to compound the sin by alleging that the resulting
outcome was somehow fair is simply beyond the pale.
Seating Michigan's delegation as determined by the
Jan.29th beauty contest would not only be ratifying
an illegitimate result, it would be completely under-
cutting the party's ability to govern itself or enforce
its rules. Lots of people don't care about the latter,
but as someone who has served on local and state party
committees and been a party activist for over two
decades, I personally do care.