Can you please explain to me what you think the penalty should be for FL and MI for breaking the rules? I don't have a problem with a revote, but good luck getting their respective legislatures to come to a consensus. Obama has been a passive observer in this whole chaotic mess, and I wouldn't expect him to take an active role now since this is clearly an issue between the national and state parties.
Hillary has decided to take an active role, but long after the fact which is, in the least, a little dishonest. And trying to project some degree of responsibility onto the Obama campaign is disingenuous.
I just don't see how it will happen. The idea of large private donations funding a revote is a slippery slope that I'll bet none of us would like to see the evolution of, so the only option is for the state parties in collaboration with the legislatures to come up with a solution. Perhaps they'll eventually work something out, but it's incredibly hard to see how right now.
It might alienate the other candidates' supporters in the short term, but you can't honestly tell me you think that in Obama's case the AA community would come back in 2012 as if nothing happened. Let's be serious, k?
Jim VandeHai made a rather salient point yesterday evening on the NewsHour in asking the rhetorical question (not verbatim), "Are the superdelegates really going to step in and take the nomination from the candidate with the most delegates who is an African-American?", his point being that he doesn't think the party would risk alienating 90% of that particular voting demographic in any case.
I agree. It would have a devastating effect on the party's relations with the AA community, now even moreso in the wake of Obama's speech.