More on the point of an article....if you negotiate with someone, that means you have ties to them? So President Clinton has toes to Palestinian terrorists because he negotiated with Arafat? And I guess Chamberlin had ties to Nazis because he negotiated with Hitler.
Just shows how wrongheaded and counterproductive DTaylor's initial comment was.
Not exactly "Hamas ties" which makes it seems he was past of that terrorist group or sympathetic to them:
In reporting analytic reports he wrote for ICG, Malley would interview Hamas officials, as well as Israeli, American, European and other Palestinian officials. The reports, which made clear he had met with Hamas, feature recommendations for key players in the peace process. Malley said he informed the State Department before he met with Hamas and then briefed State afterwards on what he had learned.
"To do my job, I have to meet with savory and unsavory people," he said.
But Malley said that after he fielded a call this morning from the Times of London, which asked about the Hamas meetings, he decided he had had enough. "This was a distraction for me; this was a distraction for them," he said Friday night. "It is absurd, but that is what this campaign is about."
Doesn't matter what the popular vote is. The rule is to select a candidate based upon delegates. That's why when you watch the convention, they say "the great state of Texas pledges its __ delegates to the next President of the United States...." and not "the great state of Texas pledges its 798,086 votes to the next President of the United States...."