Hillary Clinton has summoned top donors and backers to attend her New York speech tomorrow night in an unusual move that is being widely interpreted to mean she plans to suspend her campaign and endorse Barack Obama.
Obama and Clinton spoke Sunday night and agreed that their staffs should begin negotiations over post-primary activities, according to reliable sources. In addition to seeking Obama's help in raising money to pay off some $20 million-plus in debts, Clinton is known to want Obama to assist black officials who endorsed her and who are now taking constituent heat, including, in some cases, primary challenges from pro-Obama politicians.
Earlier in the day it was reported that Clinton staffers were being urged by the campaign's finance department "to turn in their outstanding expense receipts by the end of the week," another sign that the run at the White House was nearing an end. In addition, Politico wrote that members of Clinton's advance staff had received calls and emails Sunday night, summoning them to New York City and telling them their roles on the campaign are ending.
Why do you call for all the expense reports to be in by the end of the week if the end of the week doesn't reflect a significant change in circumstance?
... Florida law requires any candidate for President in November to also have hir name on the primary ballot. He could not have removed his name from the straw-poll beauty-contest ballot that passed for a Florida primary without also removing his name from the November ballot.
... that which is not yours, and which you do not hold.
Nobody took four delegates away from Hillary Clinton. The straw-poll vote held in place of a Michigan primary was not sanctioned by the DNC, so no national convention delegates could legitimately be allocated based upon it. Until the RBC accepted the Michigan Democratic Party's proposal for the allocation of its delegates, Hillary had zero delegates from Michigan.
She now has 69, with each delegate authorized to cast half a vote.
If you deny the validity of this outcome, you deny to the members of the Michigan Democratic Party any right to be involved in the determination of how their delegates are allocated to the national convention.
Why are you so driven to disenfranchise Michigan democrats?
The 69-59 split was their proposal, not Obama's. Why do you not believe that it is not legitimate for the Michigan Democratic Party to determine the makeup of its own delegation to the national convention?
The Michigan and Florida beauty-contest straw polls were not Democratic Party-sanctioned primaries, therefore no delegates can justly be awarded solely on the results of those straw polls, especially since one of the remaining two candidates for the nomination was not even on the Michigan ballot, and the other had failed to keep her signed, written promise not to participate in that vote.
The Rules committee took those straw polls into account, along with other factors, in their deliberations about how best to form delegations for the Michigan and Florida primaries, and produced a just allocation of delegates, based on what is known about public opinion in those states toward the two remaining candidates, while retaining the rules-required 50% reduction in the votes those delegations can cast.
No amount of over-the-top rhetoric from you and your dead-ender crew can change this plain fact.