Florida to Obama: No You Can't
by Tolstoy, Mon May 19, 2008 at 08:16:03 AM EDT
When Barack Obama takes his traveling tent revival to Florida on Wednesday he can expect those wildfires to still be burning in the hearts of many furious Democrats.
Protests are planned for every event he attends from the moment his plane touches down until he leaves the state. From fund raisers to rallies, he'll be greeted by Floridians demanding that their votes be counted.
One organizer says the "No you can't" message should make it clear that Democrats can't win in November with a 48-state candidate and that the Obama charm offensive is meaningless without his committment to demand full representation for Florida at the Democratic National Convention.
The Florida political fires won't be extinguished until the delegates are recognized. So prepare for the heat, Barack. You may get some big bucks from Palm Beach and Miami elites but don't expect to feel the love from the Florida rank and file.