TDP can't even verify if the voters at the caucuses were actually registered to vote. The rules of the TDP are clear..... the TDP's problem is that they can't do the work they are supposed to do before the County Conventions on March 29th.
The Clinton campaign has asked that the TDP follow its own rules and complete the needed work before the County Conventions are held.
Hey, if they fail to do it, and all of the caucus results are tossed, that's actually WORSE for the Obama camp. It could happen.
The issue is that TDP is breaking its own rules by not doing its job in a timely manner. TDP needs to provide the required information so that the Committees (like Credentials) at the County Conventions can do their jobs.
There is at least one rural county where individuals who didn't vote in the primary were selected as delegates. In fact, those individuals who were selected (turns out) weren't event registered to vote.
IN some of the rural counties in Texas, the County Chairs have been working like crazy to do TDP's job for them.
In larger counties, it's impossible to do without substantial computer time. The TDP just yesterday hired someone to begin the process of creating a database with the caucus sign-in sheets.
They say they can't be finished by March 29th.
A delay won't be fatal, but if they don't provide this information, it could result in all the caucus delegates being tossed at the State or National Convention.
If it make you feel better (or worse).... Obama and Dodd (and 66 others) sponsored a bill earlier this year that contained very similar (if not the exact same) wording.
....(8) The Secretary of State should designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189) and the Secretary of the Treasury should place the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order 13224 (66 Fed. Reg. 186; relating to blocking property and prohibiting transactions with persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism).
The election in 08 WILL be about national security -- which encompasses foreign policy, homeland security and international relations as well.
The 08 Dems (so far) aren't all that different on domestic policy.
Clark is also correct that 08 will be a difficult year for Dems to win the WH. If we can hold on to Congress and the Senate (it's an "if' and a bigger 'if' to increase our margins in both Houses), Americans, it will be an uphill battle to win the WH as well.
We need someone to lead the ticket that has coattails. Which of the current crop has them?