Saturday, March 15, 2008

Michigan Mulligan on primary re-do

So Michigan Democrats will get a mulligan with a tentative June 3rd "do-over" primary. Evidently, DNC rules dictate that a re-vote must be held by June 10 for the results to count. If there is one thing we know for sure, it's that these people are real sticklers for the rules. Oh sure, Michigan thumbed it's nose for the rules by originally moving up their primary, but that was done in order to coronate Queen Hillary on Super Tuesday.

Hmmm. That didn't work out so well. Clinton operatives argue that Hillary won the January 15th primary and that those votes should count. Of course, she was the only candidate on the ballot, but why should that trifle be used to disenfranchise those who voted? Obama argues that he shouldn't be penalized for his unilateral withdrawal.

I asked Jeremiah Wright (Obama's pastor of 20 years,) after church last week, what he thought about this Michigan delegate debacle. He answered, "God Bless Michigan? No, no, no, God #$%* Michigan!.” Whoa there fella. You have a little bit of spittle foam at the corner of your mouth.

In the spirit of fairness, I want to step in and offer a real solution before Cuomo's prediction that this fight could become ruinous is realized. First, we need to level the playing field. If the DNC insists that a do-over be held before June 10, then Michigan should schedule it for June 11. This time however, the ballot should offer Obama as the only option to the voter. I will go out on a limb here and predict that Obama would win this election.

Now what?

Well, they would have several choices at this point. The Dems could compare the results of this re-do with the January tally, with the highest vote-getter declared the winner. Or they could simply declare a tie and run both as the co-presidential candidates (as they are equally inept). Obama could govern by day, since he gives better speeches, and Hillary could take the night-shift, since she feels more qualified to answer that 3 A.M. phone call.

The important thing here is that they continue to spend money to beat each other up rather than save it to use against McCain in the general election.

2 comments:

PIC-PIC said...

Oh no!! I just heard in the do-over election only voters who declared themselves to be Dem. or Independent can vote again. Crap!!! Wait a minute- what if I say I declared my self an Independent in the primary and the election workers screwed up listing me as a Republican. If they don't let me vote again I can sue the Dem.as an disenfranchised voter. NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!!!!

DaBlade said...

I'll march in the streets with you!