Thursday, May 22, 2008

if I can't have it, neither can you

From the New York Times:
A day after Senator Barack Obama gathered a majority of pledged delegates in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defiantly sent out new signals Wednesday that she might take her fight for the nomination all the way to the party’s convention in August.

Mrs. Clinton stumped across South Florida, scene of the 2000 election debacle, pressing her case for including delegates from Florida and Michigan in the final delegate tally.

Now why would she go stumping in Florida, I wonder? Couldn't she make this case from anywhere, like, say, the states that still have primaries? What is she trying to accomplish? Here's a hint:
“You didn’t break a single rule, and you should not be punished for matters beyond your control.”

Why would she want Floridians to feel "punished" if she doesn't become the nominee? If they felt that way, they'd be more inclined to vote for McCain, right?

Is she intentionally undermining Obama in a state that's already voted so that she can guarantee to the Democratic Convention that he loses to McCain? Why else would she do this? Is she really willing to sabotage the party's chances in November to gain an extra bargaining chip for superdelegates?

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