Sunday, August 3, 2008

Obama Flip-flops Again: Seeks Voting Rights for Michigan and Florida

Barack Obama has a genius for pivoting on an issue as soon as he’s sure he’s got what he wanted. Or maybe he’s just now realized he might need the electoral votes of Michigan and Florida in November and doesn’t want to anger voters in the two states. Recall that his campaign adamantly refused to budge on allowing the Michigan and Florida delegates to be seated when the DNC Rules Committee met last May. The Caucus (NY Times) reported minutes ago that the credentials committee has just received a letter from the One asking that the two states have full voting rights at the convention after all.

According to the Caucus:

“The request is likely to be granted since it comes from the all-but-certain nominee, who now controls the party apparatus.”

The Caucus also reported that later in the day, Sen. Hillary Clinton, who had fought hard for every vote to count, contacted the committee to back up Obama’s request.

Read the Caucus’ full account here.

1 comment:

  1. Virginia - I feel like the Democratic Party as I knew it is forever gone. It should be called the Obamacrats. He flip on FL and MI, off shore drilling and Nasa in one weekend. We really don't know what he stands for. He changes his positions like the wind. It hurts me deeply to see all of this happening especially how Bill and Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferrarro was treated.