Monday, February 18, 2008

Three Words...

No. Fucking. Way.
LANSING – The Michigan Democratic Party today released the official allocation of pledged delegates, alternates, and committee members for Hillary Clinton and for Uncommitted based on the official January 15, 2008 Presidential Primary results certified by the Board of State Canvassers on February 4, 2008.

Overall, Clinton will have 73 pledged delegates, 16 pledged alternates, and 10 committee members, and there will be 55 uncommitted delegates, 5 uncommitted alternates, and 8 uncommitted committee members. [link]

Kiss my ass Mark Brewer and the rest of you morons running the state party. You screwed this up, and I do NOT trust you and the MDP to select delegates to send to the convention. Validating the results of an election where she was the only name on the ballot is a joke, and an insult to everyone in the state. The only way Michigan (and Florida) should be allowed at the convention is if they agree to simply divide the delegates 50/50. That's it. Split 'em or stay home. And do shit right next time. [UPDATE: Kos concurs]

The rich irony here is that if Michigan had left their primary date alone (usually in March), or gone with early February like everybody else that moved up, we would have been consequential, if not decisive. Instead, we are irrelevant. Morons.

So, no. You don't get to fuck around with this anymore.

Michigan readers (hell, everybody): Contact the MDP by phone (517-371-5410), letter (606 Townsend St., Lansing, MI 48933) or email here and let them know they suck and their plan is a crock. Here's a suggestion I got in an email. I might have to spice mine up a bit...

This delegate allocation is completely unacceptable. The election was a sham as not all of the candidates were on the ballot and we were all told it doesn't count. You need to either hold a new election, split the delegates 50/50 between the remaining candidates, or send no delegation and accept that the MDP disenfranchised the voters of Michigan and apologize.

[thanks for the heads-up, Ang]


Smitty said...

I don't even know where to begin.

If Hillary beats Obama, we lose an entire generation of young Democratic voters. They'll say "fuck it, my vote never counted anyway" and that'll be that. Wonderful.

Mike said...

This is why you never count out a Clinton.

Mike said...