Rumors of a Michigan Do-Over
Posted on Mar 6, 2008
The Political Wire has it from a couple of sources that Michigan, which along with Florida was stripped of its Democratic delegates, will hold caucuses in order to have a say about the party’s nominee. Also, Florida’s governor, a Republican, is pushing for a re-vote in his state.
The two states were stripped of their delegates because of state violation of party rules, and the candidates pledged not to campaign there. Hillary Clinton won Michigan, but she was the only major candidate on the ballot. The New York senator, who has been lobbying to have Michigan’s delegates seated at the convention, probably is unhappy with the prospect of more caucuses, because Obama has done much better in that kind of voting.
The New Republic reports that Michigan “plans to get out of its uncounted delegate problem by announcing a new caucus in the next few days.”
Said the source: “They want to play. They know how to do caucuses. That was their plan all along, before they got cute with the primary.”