The Day After: Florida And Michigan
As I have stated repeatedly for a month now, it is my view that Barack Obama will almost certainly be the Democratic nominee. And it is time Barack Obama starts acting like he believes that. That means doing things that will help him win in November. I have talked about his need to unify the Democratic Party, address his problems with working class voters of all stripes (except African Americans of course) and, the issue of the upcoming week - show respect to the voters of Florida and Michigan. Today, John Dickerson writes:
The math is relentless, yet Obama hasn't won yet, and Hillary Clinton shows no sign of stopping. She will travel to Florida on Wednesday to argue that he wants to win the nomination by disenfranchising the state's Democratic primary voters, a visit that can only damage him in a swing state crucial to Obama's chances in November.
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The response you hear from Obama supporters is that oh no, this will wreck the Presidential primary calendar. Assume that is true for a moment, and I do not, who gives a darn about the outrageous, unfair and ridiculous Democratic nomination process which needs to be completely overhauled anyway? But even if you do care, can anyone possibly think it is more important than winning the Presidency this Fall?
It is PAST time to stop feeding the megalomania of Donna Brazile and past time to start working to winning what matters, not Donna Brazile's silly political butter knife fights, rather the Presidency.
If Barack Obama can not stand up to Donna Brazile, how will he be able to stand up to the Republican onslaught this Fall and all the other challenges he will face should he become President?
It is it time to take a stand on Florida and Michigan, Senator Obama. Fight for those states. It is the right thing to do and the smart thing to do.
By Big Tent Democrat, speaking for me only
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