The Michigan Democratic Party is looking at redoing their primary so that the DNC will seat its delegates; however, this time the MDP would be forced to hold a caucus, costing the party over $1,000,000. Why a caucus? Because why on earth would the state of Michigan pay for 2 elections!
Obama will be all for this, because I think that it’s likely that he’d win. Clinton really can’t say no or she looks like a fool to the country and the party (oh, wait, she already does). Florida is looking at doing the same thing.
The controversy all stems from the Super Tuesday results and the Democratic party heads don’t want a brokered convention (I really don’t blame them).
Governor Granholm, a staunch Clinton supporter doesn’t back the plan and is insistent on getting our current delegates seated.
Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer said, “Everybody involved, the candidates, the DNC and we, need to remain open-minded. So if someone comes up with a creative way that meets everyone’s interests, we can do that.”
This could really hurt the Democrats on a couple levels:
People get annoyed at having to vote again.
People get annoyed in hearing more campaigning all over again.
We could know our nominee before the caucus, and that would be a waste of over $1,000,000.
So, go ahead – have a caucus!
Tags: 2008 Election, 2008 Primary, Barack Obama, Caucus, Delegates, Democratic National Committee, Democrats, DNC, Election, Election Results, Hillary Clinton, Jennifer Granholm, Mark Brewer, Michigan