Michigan Democratic Party May Redo The Presidential Primary

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!

Done Ranting,

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5 Responses to “Michigan Democratic Party May Redo The Presidential Primary”

  1. melissa Says:

    im from michigan,
    and i think it’s kinda stupid for us to pay for another election,
    but,
    i want obama to win =]

  2. inkslwc Says:

    Well, if you don’t want to pay, you could hold county conventions, and that’d be cheap – but I think you’d wind up with a) More people even more enraged b) A Clinton win with a larger margin than before.

  3. beverly Says:

    There should not be a redo in Michigan or Florida. Senator Clinton was dishonest to campaign in Florida, and Obama was naive to not put his name on the Michigan ballot anyway. Senator CLinton didn’t do well against herself in Michigan. There were over 44% undecided against her. She simply is not wanted as President of the United States. Former Clinton Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers shocked a television commentator by saying Senator Clinton was never considered a front runner for President of the United States despite what media polls were showing. Other political pundits have pointed out she has never really run for an elected position in her adult life. She was handed the Senate by bullying the viable candidates not to run, and doing poorly against an unknown. I remember years ago watching a defrocked Clinton nominee for university papers written tell Bernard Shaw in an interview Senator Clinton has a way of reminding people her hubby is Mr. President for Life. It could affect jobs for you and your family. Sounds like a bully.

  4. inkslwc Says:

    But it is ultimately up to the state party. I think the party would be stupid to do it, but it was their fault that got them into this mess in the first place (mostly party chairman Mark Brewer’s fault, I guess).

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