Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Florida Congressional Delegation: "No Redo"

Florida's entire House Democratic caucus -- including both supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama -- issued a joint statement that aimed to shoot down a proposal to redo the Florida Democratic primary through a mail-in vote. That proposal, floated first by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), appeared to be gaining traction. (It's worth noting that Nelson was on the House floor last night, hours before the statement was released.)

"Our House delegation is opposed to a mail-in campaign or any redo of any kind," the statement says. -- WAPO

I didn't see this happening. It's one thing to say, let's do it! It's another to actually put together a vote for millions of people in 90 days. See, the DNC rules state all the voting has to be done by June. People also underestimate what a cheap (in a nice way!) and stubborn skinflint Howard Dean is.

To be frank I have given money to the DNC and I will be damned if I was going to help pay for Michigan or Florida's mistake and I am positive I am not the only one who complained to Dean about the cost involved here. They scoffed at the DNC, and gambled that Dean wasn't serious. I guess they underestimated him. Which was stupid in 2000 both states tried to do the same thing and the then DNC Chair McAuliffe didn't just say no, he said Hell No. So none of this should be a surprise to anyone.