Hillary Breaks Promise to DNC

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  1. carpro

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    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080128/D8UET5E00.html

    Clinton Brings Campaign to Florida

    Jan 28, 8:01 AM (ET)
    By MIKE GLOVER

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Stung by her lopsided loss to Barack Obama in South Carolina, Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to shift her momentum in Florida - even though its Democratic primary won't count for much.

    Like her rivals, Clinton has agreed to a pledge imposed by national party leaders not to publicly campaign in the state. But after South Carolina, Clinton was skating up against the edge of that agreement and trying to lend some credibility to the outcome Tuesday.
     
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    If the primary isnt going to count for much I do not understand why she would be doing this???
     
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    She intends to make them change their mind.


    "After Florida moved its primary up to Tuesday in an attempt to play a bigger role in choosing the presidential nominees, the Democratic National Committee said it would refuse to seat the state's delegation at the national convention in late August. But it is expected that the eventual nominee will try to reverse that decision because of Florida's crucial role in the general election.

    Clinton already is on record favoring that step.
    "I will try to persuade my delegates to seat the delegates from Michigan and Florida," said Clinton. "Democrats have to win Michigan and have to try to win Florida and I intend to do that. The people of Florida deserve to be represented in the process of picking a candidate for president of the United States."
     
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    oh ok, that makes more sense. Does it surprise anyone that she would break a promise to try to win?
     
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    I think that applies to all polticans sadly enough... :(

    Jamie
     
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    A little.

    To so publicly go back on a promise to your own political party doesn't speak well of her.
     
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    I agree with Carpro. Politicians at least usually give the appearance of consistency. The DNC's decision to strip the FLA delegates may come back to haunt them.
     
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    Oh you can count on that.
     
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    Why does a political party have the right to disenfranchise anyone?
     
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    Because the primary rules are set by the political party.
     
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    Not likely. November is a long, long way off and Democrats in Florida and Michigan will be working as hard as Democrats in the other states to help their presidential nominee in November.

    Besides, I imagine this will be all worked out by the time the Democratic Party national convention starts on August 25.
     

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