Over the last few weeks, there has been much discussion about how to ensure that the Florida and Michigan delegations are seated. We think there are two options: Either honor the results or hold new primary elections.We hear this from Florida:
We are committed to working with the DNC, the Florida State Democratic party, our Democratic leaders in Florida, and our two candidates to reach an expedited solution that ensures our 210 delegates are seated. Our House delegation is opposed to a mail-in campaign or any redo of any kind.Of course, there’s another way that we can both honor the results and avoid a redo of any kind, which might also be acceptable to Obama.
How about if the other two candidates on the Florida ballot, John Edwards and Dennis Kucinich, agree to endorse Obama and give him their votes? According to the official tally, that would place it as follows:
Clinton -- - - - - - - - - - - - - 857,208 50.89%
Obama, Edwards, Kucinich - 827,182 49.11%
Hillary would get the vote of every single Floridian who chose her on the ballot, while Kucinich would merely be extending the same courtesy toward Obama’s candidacy that he did in Iowa, and Edwards would salvage a small scrap of influence over whether or not the fate of the poor will end up in the hands of one of the two candidates who think John McCain would make a fine president!