As most of us know, the Rules and Bylaws Committee gave back all of the delegates from FL and MI that were originally stripped from them, BUT gave each only a half a vote. This was most likely due to heavy campaigning on the part of the Obama campaign.
And now, Obama is calling for the delegates of both states to have their full votes restored. (CLICK HERE) This would put Hillary at about 100 delegates behind Obama.
While I do appreciate the gesture, some of it is a trick to muddy the waters a bit, a smoke screen if you will. Don’t forget that he still has 4 of her delegates and he has also been awarded the “uncommited” vote in MI.
This gesture, while nice, does not address the issues that PUMAs are upset about. It does not change the fact that the RBC changed the delegate appropriation and, therefore, people’s votes.
What it does show is that Obama is worried. His poll numbers are slumping. The Democratic party is shrinking and the PUMA movement is growing. (CLICK HERE).
I will give him this… he has learned that he needs to start puckering up and kiss some Clinton ass.
What I am not sure of is why he is doing this… by putting her at around 100 delegates behind, and with 15 already committed to switching if given the opportunity… the PUMAs would only need 85 delegates to change votes.
If the credentials committee were persuaded to rectify the MI fiasco created by the RBC… that would put her within just a handfull of delegates?
Is he really desperate? Does he have the super delegates in the bag and already know it? Is he kissing ass to see if his polling among Dems gets better? Is he making this concession to appease the PUMAs in order to avoid naming her the VP?
I am not sure.
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