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Democrats Lynch Voters in Michigan and Florida

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 2:10 pm 2008 February 17

Who are the leaders of an American political party to decide that voters from Michigan and Florida don’t count? Here’s the story in a nutshell: The party leaders of those two states decided to move their primary dates closer to the beginning of the year. The National leadership decided to punish these leaders by deciding to 1.) Not have their voice count in the upcoming primary elections 2.) Disallow any candidate from campaigning there.

What kind of rules are these? Are these not independent states? Are they not allowed to move their elections as they see fit? How can a national organization, no wait, a national political organization decide that the millions of people there are not allowed to have their voices heard when it comes to deciding who the Democratic party will support in the next presidential election. The Democratic Party holds so much sway that the candidates made very bad leadership decisions. The right thing to do was for all the candidates to campaign in the state despite the rules set forth by the supporting party. Here’s why:

We want leaders to do the right thing even when the majority believes otherwise. What we experienced in Florida and Michigan was a lynching of the peoples’ right to vote in a national election at the hands of the national Democratic leadership.

So why didn’t they campaign? First and foremost in the minds of the candidates was probably the savings to their campaign budgets. If everybody agrees that we will not advertise there, everybody saves money. Some have veiled this as a sense of fair play. Somewhere way down on the list was “the right thing to do.”

We’ll keep you informed of this and other entertaining news.

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