March 27th, 2008
01:32 PM ET
15 years ago

Obama camp reaching out to Florida, Michigan Democrats

(CNN) - Representatives with Barack Obama's presidential campaign have reached out to Michigan and Florida Democrats to begin a "dialogue" about how to seat the delegations at the nominating convention that will be held in Denver later this summer.

“As we’ve said consistently, we think there should be a fair seating of the Michigan and Florida delegates. The Clinton campaign has stubbornly said they see no need to negotiate, but we believe that their Washington, my-way-or-the-highway approach is something voters are tired of,” Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said.

- CNN Political Editor Mark Preston

soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Bill from ALabama

    Nancy,as well as anybody,knows what the Democratic Convention Rules are,but is, now , willing to change the rules to benefit Obama. Super-delegates were designed for a specific purpose,to give their individual convictions in making a decision,based on what is best for the party ,as far as electability. Their job is to ignore the past and vote their convictions ,as things stand ,at the present. It was designed as a safe guard to over-ride things,if explosive info comes out in mid or late primaries. We already have a "Lame Duck" affair, with Florida and Michigan Democratic voters being disenfranchised..... Now,what else can we do to help Obama? Why did we put on the pretense of a real race at all,we should have just elected the freshman senator from the start,to be our nominee.Forget all serious doubts about the man's ability to lead this country. It would have saved everyone a lot of time and money.

    March 27, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  2. Former Clinton Supporter

    Hillary tries to imply that Obama "blocked" the re-votes in MI and FL. This is not factually accurate. This again just proves Clinton's willingness to tell her supporters anything to make herself look better.

    Obama has said from the beginning that he will follow whatever the DNC decides. But Clintonites have been brain-washed into believing that he had some kind of upperhand control over the situation.

    Its just more of the same from Clinton. It should or shouldn't happen, as long as SHE receives the benefits.

    Time to turn the page-Obama 08

    March 27, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  3. Eric, Mi

    Exactly, Clinton didn't give a crap about "disenfranched voters" until she realized she CAN'T win w/o them. I'm from Mich. EVERY democrat who knew what a "primary" is knew that the delegates weren't going to be counted because the gov. foolishly moved it ahead, Obama, Edwards, CLINTON agreed to the DNC rules now abide by them. Plain and simple.

    Like i said i'm from Michigan, and if it matters white, male, young, college educated, and plan on voting for Obama. If Clinton some how steals the nomination i will SERIOUSLY consider registering as an independent and voting McCain in 08'

    March 27, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
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