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Hillary wants to nuke the Dems?

mushroom-cloud.jpgLast week on “The Daily Show,” DNC chair Howard Dean said that he was planning to allow Florida and Michigan to sit at the Convention. He didn’t hint at whether their delegates would actually be counted, but he said that it simply wouldn’t be right to not even have the delegates there.

Which is good news for Hillary, as it makes her so-called nuclear option one step easier. From The Huffington Post:

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has a secret weapon to build its delegate count, but her top strategists say privately that any attempt to deploy it would require a sharp (and by no means inevitable) shift in the political climate within Democratic circles by the end of this month.
With at least 50 percent of the Democratic Party’s 30-member Rules and Bylaws Committee committed to Clinton, her backers could — when the committee meets at the end of this month — try to ram through a decision to seat the disputed 210-member Florida and 156-member Michigan delegations. Such a decision would give Clinton an estimated 55 or more delegates than Obama, according to Clinton campaign operatives. The Obama campaign has declined to give an estimate.

There are a lot of “ifs” and “gotta happens” for this to even come to pass, and it seems unlikely. But the real point here is that shit is probably going to get uglier before it gets better.

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No expert am I, but it seems that the "Michigan-Florida" question (as if there really were a question) would be the domain of the Credentials Committee, not the Rules Committee.

The HP note seems to suggest the same further down in the text.

Excuse my French: Fuck her.

Seconded.

thirded.

Last week I gave my 'Hillary' tshirt (bought in 2004 after the Kerry tragedy) to Goodwill. i dont know if ill be able to vote for her if she 'wins' this nomination.

She's like bush with brains.

If she wins the presidency, I'll be looking for a countdown clock for her, too.

Fourthed.

Seems CRIMINAL to try to count votes from a ballot where your opponent wasn't even list!

Just vile. I knew there had to be some ace up her sleeve that was keeping the Clinton's in this race.

Watch her submarine Obama in the general election (if he is fortunate enough to survive this onslaught) so she can run in '12.