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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
It looks like Florida's Democrats hit a roadblock when it comes to finding a way to re-do their primary election.
Democratic members of the state's congressional delegation say they unanimously oppose holding a vote by mail. Although they say they are committed to working with the DNC, the 2 candidates, and other party leaders, they are against "a mail-in campaign or any redo of any kind." Doesn't sound like there's too much wiggle room there.
At issue here is whether voters in Florida, as well as Michigan, will get another chance to weigh in on the race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The party stripped the two states of their delegates after they moved up their primaries.
Obama is also expressing concerns about a mail-in vote in terms of "making sure that whatever we do is fair and that votes are properly counted and the logistics make sense."
Clinton won both primaries, but that was after all the candidates agreed not to campaign in the contests. Obama's name did not appear on the ballot in Michigan.
Here’s my question to you: Should delegates from Florida and Michigan be seated without redoing the elections in those two states?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Lee from Jacksonville, Florida writes:
How can anyone take the governors of Michigan or Florida seriously? Does anyone really believe they would be leading the charge for a redo if it did not further their agendas? This has nothing to do with the voters and everything to do with the Democratic establishment supporters of Hillary (Michigan’s Granholm) combined with the Republican supporters of McCain (Florida’s Crist) who prefer McCain's chances in a run against Hillary.
Roger from Dallas writes:
Jack, In a year when the Democrats could have literally put up a tree stump and be assured a victory, their petty, misguided egocentric personalities are going to destroy any chance we Democrats have of reclaiming the presidency. Michigan and Florida should not count; those were the rules set forth, which both campaigns agreed to. End of story!
Charlie from Chicago writes:
Here we go again: I do not like the rules, so let’s change them to fit the needs of another Clinton. This is almost as good as: What exactly is your definition of "IS"? The delegates should in no way be seated and for that matter it should not be discussed every night on CNN and the other stations. Cut the crap and get to the agenda, immigration, the economy, and saving the middle class of America.
RJ from Michigan writes:
The first vote should count and delegates should be seated. The dumb, silly, ignorant, short-sighted internal politics of the Democratic Party should not negate my vote as a Michigan resident. Democrats need to remember that every vote counts or else Michigan voters may choose not to vote for either candidate.
Melanie from Lake Wales, Florida writes:
My family and a friend, that's 4 people, didn't bother to vote for Obama because we knew our votes wouldn't count. Imagine how many more are in this position? So either it's not counted, or we get the right to vote!
Frank from Florida writes:
Are you kidding me? It can't be Florida in the news again regarding voting. This state simply cannot get it straight when it comes to voting. Remember the hanging chads? See ya again in 4 years.