Per Mark Halperin, Governor Napolitano claims that the MI and FL situation is “regrettable”. Are you kidding me? An elected governor claiming that ignoring the voters of MI and FL for the doings of their legislators is only “regrettable”? Wow!
Sorry, Governor. That’s morally bankrupt. Rules are rules, of course. But this is no game of marbles. As important as “getting a Democrat into the White House” is, basic tenets of democracy are much more important to me. This is not about sour grapes, rules or whatever. This is about Democracy in the Democratic Party. Barack Obama had a chance to clear this up with revotes–which I didn’t think were warranted, but willing to support to settle things–but he chose to disenfranchise the will of the voters in MI and FL. That is not Democracy, Senator. And that is more than “regrettable”, Governor.
What is happening to the Democratic Party? I understand the bullying to try to get Hillary to concede so that Obama can win, but when our leaders are saying that disenfranchisement of Democratic voters is merely “regrettable”, something has gone seriously wrong. Seriously, seriously wrong. The voters of MI and FL didn’t chose the date of their primaries, it was forced upon them. Punishing them is not something I ever expected to come from the Democratic Party and the downplaying of it by our so-called leaders makes it just that much worse.