Discussion in 'Congress' started by Jon, May 21, 2008.
No one to blame but themselves this time.
You're absolutely right. No one cared about taking away Florida and Michigan because they didn't think it would affect the outcome. Well, we're now at a point where it does affect the outcome. If Obama had a big enough lead that the delegates and popular votes in these states didn't make a difference, I would say, "Don't bother." But, it does make a difference, and in a race this close, every vote must count.
The only problem with that is there's no way of knowing how the earlier decision, and subsequent acts by the campaigns, affected the votes in those two states, so you can hardly call it a fair vote.
I think you can in Florida for a couple of reasons. We were encouraged to vote regardless of the delegate fiasco. And it's extremely improbable that Obama supporters stayed home in greater percentages than Clinton supporters...if anyone stayed home at all.
What do you base the probability on? There's no basis other than just a gut or common sense assessment. You may well be right, but there's no way to KNOW whether you are.
That's true, but sometimes common sense is all you can go on.
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