Hillary Campaigns In Florida?
Why would she do this when everybody agreed last summer to not go down there? I thought her call for the delegates from Michigan and Florida being seated at the convention felt desperate, but this feels even more so.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) – Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she was going to Florida to assure Democrats that “their voices are heard” and to underscore her commitment to seeing the state’s delegation seated at the national convention.
Though the Democratic presidential candidates largely have heeded the national party’s request that they not campaign publicly in Florida, Clinton said it’s time to pay attention to voters there who are showing heavy interest in Tuesday’s primary. Early voting is under way and drawing strong interest, she said.
“Hundreds of thousands of people have already voted in Florida and I want them to know I will be there to be part of what they have tried to do to make sure their voices are heard,” Clinton said in Memphis, Tenn., before heading for Florida.
I agree that Florida and Michigan should have their voices heard, but the time to call for that was RIGHT after the DNC made their ruling (you know, when I called them out on it), not when somebody thinks she might lose the nomination. Moreover, this isn’t the way for Hill to convince the Democratic base that she’s honest, forthright, etc.
If I were to hazard a guess (and you know how I hate to do that!) I’d bet what she’s hoping is that this is all too wonky for the average voter, and that she’ll confuse the issue enough with rhetoric that people won’t understand what’s going on.
What doesn’t make sense, though, is we know that the media will be all over this, as will the other candidates. I mean talk about an issue at the next debate! This only plays into Obama’s message that Hillary will say and do anything to get the nomination.
Interesting times ahead…
I guess we’ll see…