Quixotic or shrewd?
In a strongly-worded interview with Texas Monthly, Hillary leaves very little doubt that the campaign is preparing to get serious about getting the Florida and Michigan delegations seated.
“The people of those two states disregarded adamantly the DNCâ€™s decision that they would not seat the delegates. They came out and voted,” Hillary told the mag. “They wanted their voices heard. More than 2 million people came out. I mean, it was record turnout for a primary.”
Asked if it’s her intention to press the issue, Hillary said:
“Yes, it is. Yes, it is. Itâ€™s in large measure because both the voters and elected officials in Michigan and Florida feel so strongly about this. Senator Bill Nelson, of Florida, early on in the process actually sued because he thinks itâ€™s absurd on its face that 1.7 million Democrats who eventually voted would basically be disregarded, and I agree with him about that.”
Remember, her campaign agreed with the DNC’s decision last summer so there really is no easy way for them to explain that away. The only fair thing to do is have some sort of revote, but I doubt she’ll agree to that either.
We shall see…