Thursday, March 06, 2008

Maybe It's Because Everyone In Florida Is Old

A plague of instant-onset Alzheimer's has apparently afflicted Florida Democrats, the Hillary Clinton campaign and every member of the MSM covering the 2008 election. Suddenly, nobody can remember why Florida Democrats have been stripped of their presidential delegates.

According to both Hillary Clinton and Howard Dean, it's all a plot by evil Governor Charlie Crist and Florida Democrats. And the media happily reports this storyline as true.


PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Sept. 23, 2007 — The Florida Democratic Party announced Sunday that it would move ahead with its plan to hold its presidential primary on Jan. 29 despite the national party’s decision to block the state delegation from the 2008 Democratic convention.

State party leaders said that even if none of the state’s delegates were seated at next summer’s Democratic presidential convention, the earlier primary would still help determine the nominee. --TheNew York Times.

Gee, but that's not what Terry McAuliffee said...

The NYTimes also shared this September 2007 memo from Karen L. Thurman, the state party’s chairwoman:

"There will be no other primary. Florida Democrats absolutely must vote on January 29th. We make this election matter. Not the D.N.C., not the delegates, not the candidates, but Florida Democrats like you and me voting together. We make it count.

Don’t let anybody call this vote a 'beauty contest' or a 'straw poll.' On January 29, 2008, there will be a fair and open election in Florida, which will provide for maximum voter participation. The nation will be paying attention, and Florida Democrats will have a major impact in determining who the next President of the United States of America will be.

And this is the REPUBLICANS' fault?