Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Kibosh


Well, well Miss Pelosi said that Hill-Hill’s plan to “fight city hall” isn’t going to happen.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, she said she is prepared to "step in" if the presidential race does not resolve itself by the end of next month.

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"I will step in," Pelosi told the paper. "Because we cannot take this fight to the convention…It must be over before then."

Pelosi, who will serve as chair of the convention, has largely stayed on the sidelines during her party's prolonged primary race. But the House Speaker has said Democratic superdelegates should not overturn the pledged delegate winner, and has warned of irreparable harm if they do so. Barack Obama officially won the majority of pledged delegates in last Tuesday's primary contests, though it's been clear for several weeks Clinton could not overtake him in that category.

Pelosi also indicated she opposes the Clinton campaign's desire that both Florida and Michigan's delegations be fully seated at the convention. The party stripped both states of their entire delegations last year after they moved their presidential primaries early than they should.

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She believes the two states should be seated in some way, but said only "in a way that is not destructive to any sense of order in the party."

"If you have no order and no discipline in terms of party rules, people will be having their primary in the year before the presidential election," she said. "So there has to be some penalty."

Some maybe is the message of the week for Hillary. I mean, I love Hillary, but the madness has to end. This election is too precious to waste on malarkey.

1 comment:

Greg said...

I see your point, and Pelosi's, but what's the whole point of the convention if not to decide who's going to receive the nomination?

I don't get the whole business of it being settled beforehand--isn't it just a waste of precious resources and a chance for grandstanding, if the nominee's already been decided?