Saturday, June 14, 2008
What do Hillary Clinton People Want?
I can't speak for others. I know what I want however. I want FAIR REFLECTION in the caucus states. The delegates that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton receive from the caucus states should actually mirror their popularity in the caucus contests. I actually don't mind if the delegate count slightly favors the candidate that "worked harder" in those states, but I don't want to see delegate counts that are so far off the probable popular vote, (fair reflection) it becomes laughable, which is what we have now.
If it take conducting actual primaries in the caucus states to gain FAIR REFLECTION, than I am for that. I would estimate the cost to do this at about 90% less than what our Military spends in one day on FUEL. If our military reduced their fuel usage by 10% for just one day, the government could easily pay for the caucus contest elections to be redone as primaries.
I also want an admission from Barack Obama that taking his name off of the Michigan Ballot at the last possible moment (in October, 2007), was done in collusion with John Edwards and Bob Richardson so they would gain a tactical advantage in Iowa over Hillary Clinton. If you want proof that ageism and sexism were at play, and racism was not, there is no way that Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Bill Richardson would have ever combined forces against Barack Obama in Iowa, but the three younger men did combine forces against a female.
Because of this collusion in Iowa, Barack Obama should not expect delegates in any noticeable amount from Michigan. Carl Levin has already stated that Michigan had a legitimate, desperate reason for moving up their primary. Michigan was not the only state to move up their primary date, making their "punishment" questionable. North Carolina was awarded 28 delegates for NOT moving up their primary date. Was Michigan offered anything for not moving up their primary date?
The reason given for punishing Florida and Michigan states was that next time will be worse if there is no punishment this time. I can design a system that levels the playing field AND gives states a method for moving up their date if a state feels in desperate need of being heard. So the solution is not punishment now, but one which FIRST offers a more logical, representative method for all states to follow.
I find it fascinating that the party that wants more education and less jails opts for a punishment first mode when it comes time to solve their own internal problems. I call that, hypocrisy.
Near the end of the campaign, not all uncommitted delegates and super delegates were voting for whom they wanted. Instead they were voting for whom they were being told by the media was the presumptive, presumptive winner. This is a form of voter fraud. The first vote by a delegate or superdelegate should be for whom they are supporting, not whom they are being told is already the presumptive presumptive nominee.
There are some super delegates and uncommitted delegates who simply did not vote for Hillary Clinton because they thought she could not win. This creates a false delegate count. The is time later, if one chooses, to vote for whom is going to win rather than whom one is supporting. Forcing delegates into voting for who was winning rather than who they wanted to win prior to Denver was voter manipulation.
I also want an admission from MSNBC, Huffington Post, and George Soros that they influenced peddled the media to make sure Barack Obama won. Without all of this happening, there can be no real democratic winner, and no real harmony among democrats.