Update: See the “Obama campaign’s ‘James Baker’ solution,” a MyDD diary by TeresaINPennsylvania.
In her new story at TalkLeft, “Obama Proposes 50/50 Michigan Split: Just Say No,” Jeralyn hammers Obama as well as his latest e-mail to supporters. (Later in her post, she also addresses the writing of Obamabot Jonathan Singer, a rather biased front-page writer at MyDD — unlike MyDD‘s other FP writers Jerome Armstrong and Todd Beeton.)
A few weeks ago I wrote a long post on why Barack Obama’s suggestion that he and Hillary split the Michigan delegates 50/50 was tanatamount to vote-stealing: … [DON'T MISS her excerpts from that March 14th post.]
Jeralyn adds, “Obama is still pushing this unfair solution. My DD has a copy of the e-mail his campaign sent out today”:
“Senator Obama firmly believes that the Michigan delegation should be seated in Denver. A 50/50 split of the delegates is an eminently fair solution, especially since originally Senator Clinton herself said the Michigan primary wouldn’t ‘count for anything.’ It’s now up to the Clinton campaign: they can agree to a fair resolution or they can continue trying to score political points and change the rules. It’s time to move forward. Senator Clinton should accept an equitable solution that allows Michigan to participate fully in the convention,” said Obama campaign manager David Plouffe.
“Hillary’s campaign provided this response, before receiving the Obama e-mail,” Jeralyn continues:
“The issues and voters of Michigan are too important to be dismissed. Close to 600,000 Michiganians cast ballots in January and these votes cannot be ignored. We urge the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee to take all necessary steps to ensure the voices of the people of Michigan are heard and its delegates are seated at the Democratic convention this summer. Already, over 100,000 people have signed our petition calling on the DNC to seat the delegates from Michigan and Florida. We urge Senator Obama to join our efforts to ensure that the votes of the people of Michigan and Florida are counted.”
Read all of Jeralyn’s “Obama Proposes 50/50 Michigan Split: Just Say No.”
Jeralyn, you’re great.