The AP is reporting that the Democrats are floating the idea of caucuses in Florida and Michigan as a way to resolve the standoff over whether their delegates will count in the nominating contest. State party reps say the proposal is nothing new, and they’re sticking with the results of their votes. Clinton won Florida (50-33) and Michigan (55-40).
“We’ve said all along that we’re going forward with our delegate selection program using the vote on Jan. 29,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesman Mark Bubriski. “We’ve got more delegate applications than ever.”
That sounds reasonable, until you consider that neither candidate campaigned in Michigan or Florida, and in Michigan, Obama’s name wasn’t even on the ballot.
With the Democratic race as tight as can be, this could turn into the story of this election, with all its echoes of the 2000 Florida debacle. Stay tuned.