I've had the conversation a million times around the vine and everywhere else.
Clinton broke her oath.
She was on the committee that urged the oath and threatened MI & FL to be stripped if they continued with their plans.
She didn't become the "voice" of the "disenfranchised" voters until it became obvious she had no chance of winning without them (and even with them, very little chance still).
And yet, there are those wanting to prop Clinton up like a hero, accuse Obama of not caring, and decide that although he kept his word, he should be damned for it.
And yet, when she talks about her "popular vote" she loves to not include fourteen caucus states. Fourteen. 56 million Americans. Nearly 1 in 5 American voters.
Oh yeah, she's the voice alright.
She's the voice of everything wrong in pandering to the audience in front of you.
She's the voice of continued corruption, fiscal mismanagement, and the status quo.
It's dishonest for one. And it pretty much sums up everything I feel about Hilary: she can only win by lying. She can only win by discounting huge numbers of Americans. When she discounts caucus states, she's discounting people that voted for her. Is there a viner from a discounted caucus state that voted for her? To me, that's worse than MI & FL - far worse. There was no 6 months of warning from the DNC you weren't going to count - you just don't. Because Hillary Clinton says so, damnit.
As Jed Report writes,
The fact is that Barack Obama wins the so-called "popular vote" if you count every vote in every contest with delegates at stake (whether or not you include the Texas caucuses, which some say would be double-counting). Moreover, if you expand the vote total to include all contests, whether or not they had any bearing on the selection of delegates (Michigan, including votes cast for Hillary Clinton and by supporters of Barack Obama, and the unsanctioned contests in Nebraska, Washington, and Idaho), Obama still leads.
Look, I'm sure this will end up like the last time I wrote about Hillary - a bunch of fellow democrats will come in and slam me for making our race harder on ourselves, and remind me the important thing is just that a democrat is voted in.
No, the important thing is to get a President who doesn't have to lie or cheat (cough, 2004, cough) to win.