Since the start of the primary season, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the Delegate Counters at MyDD (I’ve tried embedding them in this post but, I can’t get it to work). They’ve got two posted in their sidebar. The first one counts by Obama Rules & he’s ahead in the delegates there. But, the second one includes Florida & Michigan — and according to that counter, Hillary and Obama are neck and neck; virtually tied.
I’m sick of hearing Obama supporters (and secret Obama supporters) claim that he’s ahead by every measure. It’s wrong. By the measure that counts every vote, they are tied.
And this brings me to my question:
If we all agree that sooner or later the Florida and Michigan delegations will be seated, why can’t we count them now? I don’t get the part where they’ll only be counted after they don’t matter.
My friends, Clinton and Obama are tied and it’s our job to say that with almost every breath. Repeat after me, they’re tied. Repetition makes facts true.
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