Last night Barack Obama boasted that he was within 200 votes of clinching the Democratic nomination. He’s wrong. That boast is premised on the assumption that the “magic number” for clinching the nomination is 2025.
But the “magic” of 2025 is the magic of fake disappearances, conjuring and pulling rabbits out of hats. Obama’s faux magic number constitutes a majority of the Democratic delegates only if you don’t count MI and FLA’s alloted delegates. The real Magic Number is 2209 — 50% + 1 of all the delegates, pledged and SDs, alloted to the 50 states, Guam and Puerto Rico. But by excluding MI and FLA, Obama and Dean and Brazile and the MSM talking heads, not to mention The Blog That Must Not Be Named, seem to think they can lower the bar for clinching the nomination. In other words, excluding MI and FLA kills two birds with one stone: it excludes Clinton delegates, and it lowers the magic number for Obama. How conVEEEEEEENient.
Obama, of course, vetoed, stalled and squirmed his way out of permitting a re-vote in MI and FLA back when there was time to do so. Not only did he fear a repeat of Clinton’s victories, he also feared the daunting task of securing 2209 delegates, rather than a mere 2025.
The DNC and the talking heads all say that “MI and FLA will be seated in some fashion.” That’s doublespeak for “MI and FLA will be seated in a manner which makes permanent the disenfranchisement of MI and FLA voters.” If, for example, the DNC awards Obama the nomination at 2025 delegates, then the MI and FLA delegates will have been rendered meaningless, whether they are “seated” before or after the DNC hands the trophy to Obama. You can’t say you’re seating MI and FLA, and then permit Obama to claim victory based on a magic number that doesn’t count MI and FLA’s delegates.
Yet this is precisely the sort of sleight of hand that the DNC and now Obama himself are trying to perform. There are only two solutions to this problem, now that Obama has made it impossible for re-votes to be held. Seat MI and FLA as is, and seat them now. Or not. But in either case, the DNC must make clear to everyone — the candidates, their supporters, the uncommitted SDs, and the MSM talking heads — that there is only one “magic number,” and that number is 2209. Obama can win it with or without actually giving MI and FLA their tickets to the convention hall. But he can’t win the nomination with only 2025 delegates.
Even Albus Dumbledore doesn’t have enough magic to turn 2025 into 2209.
We’ve all wondered today what to do about supporting Hillary, and forcing the DNC to understand the magnitude of the errors it has made during this campaign season. Spreading this fundamental fact — that Obama can’t win the nomination with 2025 delegates — is one such thing. When you talk about seating MI and FLA, too many talking heads, not to mention Obamabots, just tune you out with intonations of “The ROOLz, the ROOLz.” We should short-circuit talk about The ROOLz, and just talk about The Math. The Math is simple. Nomination = 2209 delegates. Period. Get them however. Pledged, SDs, seat MI and FLA, don’t seat MI and FLA. But get 2209 delegates.
Spread the Mathematical Truth far and wide. Maybe then Dean and Brazile will get their heads out of their arses.