Clinton’s viability is absolutely tied to Michigan and Florida. The reason Clinton is fighting for Florida and Michigan is because she needs them to capture the nomination.
Got it? The candidates agreed the delegates would not count. Now, however, Clinton needs them to win, so everything is out the window, and Big Tent Democrat has no problem with that. In fact, the crazification factor is so high that he insists it is good for the party.
And they wonder why people like me think they are insane? If Hillary can not keep her word on something like this, I don’t trust her to keep her word on anything. Additionally, if Sen. Inevitable couldn’t win the nomination without the two states she agreed would not count, I don’t like her judgment and I don’t like her chances in the general.
It is that simple. If the DNC and the states can figure something out that is acceptable to them, I am fine with it. But they can’t, or won’t, so Michigan and Florida are dead. Seating them as is when the ballot in Michigan was Hillary vs. Uncommitted is unacceptable. Which is worse for democracy, abiding by the agreement made before the primary, or holding a Saddamesque election in which Clinton ran unopposed?
So stop whining about them. They fucked up. Not Obama. The villain in this scenario is not the people who followed the rules and are abiding by the rules. The villains are the sleazy folks who are going back on their word now that they need the delegates from those states. That would be Hillary, since I don’t trust her supporters to reason through this shit anymore on their own.