Thursday, March 6, 2008

Wednesday roundup - dizzying delegate division

Will they or won't they?

With the delegate race as close as it is, pundits are having a field day playing their best games of "What if?" And one of their favorite topics has to do with what will happen to the 156 Democratic delegates in Michigan and the 210 in Florida. You may recall that Democratic National Committee leadership voted to strip the states of their delegates to punish them for moving their primary contests ahead of Super Tuesday I. The candidates agreed not to campaign there ... but Hillary Clinton didn't bother to remove her name from the ballot in Michigan, and she won the "beauty contests" held in those states. Clinton, of course, wants the delegates seated; Obama also would like them seated -- but only according to the results of a do-over of sorts that would give Democrats a re-vote.

From Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic, here's a nice look at this issue as of 6:45 p.m. tonight.