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Monday, May 26, 2008

Math-ly hilarious

Posted by: Hammer / 6:24 PM

Dude, partisanship is teh awesome! Here's Lanny Davis suggesting a totally fair solution to the Michigan delegate problem:

So what is the fairest solution for the Rules Committee, taking into account Michigan's and Florida's willingness to revote but for the failure of the Obama campaign to sit down and work out details to solve their "concerns"?

...In Michigan, Clinton received 55 percent of the vote. According to, she thus should receive 73 pledged delegates based on that percentage.

What about the 50 remaining uncommitted delegates, and 7 collectively cast for Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, who were also on the ballot?

Some of those 50 delegates might have been for Clinton as a second choice to candidates other than Obama, so it would be totally unfair to award all 50 delegates to Obama.

...The Rules Committee has several options. The fairest would be to allocate those 57 pledged delegates, to Clinton and Obama by the same ratio of their standing to one another in the average of the most recent Michigan statewide polls prior to the Jan. 15 primary. Or perhaps one Solomonic compromise, more generous to Obama than to Clinton, would be to divide the remaining delegates approximately 50-50 between the two of them, 28-27 (giving Clinton the extra delegate since she led in all the latest statewide polls prior to Jan. 15).

Yep. That's right. The suggestion from the Clinton camp is to first award Clinton delegates based on the people who actually voted for her in the rule-breaking Michigan primary and then (THEN!) take the allocable delegates from the people who specifically chose NOT to vote for Clinton and award them based on polling.

The fair thing, then, is to make sure that Clinton gets 75% of the delegates from a state where she would have gotten roughly 50% of the vote.

Hillary ... please quit. Two months ago.


I dont mind if she stays on, I DO mind that she is making the road easier for McCain.

By Blogger Vinneeee, at 8:10 AM  

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