Tuesday, March 4, 2008

You Mean So Much, Yet So Little...


National Powerhouses Try To Change The Rules in The Middle of the Game...
Michigan and Florida are always major players in almost all facets of the American goings on, including major college sports. However, these two states do not matter at all when it comes to the Democratic nomination process. This is too bad, as their party leaders, decided that their states should not be counted.

Whether Democrat or Republican, most are going to agree that the Democratic Party will lose a ton of crediblity, if they are allowed to conduct a "do-over." If they allow a "do-over," the GOP should (and will) run commercials that tout that they are "the party of law and order."

When the party leaders elected to move their election day to the forefront of the process, in order to cash in on media frenzies that go along with early voting, they (knowingly) forfeited their clout. Even the candidates agreed not to campaign in these states, if they broke "party rules."

I would think that Michigan and Florida would recognize that given the sheer size of their populations (shoot, Detroit alone has more people than South Carolina), they would by default, make a huge media splash on their respective election dates. They decided otherwise, and therefore don't (and shouldn't) count.

The media is tagging the "do-over" effort, as an attempt to "move the goal posts, during the middle of a game." Well sorry, you just can't do this.

I'm sure that the Michigan and Florida football teams would have loved to have a few "do-overs," during their football seasons. However, we all know the season was set, the points were on the scoreboard and the clock read 00:00...and that was that.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very well written.

John Personal training Austin TX said...

I like your football analogy. Another analogy: they want an electoral mulligan. The big complaint I keep hearing it that the people of FL and MI deserve to have their voices heard. Damn straight they do AND they actually have. The democratic voters in both those states elected people to represent their interests who saw fit to ignore the rules of the national nominating process. The voters of FL and MI should have their say. They did and will. The next time they vote they ought to vote for people other than the knuckleheads that decided to disenfranchise them.