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Denver Group Ads in Florida and Michigan

Posted on: August 7, 2008

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Now You Count - Now You Don't

Now You Count - Now You Don't

Voters in Florida and Michigan are getting a earful.

The Denver Group print ads are running in Lansing Journal and Tallahassee Democrat.

And what perfect timing, coming right after the scam pulled by the Obama campaign to, oh hell yes let’s say it, bamboozle the voters of Florida and Michigan. Manipulate the process, fix the procedures at critical steps, make it seem like ‘its the roolz’. 

All during Spring we heard about the rules, ad nauseum. Where are they now? Oh, what magnanimity! Or is it just a flip-flop, a croc. Wait, there is a distinction between a flip-flop and a croc.

 The bottom line is this, the Democrats are basically telling the citizens of both States:

Your votes don’t count when yours delegates counted; your delegates count when their votes won’t be counted!!

To fully understand the perfidy involved in all of this listen to just one voter from Michigan:


A few days ago, Florida State Dem Chair sent out an email, glorifying this latest attempt to pull wool over the voters eyes. Chairwoman Thurman says, quote:

Just minutes ago, Sen. Barack Obama sent a letter to the DNC credentials committee urging them to restore the full vote of the Michigan and Florida Delegations, proving his commitment to uniting the party and ending the uncertainty surrounding the process.[sic]

I want to thank Barack Obama, the Florida Congressional Delegation, the Democrats in our Legislature, and voters across Florida for fighting to have our votes count. This is a proud day for all of us.

My reply to the Chairwoman, excerpted:

 I can share your pride only under the following circumstance: you will earnestly work for an open convention, place HIllary’s name in nomination; you will recognise the validity of Florida primary and ask the entire convention delegation to vote unanimously for Hillary during the first ballot; you will urge Sen. Obama to gallantly and democratically advocate the recognition of an election in Florida that the state itself seems to have embraced fully.  Anything less Chairman Thurman, is usual politics of the most hateful kind and, in my humble opinion directed at Hillary. 

It was a polite reply, but the bottom line is clear. Ideally Sen. Obama should look in the mirror and realise that the game he devised, succesfull so far, may not go further in his service. He may win in Nov. or might not. It is a gamble, regardless of what polls, focus groups, stats, analysts tell us. Time has not been his best friend so far. The polls seems to be wildly all over the place. They are certainly where they should be: he was widely expected to run away with this. This was supposedly Democrats’ year to lose.

It’s even a bigger gamble for the country, to take an unknown quantity, full of good intentions, devoid of solid experience in legislature, executive, or business to be made the most powerful person in the world. The national yearning for change is hard to measure and is not always what it seems. American public will forgive and forget a lot, and when frightened will even give their leaders benefit of doubt. But even the good people of this nation have limits to their gullibility. We all remember how RMN and WJC were treated, each with a measured just desserts that each earned. Or, to think that B41 was tossed shortly after a magnificient victory in a just cause. That the mechanics of 3rd party candidatures hurt him is irrelevent; the very presence of the latter is both cause and outcome.

Americans always elected based on a totality of image, impression and imperatives. Wildly different results (JFK vs RMN; RMN vs HHH, RMN vs GMcG, JEC vs RWR, RWR vs WFM) show that it is not always specific items of character, policy, idealogy that influences the final outcome in November. The citizenry seem to intuitively perceive something of the deeper kernel of what a candidate is, at the moment of voting, of that moment, and vote accordingly. Few of our elections have been close, and the really close ones remain controversial (JFK, GBW) until overtaken by history. While polls may measure, even predict, they can’t describe this valuable process that voters bring to the booth.

To capture the voters’ hearts and minds, the candidates must be big on both counts!


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