Florida Delegate Stripping May Harm Dems

Via Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire:

The Hill reports that at the Florida Democratic Convention this weekend, several prominent state Dems took the stage to criticize the national party’s decision to strip the state of its delegates for violating party rules when choosing a primary date. Sen. Ben Nelson lamented that it may severely hurt the Democrats during the 2008 election season, and may ultimately cause them to loose the state. A Quinnipiac poll supports Nelson’s argument—it found that 22% of independent voters are less likely to vote for the Democratic presidential candidate because of the loss of delegates. Florida has been a make or break state for candidates in the past two election cycles, presenting the winner with 27 prized electoral votes.

Well, duh! I’m not voting for that very reason and I know a lot of other people who usually vote but aren’t this time. I’m not voting for any Democrat after the way the party screwed Florida, and there’s no way in hell I’d vote for a Republican.

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