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 Friday, May 23, 2008

Hillary's Distorting the TRUTH Once AGAIN -- She was FOR Stripping Delegates Before being Against


Connie Manes

While most of this information comes from another source, I feel the urgent need to pass along these 'facts' about Michigan and Florida votes.

Hillary's distorting the TRUTH once again.

Don't let her fool you Florida and Michigan.

Hillary has known all along what the rules were. Her campaign strategist, Harold Ickes, and her operatives on the DNC rules committee, were directly involved in the stripping of Michigan and Florida's delegates.

If you have any doubts please go read the facts.

On Aug. 25, 2007, when the DNC's rules panel declared Florida's primary date out of order, it agreed by a near-unanimous majority to exceed the 50 percent penalty called for under party rules. Instead, the group stripped Florida of all 210 delegates to underscore its displeasure with Florida's defiance and to discourage other states from following suit.

In doing so, the DNC essentially committed itself, for fairness' sake, to strip the similarly defiant Michigan of all 156 of its delegates three months later. Clinton held tremendous potential leverage over this decision, and not only because she was then widely judged the likely nominee.

Of the committee's 30 members, a near-majority of 12 were Clinton supporters. All of them—most notably strategist Harold Ickes—voted for Florida's full disenfranchisement. (The only dissenting vote was cast by a Tallahassee, Fla., city commissioner who supported Obama.)


Also, Hillary is claiming the pledge she and other presidential candidates took to not "campaign" in these States was just that, no campaigning.

THEREFORE, I (Hillary Clinton), Democratic Candidate for President, pledge I shall not campaign or participate in any state which schedules a presidential election primary or caucus before Feb. 5, 2008, except for the states of Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina, as “campaigning” is defined by rules and regulations of the DNC.


v. to invest and then receive a part or share, as in business profits, payments on a promissory note, title to land, or as one of the beneficiaries of the estate of a person who has died.

Hillary's current demands that Florida and Michigan votes be counted says that she is now trying to "receive a part or share of the votes she won.

Hillary said in October, 2007 before the Michigan primary:

"It's clear this election they are having is not going to count for anything"

Be sure to watch the video of her saying this.

There is lots more information...please go read it all.

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