Half Measures

The legal denizens of the Democratic National Committee have rendered public their legal advice to the Rules Committee, set to meet on Saturday to finalize the seating arrangements at the Democratic Convention in Denver in August for Michigan and Florida; their advice, unsurprisingly, is to seat half the delegations, and in roughly the proportions won by the respective candidates in their respective beauty contests. While the Clinton campaign may cry foul (and continue their candidate’s ongoing efforts to despoil Democratic chances in November so that the Clintons can assume their rightful restoration in ’12), this is the penalty actually called for by the party’s rules, and IIRC is pretty much how the Republicans treated these states for moving up their primaries ahead of Super Tuesday.
Al Giordano does the math… and Clinton’s chances ain’t good, no matter how it comes out.
Stay tuned!