| **UPDATE** -- Watch the video here.
No commentary on this one, I will leave that to y'all.
From Texas Monthly:
Evan Smith: So your intention is to press this issue?
Glenn Smith weighs in:
Hillary Clinton: Yes, it is. Yes, it is. It's in large measure because both the voters and elected officials in Michigan and Florida feel so strongly about this. Senator Bill Nelson, of Florida, early on in the process actually sued because he thinks it's absurd on its face that 1.7 million Democrats who eventually voted would basically be disregarded, and I agree with him about that.
There you have summed up one of the key reasons Texas Democrats lost all their statewide elected officials, several Congressional seats, and a bunch of local offices during the 1990s. The Clinton administration and national party 50+1 strategy of focusing only on a few key states meant Texas was stiffed on money and organization in '92. '94, '96, and '98.
But this admission is a tactical disaster for Clinton, who is here asking for Texans' votes while admitting she would rather seat Michigan and Florida. It's nice to be loved, isn't it?
For those who don't know, Florida and Michigan broke DNC rules all the candidates had agreed to when they moved up their primaries. They were told before hand their delegates could not cast convention ballots for president. There were no campaigns there, and few if anyone but Clinton believes the votes come anywhere near reflecting voter preference. Seating them as is would be tantamount to awarding Clinton delegates who other candidates had no opportunity to pursue.