"Why Floridians Get No Votes"
Ezra Klein takes a look at Hillary Clinton’s complete and utter assent to the “Florida doesn’t count” principle until her recent ex post facto efforts at a backtrack. Money quote from HRC’s campaign manager commenting at the time on the DNC’s decision to strip Florida of its delegates:
We believe Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina play a unique and special role in the nominating process, and we believe the DNC’s rules and its calendar provide the necessary structure to respect and honor that role.
Trying to wriggle out of that sort of thing at this point is just lame. The rules are arbitrary and unfair to tons of people in tons of states across this great nation of ours, but Clinton agreed to play by them and that’s all anyone’s asking her to do now.