Florida Democratic primary – let’s try it again

Florida’s Republican Governor Charlie Crist told Wolf Blitzer that he would support a move to hold another Florida Democratic primary. Another shot at the “brass ring” would seemingly benefit for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton; however, it would be a further boost to the high-flying campaign of Senator Barack Obama.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Florida’s Republican governor, Charlie Crist, tells me he’s ready to let the Democrats hold another primary in his state if necessary to allow Florida delegates have a say at the Democratic Convention in Denver at the end of the summer. Right now, the Democratic National Committee has prohibited Florida from seating those delegates because the state moved up its primary against party rules. (The same is true for the Democrats in Michigan.)

But now, Crist says he would be ready to let the state organize another round of voting for the Democrats if that’s what they want and need. That is significant because state primaries are paid for by the taxpayers; state caucuses, which had been suggested by some Democrats as a compromise solution that would allow the state’s delegates to be seated, are paid for by the parties.

Obama would not only benefit from another clear primary victory, but this campaign would be a boost in the general election. Obama would have a chance to showcase his inspiring rhetoric and present his plans as President of the United States as Florida will be a key state in the battle for the White House.

The whole question of seating the Florida and Michigan delegates, of course, would become moot if Hillary Clinton were to drop out of the race. But if she does well Tuesday in Rhode Island, Vermont, Ohio and Texas, the race will continue to Pennsylvania on April 22 and maybe even longer – perhaps all the way to the convention in Denver.

Again, if Obama sweeps “Junior Super Tuesday” on March 4th, he will become the presumptive Democratic nominee. Reading on Walden Bookstore.

Bill Foster for Congress, a great chance to take the former Speaker’s House seat

On Saturday, March 8th, the voters in the 14th Congressional District will be electing a new representative to replace former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who resigned his seat last year.

Bill Foster, businessman and scientist, will be challenging perennial Republican candidate Jim Oberweis for the seat vacated by Hasert in the 14th.

We strongly recommend Bill Foster in this special election where the winner will immediately be seated in Congress. This will mean that the Democrats will gain one more seat in Congress. For those that reside in the 14th please vote for Foster. If you do not reside in the 14th, you can donate to the campaign, or you can volunteer your time and energy for this great cause.

The opportunities abound this year in Illinois with several long-time Republican seats with a good chance of turning Democratic. The Democrats have an opportunity to capture seats in the 6th, 10th and the 11th Congressional Districts. More about those races later. Reading on Walden Bookstore.