Clinton Camp Rejects New Michigan Plan

Blogger: she's not going to see a better offer than this
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2008 8:51 PM CDT
Clinton Camp Rejects New Michigan Plan
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Hillary Clinton today rejected the latest plan for seating Michigan’s rogue delegates, Talking Points Memo reports. A campaign rep wrote of the scheme settled on by state Dems that would award Clinton 69 delegates to Obama’s 59: “This proposal does not honor the 600,000 votes that were cast. Those votes must be counted.” January's extra-legal vote netted her 73 conventioneers to 55 for “uncommitted.”

Chris Bowers responds on Open Left, saying that whether Clinton likes it or not, the Michigan scenario is probably “pretty close to the exact plan that will pass.” So many high-powered brokers are behind the new numbers that it’s “extremely unlikely” Hillary will get a better deal than this one. The problem for the former first lady is that once the plan passes, the distance between here and the finish line shrinks further. (More Michigan stories.)

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