Say No To Michigan
The Michigan Democratic ballot is a sham that was rigged by Hillary Rodham Clinton, her husband and her supporters to give the nation the impression that she’s the leading candidate in Michigan, an angry former Sen. Don Riegle said Monday. [....] “What happened in Michigan is not very different from what used to happen in the old Soviet Union,” Riegle said. “The Clinton machine manipulated the ballot. They don’t care how they win, only that they do. It’s wrong and people need to know that.”
Riegle's always been an embarrassment and it's interesting to see him come out of retirement to remind us.
Here's what happened and it couldn't be simpler. Michigan, tired of its primary not mattering, scheduled it earlier, breaking party rules. As punishment, the national Dems (childishly, in my opinion) decided not to count the delegates chosen in the vote.
This was the perfect opening for two of the three main candidates, who knew they were in for a tough race against the front-runner, to costlessly wimp out and not run. (They could even pretend what they're doing is noble.) If anyone "manipulated" the ballot, it was Edwards and Obama.