I'm sad about that, but I can and will get over it, move on and support Mr. Obama.
What I can not, will not get over is the fact that my vote is not going to count in this nominating process. What I can not, will not get over is the fact that I, an American citizen, a GOOD American, if you will, am being punished because those around me (meaning Tallahassee) can not read, understand, follow the rules. It feels like 3rd grade again when Susie Smith was chewing gum and the entire class had to write, "I will not chew gum in school.*" I didn't do anything wrong, why am I being punished?
The part of the article that really, to put it delicately, chaps my ass is this one:
The Associated Press interviewed a third of the panel members and several other
Democrats involved in the negotiations and found widespread agreement that the
states must be punished for stepping out of line. If not, many members say,
other states will do the same thing in four years.
"THE STATES MUST BE PUNISHED FOR STEPPING OUT OF LINE."
Who is the DNC punishing? Florida? Michigan? Are they slapping them on the wrist? No, they are punishing ME by not counting my vote.
I know I have blogged on this before. I may again before the general election. I never heard from Howard Dean; he doesn't answer his email apparently.
I think I have run out of steam.
*Ok, that never reallyl happened.