Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Obama, Edwards, Richardson withdraw from MI primary

Well. What to do now.

Speculation that they would lose to Hillary anyway, so they split.

Two of three leading Democratic presidential nominees have removed their names from the Jan. 15 Michigan presidential primary.

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama and former Sen. John Edwards both filed paperwork to have their names withdrawn minutes ago with the Michigan Secretary of State's office.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson sent a letter yesterday, also asking to be taken off the list.

Today is the deadline for candidates to have their names removed.

Will Hillary join them? The clock is ticking.

Debbie Dingell throws a fit.

I'm livid," said Debbie Dingell, a Democratic national committeewoman and wife of U.S. Rep. John Dingell. "What they don't realize is they're not running for president of Iowa, they're running for president of the United States."

National and state Democrats need to fix this. Or is it too late?

Stay tuned...

UPDATE: Count Biden out too. (Not sure who was counting him in - no offense to the Joe Biden Fan Club)

UPDATE 2: Deal Hillary in- and, oh my, won't that conspiracy talk start flying now.

"It's unnecessary" to remove her name from the ballot, spokesman Mo Elleithee said, because she has already signed a pledge not to campaign in Michigan or other states violating the national party's scheduling rules.

Let the games begin!