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Is Obama like Karl Rove, Katherine Harris?



Ana Cruz, a Tampa-based Democratic consultant and Hillary Clinton backer, is accusing Barack Obama of downplaying Florida's primary.

She writes: "The campaign of Senator Barack Obama issued a statement yesterday saying, "neither the Florida or Michigan primaries are playing any role in deciding the Democratic nominee". Senator Obama, the last person to disenfranchise Florida Democratic voters was George Bush. Although you say you support "Change", what you are saying to Florida Democrats is "More of the same". Senator Obama cleverly tries but the blame for this on the DNC. But he well knows, it is the convention delegates themselves who decide who gets seated at the convention. And several of those delegates will be pledged to Barack Obama. Senator Obama needs to drop the political games here and talk straight to Florida Democrats before we vote.

Senator Obama, will you instruct your delegates in Denver to seat the delegation from Florida, or will you join Karl Rove and Katherine Harris in making sure that our votes don't count?"

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:16pm]


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