Friday, March 7, 2008
On Doing it Over
There is such clamor for a do-over in the Florida and Michigan primaries because the Democratic race is closer and more vitriolic than anyone anticipated, and it is advantageous for the Republicans to encourage Democratic cannibalism. However, so much of this is inside baseball and for most voters it is hard to care as much as the candidates and the political machinery. In a previous post I proposed that in the spirit of bi-partisanship John McCain should also engage in do-over primary vote in Florida and Michigan so that disenfranchised Republicans could have another opportunity to be heard. I doubt that Florida Governor Charlie Crist would be as supportive if McCain would also be required to participate. The point is: Do-Overs are for the losers. I know this because the loser always wants a do-over. Give it up Florida. Give it up Michigan. Give it up Hilary. Florida and Michigan are history and rules of the game have been set. There is no crying in baseball and there are no do-overs in politics.