Florida’s Democrats ruled out a re-vote on Monday and seems officially stymied as to how to solve its delegate mess. (Can it really be that hard?) So for now, Hillary Clinton has a procedural issue, but not delegates to carry with her as long as she wants to fight for the nominination. If the votes cast in January were counted, Clinton would have picked up 105 delegates to 67 for Barack Obama.
On one hand, this seems like a blow to her comeback strategy. Without those Florida delegates her task of catching Obama in the delegate count becomes that much harder. But now she has a grievance, a reason to challenge that delegate total.
So we can add this to the list of reasons why Clinton will not give up. Why shouldn’t she trudge on, try to close the current delegate gap (once it is less than 38, the Florida margin, she declares a “tie”), turn up the heat on the DNC, bloody Obama with the argument that the ” Great Unifier” is really “disenfranchising voters” and hope that no one has the stomach to exclude Florida delegates from the convention? After all, there is a rich tradition of Democrats crying foul over Florida.