Death throes of a campaign can be ugly:
The Democratic National Committee is bracing itself for protests outside its Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting on Saturday in Washington, where the fates of the Florida and Michigan primaries could finally be decided.
Supporters of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton are organizing to march and then gather on the street outside the panel’s meeting, scheduled for Saturday morning at a hotel in Northwest Washington.
“They’re coming up on buses, they’re taking the train, they’re Metro-ing, they’re coming up with friends,” said Allida Black, a professor at George Washington University and an event organizer. “We’re trying to flood it.”
Really, though- I am told this is being done in the name of party unity. You know, you have to break a few eggs and all that.
Also, Lanny Davis informs us that this is Obama’s fault.
*** Update ***
Meanwhile, Lanny Davis informs us that Hillary supporters are pissed off at Obama because… he is winning:
1. Couldn’t resist waiting one day after Sen. Clinton won West Virginia by 41 points to announce John Edwards endorsement.
2. Couldn’t resist waiting to win majority of ALL delegates (not just pledged delegates) to do victory lap speech in Iowa the night Hillary won Kentucky by 36 points.
The horror an unmitigated all- attempting to control the news cycle, during an election? The bastards! Announcing he had won a majority of delegates? Unbelievable! What other grave insults are in store for us? I bet that bastard Obama even announces he accepts the nomination at the Convention in August! When will the slights end?
*** Update #2 ***
The Obama campaign will be staging a sort of “counter-event,” of sorts. They will be registering voters in Virginia, and have asked people to refrain from turning the Rules Committee meeting into a circus.
Which event do you think will do more good for the party?