5.30.2008

Reid & Pelosi: It's over, Obama won, no convention fight

Harry Reid key quotes via The Jed Report:

"There's not going to be a fight at the convention...we are all going to urge our folks to next week make a decision very quickly. Simple math indicates that next Tuesday...Obama will probably have the necessary number."

{snip]

"I don't lament this campaign taking as long as it has, but it's time it ended. ...By this time next week, it will all be over give or take a day."

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According to the LA Times & SF Chronicle, Reid & Pelosi and now in sync.

The primary will end next week (LA Times):
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton is coming under growing pressure from Democratic Party leaders and elected officials to quit the race, while some of her own supporters seem reluctant to rally behind her strategy for salvaging her presidential ambitions.

Intervening in the primary fight, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are sending public and private messages to superdelegates urging them to make a choice once primary voting ends Tuesday.

..."We're going to urge folks to make a decision quickly -- next week," Reid said in an interview with a radio program in his state of Nevada. "We agree there won't be a fight at the convention."
Pelosi won't allow convention fight, Pelosi won't allow convention fight (SF Chronicle):
Pelosi predicted Wednesday that a presidential nominee will emerge in the week after the final Democratic primaries on June 3, but she said "I will step in" if there is no resolution by late June regarding the seating of delegates from Florida and Michigan, the two states that defied party rules by holding early primaries.

"Because we cannot take this fight to the convention," she said. "It must be over before then."

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She said the party committee will come up with a formula that is "fair and accepted by both campaigns," perhaps allowing the states 50 percent of their delegates. But "if the resolution is not appropriate, then it remains for the (Democratic National Convention) credentials committee to resolve it," she said. Then, "it will have to happen by the end of June" or she will intervene, she said.
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Cross posted at TPM

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