Four key Michigan Democrats have been discussing with the Clinton and Obama campaigns a plan to hold a do-over primary in the state of Michigan on June 3. The four Democrats include Sen. Carl Levin, Rep. Carol Cheeks Kilpatrick, the president of the United Auto Workers, and a member of the Democratic National Committee.
Geraldine Ferraro sent a letter to Hillary Clinton this afternoon informing her that she was stepping down from her post on Clinton's finance committee. "I am stepping down from your finance committee so I can speak for myself and you can continue to speak for yourself about what is at stake in this campaign," Ferraro wrote.
Even though the media is using terms like "shocking" and "bombshell" to describe the revelations that Democratic Gov. Eliot Spitzer had used the services of a high end prostitution ring, it isn't really much of a surprise that another powerful politician is caught up in a sex scandal. In my mind, Spitzer's anti-crime crusader rhetoric is no different than Sen. Larry Craig being vehemently anti-gay, or Sen. David Vitter being a staunch public defender of marriage and family values all the while cheating on his wife with prostitutes.
On Thursday DNC Chair Howard Dean made all the rounds on the cable news networks and morning talk shows suggesting that it may be possible to hold "do-over" primaries in Michigan and Florida. Both states decided to violate Democratic Party rules and hold their contests before the allowed date of February 2.