It turns out that not only did Obama break the rules against campaigning in Florida by running television ads, but he also spoke with reporters after a fund raiser in the state last September, a clear violation of the agreement that all democrats signed vowing not to campaign in the state.
Despite this, Obama has criticized Hillary for claiming victory in the state, which she won by a massive majority, saying it was nothing more than a beauty contest, whatever that means. The Obama camp has also criticized her for declaring she will do what she can to be sure the delegates are seated. This is interesting in light of what he said to reporters in September…
“Barack Obama hinted during a Tampa fundraiser Sunday that if he’s the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, he’ll seat a Florida delegation at the party’s national convention, despite national party sanctions prohibiting it.
He didn’t say it outright, but came close, according to local Obama campaign leaders Frank Sanchez and Tom Scarritt, both involved in organizing the fundraiser.
Obama was asked during the event about making sure Floridians have a role in the nomination, despite the DNC sanctions and the pledge. He responded “do what’s right by Florida voters,” Scarritt said.
Obama also appeared to violate a pledge he and the other leading candidates took not to campaign in Florida before the primary.
After the fundraiser at Scarritt’s Hyde Park home, Obama crossed the street to take half a dozen questions from reporters waiting there.
Obama seemed unaware of that. Asked whether he was violating the pledge, he said, “I was just doing you guys a favor. … If that’s the case, then we won’t do it again.”
Hmm, what’s right by voters? Since when did he care about that. From what he’s said lately it looks like he thinks disenfranchisement based on not having voted for him is just fine by voters.