The Washington Times - January 25, 2008, 12:18PM
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Statement by Senator Hillary Clinton on the Seating of Delegates at the Democratic National Convention \

\ “I hear all the time from people in Florida and Michigan that they want their voices heard in selecting the Democratic nominee.\

\ “I believe our nominee will need the enthusiastic support of Democrats in these states to win the general election, and so I will ask my Democratic convention delegates to support seating the delegations from Florida and Michigan. I know not all of my delegates will do so and I fully respect that decision. But I hope to be President of all 50 states and U.S. territories, and that we have all 50 states represented and counted at the Democratic convention.\

\ “I hope my fellow potential nominees will join me in this.\

\ “I will of course be following the no-campaigning pledge that I signed, and expect others will as well.”

\ \ \ I’m waiting for an Obama event to start. We’ll see if he has anything to say about this given the Florida fights that have been playing out in recent days.\ \ \ UPDATE, 12:30 p.m.: Obama adviser David Axelrod responded a moment ago, calling the Clinton statement “almost breathtaking.”\ \ \ “It’s classic bait-and-switch. She assured the early states she would honor” party rules, “then breaks her word,” he said.\ \ \ Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter, The Washington Times