An article in the New York Times talks about big money donors asking for donations back from the DNC, due to the dispute over Michigan and Florida. Here is a look at one of those donors:
Pushing to seat the Florida delegates, at least one top Clinton fund-raiser, Paul Cejas, a Miami businessman who has given the Democratic National Committee $63,500 since 2003, has demanded Democratic officials return his 2007 contribution of $28,500, which they have agreed to do.
“If you’re not going to count my vote, I’m not going to give you my money,” said Mr. Cejas, who was the United States ambassador to Belgium from 1998 to 2001.
It amazes me that the decision to unseat the delegates in Florida and Michigan happened almost a year ago and NOW these people are mad. Why the hell didn’t they speak up before? If you look at Mr. Cejas, it appears he is close to the Clintons. I really doubt any donor becomes ambassador to Belgium.
I will give Howard Dean credit on his handling of this. He has really stuck to his guns. He told Florida and Michigan if they submit a new delegate selection plan, then they can be seated. It’s the bureaucracy on the state level, and through the candidates, that is preventing this.
What we really need is a national primary. Primaries for both parties are held on the same day and the nominees are decided then. That or do away with primaries all together and go to a run-off ballot for the general election. Something definitely needs to change.