If anything, I think Obama's team very adroitly deflected Clinton's efforts to get Michigan and Florida back into play. I thought Clinton would be able to force one or both revotes and Obama deflected both. He is certainly ready to play hardball politics if he can hang with and beat the Clintons.
But that may cost him in the general election if he is the nominee.
The repubs will jump all over the fact that Obama wouldnt let the voters in Fl and Mi have a voice in who their candidate is.
If even a small % of Dems in MI and FL sit at home in November, it could cost the Dems the election.
HillyBilly understood this from the beginning.
There is NO way that the National party won't seat the MI and FL delegates.
Hilly sandbagged Obama and the rest of the Dem slate by breaking the pledge that she and all Dems signed, and leaving her name of the MI ballot.
And she immediately started talking about how the votes should count. MI voters won't forget who was more vocal in supporting their state's right to hold it's primary when it wished to.
A revote is not want Hilly wants or needs. She needs to go into the convention standing AGAINST disenfranchisement, so that she can portray Obama as FOR it.
If Obama had agreed to a revote, it would've been disastrous for her. The PR this way is much better and will get her many more votes at the convention when the delegations are seated. And they will be.