Michigan and Florida are the foster children of the electoral process. They ran away from their natural home on the primary calendar, only to shack up on a new date that nobody paid any attention to. They got their delegates stripped as punishment for running away in the first place, and for a month their original parents–the DNC–forgot they existed. Feeling slighted, they complained as loudly as they could, but they were drowned out by the steady rain of news coming from the lead-up to Super Tuesday. Now everybody feels bad for shunning them, and they’re trying to play catch-up by either paying reparations or staging a
If a tie is like kissing your sister, then Barack Obama might be kissing Hillary Clinton pretty soon.