Obama doesn't. What tepid Obama supporter BTD said:
In today's top story in The Miami Herald:
Asked by The Herald why he doesn't just concede Florida to Clinton since he's so close to the nomination, Obama didn't answer directly. ... "The DNC has a decision to make and we're not in the way." Pressed on why he doesn't use his influence to grant Clinton the extra Florida delegates and end the dispute, he said he doesn't control the DNC. "The delegates aren't mine to give," he said.
There is an old saying - "Lead, follow or get out of the way." It seems clear now that on the question of Florida and Michigan, Obama has chosen to get out of the way.
Well, heck. It's only about making sure that millions of voters in two states we've got to have in the general have some fucking influence over the outcome of the race that may determine their President.
And hey! I've got an idea! Obama? Hey, Obama! Down here! O-b-a-a-a-a-m-a! Way down here! Why not -- just like your OFB told us over and over again that you would do on issues like, oh, universal health care -- get all the parties to sit down around the big table, and use your mad negotiation skillz to work out the problem. Would that be so hard? I sure hope not, because the issues get a lot harder when you get to be the
Passive aggressive, much?
Find it hard to do more than collect money, give speeches, look cool and collected, and look on while your team throws people under the wheels of the Hopey Express and smears your opponents?
C'mon, guy. Leaders lead.
Legitimate ones, anyhow.