Stabenow May Change Her Mind

By: John Tramontana Email
By: John Tramontana Email

With a tight race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Senator Debbie Stabenow hasn't ruled out casting her super delegate vote for Obama.

"It's very important that we look at the popular vote," she said. "We have to look at who's gotten the majority of the votes around the country and it's important to respect that."

Those votes could be for Obama, who won his tenth straight contest on Tuesday. Stabenow had pledged to vote for Clinton but she may not have a chance to vote for anyone.

She's one of Michigan's 28 super delegates who were stripped by the Democratic National Committee...a punishment for Michigan holding its primary too early. Still, Stabenow believes they will be seated by this summer's convention.

"I think something will be worked out."

Governor Granholm agrees and believes those delegates will be seated. Michigan's Democratic Party is working to make sure that happens. A democratic party spokesman told us by phone, all options are being explored at this point, including the possibility of a new caucus.

But Stabenow fears that would cost too much money and may not even make a a difference in who's nominated.

"I think it's going to move in a way that will become clear who has the majority of pledged delegates and i personally don't think it's going to go to the convention."

But if Senator Clinton has her way, those votes will go to her.

"I think that the people of Michigan and Florida spoke in a very convincing way that they want their voices and their votes to be heard."

When and if those voices will be heard may not be known for another few months. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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