Vic DiMaio on Obama's chances in Florida listen06/20/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
Earlier this year, DiMaio sued the Democratic National Committee for stripping the state of its delegates to its National Convention.
Although he insisted he was neutral in the Democratic Primary, it was mainly Hillary Clinton supporters who seized on the delegate problem, and insisted that that the DNC recognize all of Florida’s delegates.
Last month, the DNC’s Rules and By-Laws Committee settled for a compromise, restoring all of the delegates, but giving them only half a vote, which was the same penalty the Republican National Committee gave to Florida Republicans for moving the primary date up until January, a violation of both national party's rules.
In the first of a two-part interview, WMNF spoke with Vic DiMaio today about Obama’s contest in Florida against John McCain. Three polls came out this week, two showing Obama leading in Florida for the first time; another, Rasmussen, showed McCain on top – and showed him doing better if you included McCain’s call for the end of a federal moratorium on offshore oil drilling.
Hear the second part of our interview with DiMaio next week on the Evening News.