The state party also has essentially ruled out holding another traditional primary election. It may cost up to $25-million, and the Republican-led Legislature would have to approve it by next week to meet the 90-day preparation period required by state law, Bubriski said.
Republican Gov. Charlie Crist said he would sign the bill, but he and House Speaker Marco Rubio have made clear the state won't pay for it.
And despite Nelson's insistence that the DNC foot the bill, it had less than $3-million in the bank at the start of the year.
"We can't afford to do that," Dean said Thursday on CBS's The Early Show. "That's not our problem. We need our money to win the presidential race."
Howlin' Howie apparently sums up the attitude of the Democrat leadership toward the concept of letting every vote count. It's fine as long as it doesn't interfere with winning.The story goes on to talk about a vote by mail campaign that would have a number of hurdles to negotiate, not the least of which is the price tag in the neighborhood of $6 million.
I wonder who will be in charge of tabulating the results?