In the race for the Democratic nomination, Obama wants to win, and if that means disenfranchising voters, he's all for it. Barack Obama always talks about how people are the engine of change, that people are the most important; yet for Obama, the people are just a means to be used or ignored.
Because a few of Michigan's state democrats moved up their primary, the Democratic National Convention punished the whole state and stripped Michigan of its delegates. Now as the Democratic Nomination is so close and the fact that Michigan's voice needs to be heard, the Democratic Party and Michigan are trying to find a solution agreeable to all.
Holding a revote seems like the most fair situation, as structuring it in a primary fashion was what was decided before the race began. It also gives both candidates an equal chance to campaign and battle it out. Yet Barack Obama doesn't want this, indeed he doesn't even want Michigan's voice heard.
The Baltimore Sun reported that Michigan Democratic Chairman Mark Brewer said that in response to the possibility of reholding a fair and legitimate primary in Michigan:
Obama's campaign balked, according to Michigan Democratic Chairman Mark Brewer, who told the Free Press: "That's what I've been told by his campaign, but it's not my place to inquire about motivations."Now the motivation behind Obama rejecting Michigan's shot of Democratic representation is that Hillary has a good chance there. So instead of actually fighting for the state and having the voters heard, Obama wants the whole state ignored. One can only imagine this Obama strategy in a general election.
But as it is Michigan has vast implications for the race to be President. In a general election, Michigan is one of the few swing-states, that means that to win the Presidential Office Democrats need to win it. So if Barack Obama wants to be President he has do everything possible to motivate that state's Democrats. Telling those Democrats that their votes don't matter is not a good way to do that. Obama in completely voiding Michigan's Democrats is effectively diminishing the Democratic Party's chances at the White House.
Some may question Obama's strategy because of it affecting the Democratic Party's Presidential hopes, yet for me, losing the Presidency is nothing compared to telling a whole state its voters are worthless, especially when your whole race has been based around the people.
Any politician, in any country, who disregards and actually doesn't want the voices of people heard is a disgrace, and shouldn't hold a public office of any kind.