Here’s the story. Chuck Todd, neutral observer that he is, Tweeted that it seems highly suspicious. Dan Gainor Tweets that the Romneyites look like “a bunch of crooks.” Matt Lewis: “seems sketchy.” Ohio Sec of State and former US Sen Mike DeWine, now for Santorum, formerly committed to Romney, sasys Romney team “will do anything and say anything,” and blasts the move.
A former Michigan state AG WHO SUPPORTS ROMNEY, Mike Cox, also blasts the stealing of the delegate…. Gen’l COunsel of Mich GOP who actually writes the rules also opposed the theft…..
If Romney team has ANY integrity, AND any PR sense, they will ask the Mich Party to recant and go back to the former understanding. A single delegate isn’t worth dirty pool like this, and isn’t worth the PR black eye that should attach to those who use such strong-arm, insider tactics…..
Dave Weigel jokes that we should call this scandal “Dele-Gate.” Great line!
Santorum team says it has already sent a document to the RNC protesting this change….
“We think this speaks more to the [unfairness of] the actions themselves than to the delegate itself,” says a Santorum guy (a Sec of State, although I’m not sure from which state)…..
…. MORE LATER