Hillary Clinton played a nasty game tonight. She ambushed Barack Obama in Florida. How so? There was no open competition.
The Democratic National Committee chose not to recognize the Florida Primary because Florida chose to move the date of the Primary. The candidates had agreed not to campaign in Florida and to not accept any delegates from Florida.
Hillary Clinton technically followed the rules. But the wheels of her plane touched down in Florida as the polls closed. Ms. Clinton held a big victory rally and garnered national media attention – she was on all of the Cable News Channels.
This was an ambush. Ms. Clinton portrayed herself as the victor in a State where there was no race. And it worked. The Cable News Networks acknowledged, as they covered her victory rally, that she was unjustly getting national attention.
Never underestimate the Clinton campaign. And never underestimate their ability to manipulate the news.