So, remember how earlier in the year when we held a primary, but on the Democratic side it didn't really count? Well now President-elect Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe, is saying what a lot of people were thinking: If the Florida primary would have been an actual primary, Hillary Clinton would probably be President-elect right now ... or maybe the losing candidate, but certainly not just stuck with some dumb consolation prize at Foggy Bottom.
So, when Hillary uses her power as secretary of state to sell us to Cuba, don't be surprised.
Obama gained a lot of momentum thanks to his South Carolina victory,
but would have almost certainly lost Florida three days later even if
it were a real race, and Plouffe says, "We might not have been the nominee."
Of course Florida did count, if only half, on the Republican side,
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and John McCain's victory there propelled him into front-runner status
to decide who would lose to either Obama or Clinton in November.