Ezra Klein flags an email from Hillary Clinton claiming that "It is a bedrock American principle: we are all equal in the voting booth... But millions of people in Florida and Michigan who went to the polls aren't being heard." This statement echoes her husband's claim that Obama has "this new strategy of denying and disempowering and disenfranchising the voters in Florida and Michigan."
This argument infuriates me. Even if we set aside the obvious hypocrisy in Clinton's changing positions on the two states, there's just no way to argue that Democratic primary voters in Florida and Michigan went into the voting booth as equals to their counterparts in other states. Why? Because they didn't have a real choice -- they had already been disenfranchised. As I wrote back in February, Florida and Michigan voters never had the opportunity to evaluate the candidates because there wasn't a real campaign in either state. Michigan voters didn't even get the option to vote for Obama. Under those circumstances, Hillary Clinton will win every time.