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The Democratic Party -- a house divided?

   WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Party Saturday solved the dilemma of the rogue delegates from
Michigan and Florida by splitting them -- and maybe the party -- in half.

   By granting those delegates -- chosen in rule-breaking early primaries -- half a vote each, and by awarding Obama delegates for those who voted "uncommitted" in Michigan, the party's Rules and Bylaws Committee made the Barack Obama campaign happy.

   But supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton  were outraged.

   "How can you call yourselves Democrats if you don't count the vote?" one man shouted before being escorted out by security. "This is not the Democratic Party!"

   Well, what do you think? What will that guy do this November -- vote for Obama, vote for Republican John McCain, or sit at home?

   And what will it all mean for Obama's chances to become president?

  -- Jerry Zremski

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Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

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Tom Precious

Tom Precious

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Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

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Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

@JerryZremski | jzremski@buffnews.com

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