RESPONSE TO FLORIDA DEMOCRATS' DECISION TO GO WITH JANUARY 29 PRIMARY
"The DNC will enforce the rules as passed by its 447 members in August 2006. Until the Florida State Democratic Party formally submits its plan and we've had the opportunity to review that submission, we will not speculate further."
--- Official Democratic National Committee statement Monday
"Their primary essentially won't count...Florida has essentially converted their primary to a straw poll...Anybody who campaigns in Florida is ineligible for Florida delegates"
--- Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, speaking after a meeting of "Primary Defenders" in New Hampshire
"This could be a total mess unless we find a way out of this, a compromise."
--- U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D - FL)
"I'm going to compete everywhere in America"
--- Former U.S. Senator and current Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards leaving a fundraising event Monday night in Miami, implying that the possibility of sanctions by the DNC would not prevent him from campaigning in Florida
"Q wonders if the same rule will apply to the DNC raising money in Florida."
--- Palm Beach Post political writer Brian E. Crowley, writing in the newspaper's political blog Q this morning
"I still like my plan a lot better"--- Interstate4Jamming blog author Robert C.