US Democrats in Florida quandary
There are dark clouds looming over the Democratic Party in the Sunshine State.
After Florida's drawn out re-count in 2000, which brought the US presidential election to its messy conclusion, the state once again finds itself in controversial electoral waters.
The difference this time, is that it is not Democrat versus Republican, but Democrat versus Democrat..........................................
Risk of defection
Lia Gaines is one of those disgruntled Democrats. A Barack Obama supporter from Palm Beach County, she usually works to mobilise young voters.
"I'll consider Ralph Nader or John McCain," she says, "sometimes you've got to make a stand as a matter of conscience".Whoever is to blame, that kind of reply is bound to concern Democratic party leaders. In John McCain, the Republicans have a candidate who appeals to many independents and moderate Democrats
The Democratic National Committee says that rules are rules. Its chairman, Howard Dean, is calling on the candidates and the offending states to come up with a suitable compromise.
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