Remember that little controversy about seating the Florida and Michigan delegates? This is how it was Covered back in March:
Clinton, who won unsanctioned contests in both states, said the results should be honored or new votes held. Obama said he abided by party rules in skipping the two contests and questioned Clinton’s call now for counting them. The two states were stripped of their delegates in a dispute with the national party, but held the contests won by Clinton anyway even though no candidates campaigned there and Obama was not even on the ballot in Michigan. “The Clinton campaign seems to want to make up rules as they go along on this issue,” Obama said. He said he would work with the national party to find a solution.
Seems not that he has everything locked up for the nomination, the Jr Senator from Illinois wants to make nice with Florida and Michigan…so he has changed his mind and now wants them seated:
Obama: Reinstate Florida, Michigan delegate votesLooking to build Democratic unity, Barack Obama has called for restoration of full voting rights for convention delegates from the key swing states of Florida and Michigan, which flouted party rules by holding their primary elections too early. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who ran a close second to Obama in the party’s nomination process, won both states and had argued unsuccessfully that delegates she captured in those contests should be counted in her favor. The delegates were each awarded a half vote each in a compromise reached during a contentious Democratic party meeting in May. Obama secured the necessary number of delegates shortly afterward, and Clinton suspended her campaign and threw her support to her first-term Senate colleague. Obama had opposed full votes for those delegates until now, with the party’s national convention less than a month distant and his nomination as its presidential candidate all but certain. “We must be and will be united in our determination to change the course of our nation. To that end, Democrats in Florida and Michigan must know that they are full partners and colleagues in our historic mission to reshape Washington and lead our country in a new direction,” Obama said in a letter to the party credentials committee that was distributed to reporters Sunday by his campaign.