Michigan Dem Compares Clinton Machine to Soviet Union

Jonah Goldberg must be on to something.

An article earlier today said that Red State democrats are souring to Hillary.
Now, there’s this…

The Clinton machine reminds one Michigan Democrat of the former Soviet Union.

Former Democratic Senator Don Riegle compared the Clinton machine to the Soviet Union today.
The Detroit Free Press reported:

The Michigan Democratic ballot is a sham that was rigged by Hillary Rodham Clinton, her husband and her supporters to give the nation the impression that she’s the leading candidate in Michigan, an angry former Sen. Don Riegle said Monday.

Riegle appeared at a rally in Detroit today to encourage would-be supporters of Barack Obama and John Edwards to vote uncommitted in Tuesday’s primary. Riegle said he supports one of the two, but wouldn’t say which.

“What happened in Michigan is not very different from what used to happen in the old Soviet Union,” Riegle said. “The Clinton machine manipulated the ballot. They don’t care how they win, only that they do. It’s wrong and people need to know that.”

Riegle said the Democratic candidates had an understanding, after Michigan defied the party and tried to become the first state to hold a primary, that none of them would compete in Michigan. Obama and Edwards honored the agreement, but Clinton did not and put her name on the ballot, he said.

“People should not permit the Clintons—both Bill and Hillary—to have an unfair advantage in Michigan,” said Riegle.

More… The New Editor has an interesting bit of history on Barak Obama from his Illinois elections.

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