Here's what CNN's Candy Crowley said about what the party thinking is about the Florida mess:
I think one of the things is, if you listen to the party leaders, many of them at this point are saying, no matter what happens, we cannot seat delegates from Florida and Michigan that change the results in a way that turn them over.Did you get that? Florida and Michigan will only count if one candidate is so far ahead either way that they won't make any difference.
So, in other words, if they go into this convention -- which I think is highly unlikely -- and we still don't have a nominee, I think they will find some way to work this out. But if -- let's say they go to the convention in Denver, there still isn't a nominee, there's just no way they are going to seat Florida and Michigan in a way that would change the results by -- from whoever is leading.
Will someone explain to me the difference between that and not seating the delegates at all? If you stick to 'the rules' and don't seat them at all, at least you have the cover of consistency. But only allowing the delegates in if they don't matter?