Obama to Fans: Don't Protest Rules Meeting

Campaign stays with unity message on Mich./Fla. decision
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2008 12:28 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., holds a discussion on protecting home ownership at the College of Southern Nevada in North Las Vegas, Nev., Tuesday, May 27, 2008.    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama is urging supporters not to demonstrate at Saturday’s meeting of the Democrats' rules committee, hoping to keep the event from becoming a cable-news circus, the Hill reports. Clinton supporters have pledged to gather outside the meeting, where party bigs will decide whether, and how many Florida and Michigan delegates are seated at the convention in August.

“We look forward to the meeting proceeding smoothly,” reads an Obama campaign memo. “We’re asking our supporters not to show up to demonstrate, passionately as they feel about this campaign.” Inside the meeting is sure to be packed. Seats were snapped up within a minute of going online, according to the DNC’s website.