May 21, 2008
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DAVID AXELROD SAYS
OBAMA “WILLING TO GO MORE THAN HALF WAY”
ON COMPROMISE OVER FLORIDA AND MICHIGAN DELEGATES
ON NPR NEWS ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 21

AXELROD TELLS NPR: “THAT MAY INCLUDE US YIELDING MORE DELEGATES THAN PERHAPS WE WOULD HAVE.”

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May 21, 2008; Washington, D.C. – David Axelrod, chief strategist to Senator Barack Obama, tells NPR’s Michele Norris in an interview airing on All Things Considered that, when it comes to the seating of Florida and Michigan delegates: “We are open to compromise. We are willing to go more than half way. We’re willing to work to make sure that we can achieve a compromise. And I guess the question is: is Senator Clinton’s campaign willing to do the same?”

Axelrod continues: “Well, obviously, any compromise is going to involve some give, and that means if there’s something on the table, we’re willing to consider it. That may include us yielding more delegates than perhaps we would have, simply on the basis of the rules.”

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