On a conference call just now, Obama staffers just commented on the prospect of protesters at Saturday’s DNC Rules Committee meeting: “We don’t think this should turn into a spectacle.” They also characterized the proposition of seating half of Michigan and Florida as “more than generous” and a “concession” — though they, obviously, aren’t actually the ones with the authority to grant such things.
Speaking of conference calls. I wound up at the vet again this morning (the pooch is fine. just a minor skin allergy, turns out), so was also unable to listen in on the HRC call earlier. However, CSPAN recently started archiving these calls more comprehensively, so eventualy it will probably show up here.