I followed up with Clinton campaign finance chair Hassan Nemazee about that summit of big Clinton and Obama donors last night, and he told me that there was a bit of an epilogue to the spirited exchange he had with DNC chairman Howard Dean.
“He did call me,” Nemazee said. “We did have a lengthy and a productive and constructive conversation regarding the issues that I had raised and the role that he could and hopefully will play in resolving the Florida and Michigan issue.”
Nemazee said that he told Dean, “It is unrealistic to believe that the Clinton and Obama campaigns are going to come by themselves to a resolution on this matter. They are either unwilling to do so or incapable of doing so. There is a real desire on the party’s part for this to be resolved. You as the chair, have to take a leadership role. And he recognized that.”
Stacie Paxton, a DNC spokeswoman, confirmed that the call took place and said that it was a positive conversation.
Referring to Dean, she said, “He’s been working to seat Michigan and Florida delegates and will continue to do so.”