In last night's post, I explained that what mattered was not so much the rules committee's decision, but the Clinton campaign's reaction to it. In particular, would the Clinton campaign accept it as legitimate?
Harold Ickes just answered the question -- no. He didn't just disagree with the proposed Michigan solution. He used inflammatory language like "hijacking" and all but accused the committee of acting illegally. There were a few cuss words thrown in too for good measure.
So there you go. The Clinton campaign will treat today's result as illegitimate. Its supporters will follow their lead. And the wounds will get deeper. Thanks Harold - heckuva job.
UPDATE: Via Ambinder:
7:03: Ickes: "Mrs. Clinton has reserved her right to take this to the credentials committee."
And there you have it.