Alloting delegates should be done, for a lot of very obvious reasons. 2008 proved this, and we as a society should demand this and various similar actions in similar situations on both the state and federal level. Why this is not obvious is beyond any decent common sense and truth.
Yes, the delegates from Michigan and Florida should count in the 2008 U.S. elections. It is unfair to allow certain states to have more sway in a national election, simply because tradition allows certain states to have more influence. Each state should be allowed to make their own rules in a way that they believe their voice is heard in the election.