August 14, 2008

Hillary's name in Nomination

It's being reported that the Senators Clinton and Obama campaigns have struck a deal where Senator Clinton's name will be placed in nomination for President next week:

"Both sides agree that it is in the best interest of party unity and making sure that everyone's voice and vote is honored to make sure her name is put into nomination," a person close the negotiations said. "It's to honor everyone who worked so hard on both sides."

This is meant to ease the hurt feelings of the Clinton supporters... but it sure sounds like a dangerous move for the Obama camp... I mean, once someone else is nominated... anything can happen...

Some details are still being worked out, but Clinton's name will be put into nomination at the Denver convention on Wednesday. That will be one day after Clinton addresses the convention.

"This truly was a joint decision," according to the Clinton source. "This wasn't something she was itching for, looking for. But so many of her supporters said it was important to them. And the Obama people got how important it was to smooth over any tensions and that it was the right thing to do."

What also hasn't been settled yet is who will nominate Clinton and whether she will stand up with the New York delegation when they are called on.

What has been settled, however, is that after both Clinton and Obama names are placed into nomination there will be a roll call vote.

What has also been hashed out is that at some point during the convention, Clinton will release her delegates officially to Obama and that she will make it very clear that she is voting for Obama, the source said.

Interesting... I'm sure she has no intention to welch on that deal... but, you know how it is, one can't deny the voice of the people...

the Democrat Convention should be a real trip this time around.

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