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Hillary Wants Her Name Put In Nomination

From her sub rosa campaign and the San Francisco Chronicle, via YouTube:

Hillary says her backers need to feel ”voices were heard.”

August 06 2008

Carla Marinucci

Yet another California campaign fundraiser has produced an unauthorized video making news — this one for Hillary Clinton.

The five minute video clip was posted by SimoFish, a PUMA (as in ”Party Unity My Ass”) backer who attended the New York Senator’s July 31 Bay Area fundraiser.

It begins with a Clinton delegate — cheered on — asking the former First Lady to ”please consider having your name put in nomination” at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

”I’m asked this question every day,” said Clinton. “What will to happen at the convention with respect to my putting my name in nomination, a roll call vote?”

”I happen to believe we will come out stronger if people believe that their voices were heard,” she tells them. ”That is a very big part of how we come out unified…people want to feel like — OK, it’s a catharsis. We’re here, we did it, and everybody get behind Sen. Obama.”

”Doesn’t work that way,” says the person manning the camera.

Clinton tells the supportive crowd that she has ”done more” and moved faster to support her opponent than many candidates in competitive races.

”I have made it very clear that I’m supporting Sen. Obama…but I think that delegates can decide to do this on their own…they don’t need permission.”

She’s asked — what happens if her name is put in nomination and she wins on the first ballot?

”That is not going to happen,” she says with a laugh. ”What we want to have happen is for Sen. Obama to be nominated by a unified convention of Democrats…and the best way I think to do that is to have a strategy — so that my delgates feel like they’ve had a role and their legitimacy has been validated.”

”It’s as old as Greek drama….there’s a catharsis that is all to the good…then everybody can go, ”OK, great, now we can go out and win.”

”We do not want any Democrat…walking away and saying I’m not happy,” she warns. ”That’s what I’m trying to avoid.”

This all sounds wonderfully entertaining.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 7th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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