Sounds like the Clintons will try their best to hijack the Denver Convention. We wish them well. It’s been almost 40 years since we have all seen a good convention demonstration.
All ye 50+ year old hippies who missed the last big one ( the Democrat National Convention in Chicago 1968 ) here’s your chance to make up for it in Denver in 2008! Come re-live your youth and bring back some of those good old “fighting in the streets” and “power to the people” memories.
The Clintons are not giving up just yet:
As Democrats near the Aug. 25 start date of their party convention, Sen. Hillary Clinton acknowledged in her chat that “excitement and curiosity is certainly starting to build” but that “no decisions have been made yet.” (regarding a roll count vote on the Convention floor.)
Clinton said, “I will make sure that we keep you up to date and involved with all of the convention activity.”
Flying from Minneapolis to Chicago, Obama described working with Clinton’s staff as “seamless”.
Asked whether or not entering Clinton’s name into nomination would heal party rifts, Obama said, “I don’t think we’re looking for catharsis. I think what we’re looking for is energy and excitement about the prospects of changing this country.”
Obama provided no further detail on Clinton’s convention activities, stating only that “it is getting worked out by our staffs” and stressing their shared enthusiasm “for a unified party”.
A Convention Nomination?
Asked whether or not her name would be placed into nomination at the convention, Clinton did not rule out the possibility and said, “Senator Obama and I share the goal of ensuring that the voices of everyone who participated in this historic process are respected.”
Clinton’s Thursday Web chat follows remarks she made to a gathering of supporters last week during which the New York senator said she’s looking for a “strategy” for her delegates to have their voices heard and “respected” at the Democratic National Convention. — ABC News
There is no love lost between Hillary, Bill and Obama. Especially bitter is Bill Clinton who is reported as still fuming about Obama’s claims that he was playing a race card during the campaign. Also rumored is that a special holding area has been set up outside of Denver for the possible arrests of demonstrators in the event the scene downtown gets ugly. The DNC will do everything it can to prevent creating such a negative media event just weeks before the election. ( Sounds a bit like protesting in downtown Beijing doesn’t it? )