[Guest post by DRJ]
CNN’s Jack Cafferty says the Democratic National Convention is shaping up to be Hillary’s party for two days:
“Her name will be placed into nomination. She’ll give a prime-time address, introduced by her daughter Chelsea. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, will get his own plum speaking slot on a separate night. She will also have her own production team to create the introductory video that precedes her speech – the same people who produced Bill Clinton’s biography video “The Man from Hope” in 1992.”
Cafferty also notes that the Democratic Party platform recognizes the “18 million cracks in the highest glass ceiling” and “suggests that media sexism contributed to Hillary’s defeat.”
I can’t imagine the Obama campaign wanted to spend a significant part of the first two days highlighting Hillary Clinton, but that seems to be what’s happened.
UPDATE: Obama spokesman Bill Burton confirms there will be a roll call vote:
“Obama spokesman Bill Burton said the “mechanics” of the roll call vote are still being worked out, but he conceded that Clinton probably will garner many votes on the first ballot.
For Obama’s camp, the roll call is a ritual that will defuse any potential tension with Clinton or her supporters without affecting the outcome or the theater of Obama’s dramatic nomination.
Said [Rep. Loretta] Sanchez: “I believe there are a lot of supporters for Hillary among the superdelegates, especially now that they’ve agreed to place her name in nomination. I think half the House Democrats would probably be Hillary supporters, especially women. . . . I felt she was the most experienced and the best candidate and I still feel that way.”
I guess there’s only
one thing two things left to say:
The first vote will be interesting and …
- Lesley Gore: “It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To”