Last night I while I was working on a long-term project I was listening to the PUMA’s No We Won’t podcast. Initially I wondered if it’d be yet another festivus of grienvances, but it wasn’t. It was a very interesting podcast where the women explained in detail how the Democrat nomination in several states was handed over to Obama. If you have the time, I suggest you listen to their podcasts.
Why? Because the Democrat convention’s only a few days away and there’s going to be a fight. Today, via Memeorandum, ABC News reports Sen. Hillary Clinton Seeks Democratic Convention Voice
Sen. Hillary Clinton Not Ruling Out Having Name Put Up for Vote in Denver
Sen. Hillary Clinton told a gathering of supporters last week that she’s looking for a “strategy” for her delegates to have their voices heard and “respected” at the Democratic National Convention — and did not rule out the possibility of having her name placed into nomination at the convention alongside Sen. Barack Obama’s.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton told a gathering of supporters last week that she’s looking for a “strategy” for her delegates to have their voices heard and “respected” at the Democratic National Convention where Sen. Barack Obama is expected to be nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate.
“I happen to believe that we will come out stronger if people feel that their voices were heard and their views were respected. I think that is a very big part of how we actually come out unified,” Clinton, D-N.Y., said at a California fundraiser last Thursday, in a video clip captured by an attendee and posted on YouTube.
The New York Daily News reported Friday that Clinton has decided not to submit a signed request to the DNC to have her name put into nomination; party rules require such a move for a candidate to be voted on.
But Clinton aides continue to say publicly that such details are still being discussed in consultations among the Clinton camp, the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
“No decisions have been made,” Clinton spokeswoman Kathleen Strand said.
“I happen to believe that we will come out stronger if people feel that their voices were heard and their views were respected,” she adds to a round of applause. “I know from just what I’m hearing that there’s incredible pent up desire, and I think that people want to feel that OK, it’s a catharsis, we’re here, we did it, and then everybody get behind Senator Obama.”
Catharsis indeed. Dennis Keohane asks, Could Obama lose the nomination?, and lists that in addition to the ABC news statement and the PUMA movement,
– Blogger Patterico alludes to the Hillary Clinton campaign burning up the phone lines to the super delegates.
Hillary sees and opening, and she’s going for it. There are plenty of reasons for her to do so.
Maria sent this article by Victor Davis Hanson on Hillary’s growing shadow, which has the photo of the not-quite “kiss and make up” Hillary and Obama:
VDH lists several of the reasons why Obama’s not quite the annointed:
Without evidence, he unwisely has claimed his opponents (“they”) will play the race card against poor him….
Second, many are beginning to notice how a Saint Obama talks down to them. …
Third, Obama knows that all doctrinaire liberals must tack rightward in the general election. But due to his inexperience, he’s doing it in far clumsier fashion than any triangulating candidate in memory. …
Fourth, Obama is proving as inept an extemporaneous speaker as he is gifted with the Teleprompter. …
As Vodkapundit says, It Ain’t Over Till the Wide-Hipped Lady Swings (For the Fences).