I was at radio row at the RNC when I came across Bettyjean Kling and Robin Robinson. Their story is remarkable.
Bettyjean Kling of Pennsylvania and her friend Robin Robinson of Wilmington, Delaware, are PUMAs for Palin.
Staunch Hillary supporters with a long history of activism, they headed to Denver. Bettyjean purchased a 27′ RV and drove to Denver with her friend Robin Robinson as part of the “300” to get Hillary a nomination and roll call at the Democratic National Convention last week.
They had worked on the Hillary campaign for months, Bettyjean in Pennsylvania and Robin in Delaware, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
But once they got to Denver they found delegates who told them that they were bein pressured to vote for Obama, and who were being told that they would never have a future in politics if they didn’t. “Their arms were twisted”, said Betty Jean.
During the primaries, the delegates told them, their uncommitted votes were changed for Obama.
Once in the convention, there was a legitimate roll call after the delegates had been made to change their votes.
“This was a fixed convention,” Bettyjean asserted to Roger Hedgecock during this afternoon’s radio show.
Robin Robinson started by saying that “This was the demise of democracy… The Democrat party forced their delegates to vote against the will of the people.” Robin and Bettyjean were bitterly disappointed. When they heard that Sarah Palin was going to be the Vice-Presidential candidate, “our spirits rose and we headed to St. Paul.”
Robin continued, “We were heartbroken that [the Democrats] were going to do this to a woman.” Bettyjean pointed out that, “they turned against Hillary and then they attacked Geraldine Ferraro.”
Robin and Bettyjean said that “the MSM is hiding us, they won’t cover us.”
“Governor Palin will be able to be Vice President and we’re going to support her,” adding, “when we heard the Democrats’ personal attacks against Palin’s family we decided that this is not a ‘Democratic’ party after all.”
“Women’s issues are human rights issues, and without human rights there is no democracy at all.”
They exhorted Hillary supporters to step in now: “If Palin doesn’t become Vice President, no other woman will feel that she’s going to be able to run again…. look at the candidate, and look at the person. Palin’s real.”
They both ended by saying, “If you want change, vote for Sarah Palin.”