So much for unity. The anti-Hillary people are at it again. I don’t know what they have to fear. In today’s New York Daily News there is an article titled “Hillary Clinton asks not to be nominated at Democratic National Convention” dated 8/1/2008. In the article it states:
A source close to the New York senator confirmed she won’t file a formal request to the convention asking to be nominated along with Barack Obama, who eked out the victory in their fierce primary slugfest.
I don’t like anonymous sources, especially from the NY Daily News. Watch this video to hear Hillary’s own view.
This is a video from a fundraiser held in Los Altos, CA last night in which Hillary specifically says that it would be good for the party and party unity if her name is placed in nomination with all the ceremony that entails as well as a roll call vote.
This is essentially the same thing I told Howard Dean last week during his visit to Charlotte, when he said that if she wants it she will get it. Well, it seems that she wants it. So let’s see if Howard Dean keeps his word.
In the video you can hear a question referring to a delegate petition that is being circulated. According to convention rules, it takes a petition with 300 signatures to have Hillary’s name placed in nomination. Hillary has not authorized this and has not encouraged this. In the video she says she has no control over what the delegates do.
I’m one of those delegates and one of the 300 signers of that petition too, and honored to be. But the biggest honor will be to have Hillary’s signature on that petition authorizing her name to be placed in nomination at the convention in Denver.
Watch this incredible video in tribute to the 300 delegate petition signers.
We will see in Denver how mighty our pens are.