FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Some Hillary Clinton supporters want to make sure that the upcoming Democratic Convention doesn't turn into a "coronation" of Barack Obama.
A humorless organization called "The Denver Group" ran an ad in a Capitol Hill newspaper demanding that Hillary's name be placed in nomination at the convention and demanding that speeches be allowed in support of her nomination. They're just full of demands.
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And if they don't get their way they are threatening a revolt. The ad says, "Will Howard Dean and the DNC turn the Democratic Party into the Boston Tea Party?" More demands. They demand a roll call vote on her nomination... presumably after those speeches they are demanding. This despite the fact that she lost and dropped out of the race months ago.
Of course, Clinton herself hasn't ruled out the idea of placing her name in nomination – saying her supporters would experience a "catharsis" if their voices were heard. Another group of Clinton supporters is planning a march in Denver on the same day that she is expected to address the convention.
And there are Clinton delegates who have started collecting signatures to place Clinton's name into nomination.
They say their effort is about respect. Baloney. In their heart of hearts, what they really want is to wrestle the nomination away from Barack Obama. They won't be able to do it, but in the process of trying, they can go a long way toward diminishing the historic nature of Obama's achievement, disrupting the convention, taking the spotlight away from the nominee, and slowing his momentum going into November. Is this what they call party unity?
Here’s my question to you: In order to satisfy Hillary Clinton’s supporters, should her name be placed in nomination at the convention?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Jenny from Denver writes:
Hillary needs to come out now and announce that she will not support any effort to place her name into nomination at the convention. She has the power to unify the party - once she remembers this is not about her, it is about our country. She was for the democratic process when she thought she would win, she supported it. She needs to support the process in her loss also.
No. I'm sick of Hillary and her so-called supporters. Enough already.
Hillary's name must be placed into nomination. This is no time to ignore the women in this world and the historic nature of her "near win".
Oh, give it up already. The money for that ad could have been given to a charity or something useful like paying off Madame's debt. If you diehard PUMAs are not going to vote for Obama, then don’t and shut up already.
Tom from Las Vegas writes:
I say if it helps unify the party, go for it. The Democrats can't afford any more infighting so it's time to reach a compromise. If they can't do it in their own party, how are the going to do it on Capitol Hill?
Darla from Edmonton writes:
If Clinton's supporters want her name placed into nomination, I would hope that she would have the wisdom to stand-up on the convention podium and decline. A leader demonstrates their strength and wisdom when they act graciously and with dignity in the face of personal disappointment.
Sebastien from Philadelphia writes:
No party in the last 40 years has ever won the election coming out of a divided convention. They should pass out pacifiers at the convention for Hillary's Sore Loser Brigade and leave it at that.
Sue from Phoenix writes:
Please, we don't need 3 presidents. Plus, Bill walking around with nothing to do is a scary thought.