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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.
Watch: Cafferty: Clinton in play?
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.
No. If Democrats want to win in November, they need to be 100% behind Obama. None of the other contenders are putting their names up for nomination and neither should Hillary. Enough already.
yes her name should be placed in nomination, if the dems had any sense clinton would be the nominee rather than the hot air vendor who will lose huge in November. oh well better luck next time.
No it shouldn't. We will naver achieve party unity with Obama if the Clinton supporters continue to throw a monkey wrench into the convention. I honestly don't think that Hillary herself wants to get involved in that debacle!
absolutely not. No more than Obama's name should be put in nomination had he lost. You win–the night belongs to you.
I think Obama has given the Clintons key places on his platform and has been most gracious. It is time for the whiners to grow up. We all recognize what she has done and will do in the future. Don't ruin this!
No, because that could start an uproar at the convention. Hillary's supporters still act as though they need to get revenge.
Sure. Why not? Perhaps this will cause the Hillary firestarters to be extinquished. Then it's onward and forward for goodness' sake!
Absolutely not. It is apparent that Hillary Clinton's ambitions are more important to her than that of her party or her country. The divisiveness that has emanated from her campaign and that continues to plague us day after day after day could result in her single-handedly ruining any chances of a Democrat in the White House. Although I admire her energy and hard work, she is selfish and has tunnel vision. Linda in NJ
Jack: Why do you keep on about the Clintons? Why not ask some questions about McCain? Aren't your interested in giving some feedback on someone who is actually a nominee?
Sure and why not John Edwards...if he still has any supporters that is.
I think that would just bring back the ugly feelings and give a little bit of useless hope to her radical fans, who would then start problems. HRC should give all of her delegates to Obama before the nomination night. Maybe Tueday night when she has her speech, she could help to unify and give everything she has (we all know that doesn't include money) over to Obama to help him win in November.
Jack, the only area Hillary’s name should be placed is in mud at the Democratic Convention. Seeing as that she basically handed McCain the talking points for the general election, her name should go into nomination at the Republican convention as far as I am concerned.
Sure why not? It is only to pacify the Clinton supporters. It might put the whole thing to rest and unite the party.
Then again who cares. I am not voting democrat anyway!!!!!
I don't know what the point would be, the decision is made. We realize she had a great number of people that voted for her in the primaries, however even if you surpass a world record in a competition but you don't win you don't get the record.
Placing her name in nomination and having a secret ballot would most likely hand her the nomination since it would allow people to hide behind a curtain when the express their true feelings.
Racism, along with all the other 'isms', are alive and well in the USA.
Except among the youth. They could save the day.
Apsitively not! Sooner or later we will have to loose our oil habit. The sooner the better, because if we keep going until there is no more gas for our Slug Ugly Vehicles we will be up the creek without a paddle and an empty tank. I think you know which creek I’m referring to.
These supporters are beating a dead horse. If she were anyone else besides HRC would we even be having this discussion? Especially given the disastrous, mismanaged campaign she obviously ran. She's still $20-30M in debt remember?
This should be Obama's decision and his alone. The incessant narcissism shamelessly displayed by this woman even now is enough for anyone with an ounce of intelligence to know that having her anywhere NEAR this ticket would be a grave mistake.....and I haven't even mentioned the baggage she brings along with Bill. Obama doesn't need any of this.
If any of these misguided HRC supporters think that Obama needs her to win this election more than she needs him to resurrect her flailing political career, they are grossly mistaken. Lets hope the speech she gives on Tuesday, the week of the convention, is one of her last.
Phyllis from Rhode Island
NO!! Should we have Biden, Dodd and Edwards supporters have their names be put into nomination? Of course not.
Hillary should have told them at the Palo Alto meeting to get over it and get behind Obama rather than encouraging this divisive maneuver. I guess she still thinks it's all about her. They need to all grow up, including Hillary and Bill.
IT'S OVER AND SHE LOST!!!
H-E-Double hockey sticks NO, why do we need to placate so-called adults who can't deal with losing a primary contest? All this concern for their feelings will only serve to stir up strong feelings of resentment and give credence to their demands.
The biggest advantage in this proposal would be to help quell the potential for major disruption at the Democratic Convention and further division of the party.
On the next go-round there should be a different process….perhaps a “two out of three” event or more like a World Series where it’s based on seven primary elections for each party??
What a pathetic mess this turned out to be Olie!!
Jack, I think it is way past time that Hill tell her supporters that she lost to Obama and to let it go. No, she just keeps egging them on. I have lost so much respect for her and Bill.
Barbara, Saginaw, MI
Sen. Obama must rely upon his own good judgment. He cannot allow himself to be buffaloed by these fanatics.
Jack – This shows the racism that exists in the democratic party. Those people pushing for convention choas are really white people who don't want to vote for a republican and don't want to vote for a black man. It shows that white women have an agenda not of gender but mostly of being white. I don't think they would be doing this if Dodd had won the nomination.
If they want to create a madhouse situation, her name should be placed in nomination at the convention.
I believe Obama is trying to get the rules changed so there will not be a roll call. Presumably to keep it from happening. if it happens there will be a fight on the floor.
hmmm...now that might be "worth the price of admission".
Barack Obama should offer Hillary a place on the ticket. Hillary and Bill are far from perfect but when compared to McBush they look like god sends and they both have a lot to offer.
Hillary could use her time as VP to make universal health care a reality and Bill could continue with his humanitarian work around the world.
Barack could then use a great deal of his time to undo all the damage that 8 years of McBush has done. Listening to McCain the last few days has simply been scary. This man would lead us into WWIII.
Jack, What is it with Hillary Clinton and supporters? Do people in this country follow any rules anymore? I am extremely disturbed that she would even consider this which could damage the party, the nominee and possibly the race in November. Would she go this far to make a point? If she would, she is no more than George Bush and his concocted weapons of mass destruction.
I'm not sure anything will satisfy these folks. They say that placing another woman on the ticket would be a betrayal, even though it would advance us as a country. They threaten to vote for McCain, which would be even further a setback.
Some complain just because it's easier than finding a logical solution to the actual issues. Just like the "drill here, drill now" crowd.
Absolutely not. Their actions undermine the Democratic party unity that is needed,
ABSOLUTELY NOT! However, having said that, this has been her plan all along and I wouldn't be surprised if she tried to steal the nomination. There is no end to her ambition and she will do anything to get it including throwing the Democratic party in complete disarray.
Hillary Clinton should be offered the Vice President's place on the ticket. This will take the thunder away from the discontented Hillary supporters. The Vice Presidency is no longer the warm bucket of spit, as it was once described, but a meaningful and powerfull position in an administration (see, Dick Chaney). It is also the first in line of succession to the Presidency. With almost half of the democratic primary voters expressing their support of Hillary Clinton, it seems right that we have this opportunity to have the two most voted for candidates on the same stage together.
NO! Her supporters have had 8 weeks to adjust to reality. This absolutely needs to be Obama's convention, his week, with the spotlight on hhim. How can Hillary be on the campaign trail for him and give a rousing keynote speech at the convention and at the same time allow/encourage her name to be placed in nomination?? Oh, I know how – she's BITTER, isn't she? And she's CLINGING to her supporters ... pitiful!!
Jack – Hillary needs to practice what she so annoyingly preaches already!
Party unity is crucial now. She should tell her supporters/fanatics/lunatics that this time around it ain't gonna happen.
She can try again in 2016. What about 2012 you ask? I'm pretty certain we'll all be very happy with Mr Obama and gladly have him for a second term.
Guess what? All you Hillary "supporters" will feel the same way...
Jack, she would be showing strong character if she backed away gracefully. If Hillary doesn't, she would only be showing that she is not truly running for her supporters, the majority of which support Obama, but for herself.
I felt everyone in America wanted a change and a new government. If her name is put in...we will have the same old thing. I am convinced something is going on and all her supporters will try to over ride the nomination. It is time for Hillary to stand up and tell all her supporters loudly she has "LOST".
It does seem like a waste of time and energy now, and it probably won't result in a positive outcome for the Democratic party. They would be better off storing up all that energy and support and preparing for getting her nominated in 2012. There is still time for her to be president. During the primaries, I wanted either Obama or Clinton, didn't matter which; this time it's Obama, next time Clinton. Sort of what Gov. Mario Cuomo suggested: the Dems would have 8 years to try and address the unbelieveable mess and failures the Republicans (primarily) have gotten us into with our money.
They could also take that energy and go after the vacationing Congress to get back to work.
She got nearly half the vote. Were it not for the fiasco in Florida and the madness in Michigan she would have won. I would be curious to see just how many of the super-delegates actually vote for her. What if some of them have been turned from Obama. Wouldn't that be a twist?
The Clintons and company are doing everything in their power to ensure the Democratic convention comes off like a Shakespearean tragedy, with Obama cast in the role of Julius Caesar. Hillary, of course, will be starring as Brutus, his close political supporter. In the final scene, to save the party, she will place her name in nomination. And John McCain will go on to rule the country.
Jack, I'm confused... The want to put her up for nomination (18 million strong). But they wouldn't help her with that outstanding debt show owes. You gotta luv em....
Jack: The answer is a big fat no! What is wrong with these people? Do they want the Democrats to lose? If they persist in these childish temper tantrums it may make people think twice before they ever nominate another female Presidential candidate. This is the very reason that some people believe that women don't have the right temperament to become President. They are trying to set women back 100 years. People get over it. Hillary Clinton lost fair and square. She is not going to be the President any time soon and if you persist in these histrionics it may never happen at some future date either.
I agree Jack, this is all balogna.
I think it would be a bad move for several reasons.
1. It is clear that a good portion of Hillary supporters have no intention of being anything other than hostile for anything Obama. Her name on the ballot will simply make matters worse because they'll try to find a way-any way to derail Obama.
2. Clinton and her supporters thus far have shown nothing but contempt for Obama, his message, and his supporters. I don't think he owes her or her supporters a damn thing to be perfectly frank. If they want to vote McCain then fine.
3. If Obama plans on showing that he can be a tough-guy when necessary the last thing he should do is be conciliatory to an opponent who has a past as checkered as Hillary's. It's one thing to try to bring people together-it's another thing to show too much respect for someone who showed you none.
Clinton and her supporters are disgracefull. I can't understand how she thinks that these actions taken by her and her supporters will not come back to haunt her in 2012 if Obama looses in November. What a disgusting pair those Clintons are.
For the sake of democracy and party unity, YES.
Sounds like another Hillary and Bill move from behind the curtain again. These two need to go away. Obama has more than appeased them with two nights of Clintons, what else does he need to do? Let Obama Shine for once in his own limelight, he deserves much better than what the Clintons have to offer. Hillary believes she is the much "chosen one" and has the biggest ego on this planet! Let her give her speech and get out of Denver with her hippie groupies!
If the Clintonistas continue in this fashion they will sink the Democratic party in November. They should beware. If they insist on throwing this election they could well kill the Democratic party permanently.
No one seems to remember that Republicans are supposed to be the evil ones. But when you back a candidate who says vote me because I am a woman and I am white in spite of the fact that she lost fair and square there is no justice left in that party. Instead of Democratic party try Republcian lite.
Yes, Hillary's name, as well as the name of every Democratic candidate that won at least one delegate in the primaries, should be placed in nomination at the convention. After all, this is supposed to be a nominating convention not a coronation.
Jack, these PUMAs will not be satisfied until Hillary is the nominee. I don't trust any of them, so I say keep Clinton's name off of the ballot.
No it shouldn't. She dropped out of the process and pledged her support for Obama. I just have an uneasy feeling she is doing this to disrupt the convention and she will run as an Independent to cause Obama to loose so she will have the whole field to herself in 2012.
I'd like to see these Hillary supporters get in line with the party.
I don't see what good can come from what they are doing.
The seem creepy to me.
NO WAY!!!..everyone should read the huffington report today.The Clintons wanted to destroy the caucuses during the primary and now..they are saying that the caucuses don't matter or never count during the election which has been part of election process for years..i am really sick of them now..Thanks to Hillary, Mccain is using the hillary and karl rove playbook against Obama. You can't trust them at all so Obama you better watch your back...
I believe Barack Obama can win this thing by himself. I dont trust the Clintons, why he is catering to them one will never know. My wife and I have just changed our affiliation from registered democrats to independent. What changed my our minds? The Clintons.
It is imperative that the voices of all of the people who voted are heard.
Democrats were up in arms when the election was stolen by George Bush, who won on delegates alone and not on the popular vote. Now why are we required to stand idly by and allow our nomination to be stolen while our voices lie silent.
This is not about race, or sex. This is about the right of the American person to have their vote be counted. Not disregarded, and not manipulated into nonexistence.
I am not a fanatic for Hilary, in fact I initially supported Obama. I am an American and I refuse to acknowledge the result of any electoral process where votes were swayed with illegal and deceptive means.
Jack – is it me or is this Denver Group and others like it trying to "Swift Boat" Obama out of the Presidential Race.
No Jack. i think it would be much more entertaining to put Edwards name in nomination.
No not to satisfy anyone. But is she really a "PUMA" herself? I think they will put her name in nomination just so Obama is forced to make the "Dream Team" for the best of the Party. Remember Johnson did not really like Kennedy but he was picked as VP for the best of the Party. You see Jack this is just all Politics when you get down to it.
You and Wolf know your both part of the best team on TV.
Round Rock, Texas
NO!!!! What part of "Hillary Lost" don't these old goats, PUMAS, whatever, understand? It serves no purpose than to throw salt on a wound. These people need to get over it and stand behind their party's nominee, as I would have if Hillary had beaten Barack.
Can we just acknowledge that the two party system is destroying our country? Absolutely absurd. After 7 years of having our country betrayed by a criminal administration, we now have to witness the implosion of the Democratic party? And for what? Barack Obama has run the smartest campaign and is unquestionably the smartest individual to get this close to the Presidency in my lifetime. But, we as Americans don't really seem to value intelligence as much as we do nastiness, violence, confusion, and controversy. Funny how we always seem to get what we ask for and pay more for it than we could have ever dreamed. The pettiness and inconsequentiality of it all just gets so tiresome. Hence the appeal of hope for a change. I fear a McCain presidency and I hope that Democrats can suppress their instinct to sabotage their own chances for making substantive change in a nation that is reeling and adrift and desperately in need of intelligent and compassionate leadership. Barack Obama can provide that leadership. Let's help him fight the good fight. Putting HRC's name in is the wrong fight at the wrong time. Those who can't see that might as well just go join Karl Rove's army.
No, it is time to let go, many people have said she is going to carry this right to the convention, even if it splits the party. If she does, then it does not say much for her, or her future chances of being elected president.
I think they should Jack!
If only to shut some of these Hillary nut's up! I think they're gonna be very dissapointed in the amount of support they get.
All I hear about is the 18 million vote's Hillary got. You don't hear about the 18 million + vote's she lost! There are alot of people out there that voted for Clinton, and are just as happy to vote for Obama now. As far as the few that say they will vote for McCain in protest, I say let em!
This is a dangerous world we live in, we need levelheaded adult's to lead us into the future.
Since the older version of President Bush is neck and neck with Sen. Obama in the national polls and McCain is actually ahead of Obama in some key swing states. At the convention the Democrat's should place Sen. Hillary Clinton’s name into nomination. The reason is for the Obama supporters who is having second thoughts about his ability to win the General Election...
C.I., New York
Wow, not allowing multiple candidates? How "Democratic" of them, Jack!
Absolutely NOT! The primaries are over and Obama is going to be the Democratic Party's nominee. Nothing will be accomplished by placing Hillary Clinton's name in nomination other than to further splinter the Democratic Party and give fodder to the Republicans. I am beginning to wonder IF the Clintons really want Obama to lose this election, because if he does, they are directly responsible for not closing party ranks and getting behind him 100%. Hillary Clinton and her supporters should be ashamed.
.... laughter in the background .....
It's John McCain rolling on the floor laughing ....
The more this goes on, the more fuel is given to McCain's presidential fire.
The Dem leaders need to ask Hillary to make it clear to her supporters that Obama is the presidential nominee. Plain and simple
I am so tired of the bellyaching by her supporters....she lost – its over, she has done nothing but show that she is a sore loser since Obama began overtaking her in the polls....Her arrogance is what cost her the election, she thought it was in the bag 4 years ago so she's been coasting. This was not a coup, this was ego run amok, and she deserved what she got. Besides, she has a job to do in the Senate.
Why should Hillary be any different that the others who have been placed on nomination??
The DNC rules state that she can have her name placed in nomination.
Obama, Dean, Polosi and all the othe DNC Presidential "SELECTIVE"
Commitee, need to start following the rules they loudly screamed about in the primaries.
Oh wait,...the rules don't matter now.
Absolutely, but only at the Republication Convention.
Bill, Charlotte, NC
The DNC should buy 18 million Sharpie pens and give them out at the voting booths in November. That way Clinton supporters can scratch out Obama's name on the ticket and write "Hillary rulez, Barack droolz!" on everything in sight. Hopefully, after all that, they'll suck it up and pull the lever for the big blue "D".
She dropped out. That eliminates her last I checked. Perhaps the Clinton supporters should get a copy of the rules. Better yet, start their own party and see if anyone salutes. I doubt it. But it is fun to watch!
I believe it woud be great! Lots and lots of backstabbing and whining. The entire fiasco would lead to a McCain victory.
Gary from Alaska
Jack somebody need to tell her supporters "it,s over" too get on the boat,before it pull off without them.
Seems the Clintons, learned the "swift boat maneuver from the Republicans. Now they are trying it on their 'fellow" democrat Obama.
Or is it really the Clintons?
Groups like that Denver Group look strangely like those republicans Rush Limbaugh convinced to vote for Clinton in order to spread chaos in the ranks of the Democrats.
The problem with the Clintons is that they are just surfing the wave instead of strongly denouncing the maneuver to harm Obama's nomination.
Bruno, San Francisco
I think this is a wrong idea because the GOP does not have anything
to offer in this election. When they see thing like that , they are happy saying that DNC does not have harmony among them.
Will there be any adults at this convention? Nanny-Nanny-Boo-Boo. You have to sing that last part.
The Clintons are looking for a last minute tip-in at the buzzer. But the gold medal has already been awarded.
Hillary Clinton's campaign has never ended. Even when she knew all was lost for 2008, she smoothly transitioned into 2012 with a plan to get Obama to help with her campaign debt, while doing everything she can to undermine his bid for the 2008 Presidency. Obama's failure to win in '08 makes her a certainty for '12. She's had a plan throughout the process to do just that. An upside down convention plays right into her hands. Anything bad that happens to Obama at the convention is more gravy on her plate.
I don't think anything short a coup could satisfy her supporters.
Jack, for whatever reason, some people keep trying to pawn the Clinton's on us as America's "royal family," with all the entitlements that entails. Obama won the votes and any attempt to steal that away from him would be harmful to the democratic process. Her supporters are going to sulk anyway, let them sulk without taking the rest of us down with them.
Yes, She should be the nominee anyway. I think we are seeing this more and more everyday!
I reside in Manhattan and as a New Yorker, I know first hand that Hillary Clinton is in it to win it. Forget about those that voted for Obama and only focus on her and her agenda. I wonder if the Reublicans that voted for her can speech at the convention on her behalf. Clinton do us a favor and think about the future of our country. Obama all the way!
Obama should beat them to the punch and just pick her now! I think in this whole build-up to the convention, he has planned all along to ask her (that's what that secret meeting at Feinstein's house was probably all about...why else would they both come out laughing?)
Now, with all the drama that has built up, like the grand finale at a fireworks show, he will re-energize all facets of the democratic party by naming her as his VP. Mark my words!
I hope not. This is not about the Clintons even though they think it is. Besides after reading some of the memos from her campaign she should be speaking at the Repulican convention. Obama has put up with enough crap from the Clintons, McCain, and the media and sttill kept his dignity. It should be a landslide in November!!
No, Not, Nyet!
There is nothing but bad that can come of this. If Senator Clintons name is placed in nomination, it will only serve to reopen old wounds, and stir up controversy. And heaven forbid, she actually ended up as the nominee, all the supporters of Senator Obama would, rightly so, have a kiniption!
If Senator Clinton truly wants a united democratic party, as she says, she will not allow this to happen.
No. George Bush was more than enough obsessive compulsive to last the entire century. Bring on the adults. Appeasement is a slippery slope over a bottomless pit of never enough. It would be refreshing to see some dignity, class, and good grace, which is what we would get from Obama if the shoe were on the other foot.
Obama will tap Hillary for the VP position IF he feels like he needs her to help carry the ticket. IF the ticket is made even stronger with another person, any Democrat, including the majority of Hillary supporters, would want him to go this route. Hillary has prolonged her primary negativity well beyond its appropriate boundries. She needs the few of her remaining vocal embittered supporters to closure. She has become the Debbie Downer of the Democrats.
As a New Yorker, I know first hand that Hillary Clinton is in it to win it. Forget about those that voted for Obama and only focus on her and her agenda. I wonder if the Reublicans that voted for her can speak at the convention on her behalf. Clinton do us a favor and think about the future of our country. Obama all the way!
What does the word "Democracy" especially in politics mean? Usually having the right to contest in a fair and unbias way.Jack you are reminding me of the other "fair and balance" network which I don't watch.You are too hung-up on the Clintons. Go Hilary go.
No way Jack, but if these Denver Group clowns have their way, Hillary's name will be placed into nomination turning the Democratic Convention completely upside down. But it could be worse...it could be raining. At this very moment, the Denver Group is planning a mass prayer vigil, where tens of thousands of PUMA people are going to urge the Lord to make it rain on Barack Obama and his 76,000 supporters at Invesco Field at Mile High on August the 28th when Obama accepts the nomination. I urge everyone to wear a raincoat and bring an umbrella.
No, but not because it would divide the party. If Penn's memos are correct and Hillary could not make a decision about the direction of her own campaign, how could she choose the direction of an entire country?
No. Why pacify the Clintonistas? It will only serve to cause more party disunity and give Lanny more reason to whine.
Yes she should.
Because I'm confident she'll lose, by a wide margin. And this will hopefully put to bed some of the dissension in the ranks. If Obama gets the nomination by, say, 80-20, the die-hard Republicans posing as die-hard Clinton supporters won't have a leg to stand on.
No. Hillary Clinton should take responsibility for this whining from her supporters and bring this foolishness to a close. It was Hillary's refusal to leave the primary dance with grace that gave support to this ignorance now she needs to put a stop to it. These HRC supporters obviously care nothing for the democratic party or the the fact that they would be handing this country over to the republicans for the next 4 to 8 years Just shameful!
Sure, why not give the Republicans a field day. All they have to do is to sit back and enjoy the catfight. Then again, it's nice of the Dems to offer Repulicans a well-performed Greek tragedy. Or comedy, if you're a Republican. Have fun guys!
Say, what about those Republicans registering as Democrats so they could vote in the Democratic primaries in some states? Makes you wonder what the kitty cat group consists of.
Absolutely not! If she does it will be a sad day for politics.
Jack, Hillary has been angling this move since the primary. Publically she talks unity, but her actions speak otherwise. In a year where the Democratic Party should succeed, Hillary will try and find a way to be the fly in the ointment. If the Democratic Party loses this November, it will be the fault of both the Clintons. There will be no way I'll vote for Hillary if she runs in 2012, that is if Obama loses in November. Furthermore, anyone who buys into all this chaos, deserves whatever grief they'll have for the next 4 years. This election is very important and everyone 18-35 should vote Obama because his vision for America has those folks in mind. Hillary is too divisive and we don't have time to continue playing those polarizing games as a nation. It's time for a "CHANGE" into a new and positive direction and I don't see that coming from Hillary.
Enough already of Clinton! Talk about a poor sport! The Democratic Party needs to win in November. It is not just about Hillary. I can't even conseed how someone who would vote for Hillary could even dream to vote for a Republican! The Republicans must be behind this manuvuer. What a way to divide the Democratic party and elect Mc Cain! The worst thing Obama could do would be to put Clinton in as his VP. He would have round-the-clock Clintons trying to tell him what to do and going around behind his back at every oportunity. You can't trust Obama? Give me a break! Since when can you trust a Republican after what they have done these last 7 years.
jack why do you and the media keep flaming the fire? i agree with lynn from vancouver by the way the answer is no mitch from florida
No way. How far apparently Clinton herself and her ‘Denver group of Supporters’ can go? If Clinton is sincerely supporting Obama clinching nomination by rules, she could easily run another ad ridiculing the group’s ad. If Hillary couldn’t manage herself in Bosnia matter, not her family in her husband’s manly needs, most recently her own campaign and currently this small group of supporters revolting with a sense of conspiracy, how she can think of being the president with highest responsibilities in the world. The whole thing simply stinks.
NO. I had a lot of respect for the Clintons at one time. I am having a hard time understanding the refusal to accept their loss. It strikes me as such poor sportsmanship at a time when we need to pull together. Yes we know they are dissappointed, but they need to get over it and move on. If they think that by holding their breath and having a tantrum is going to advance issues for women, they need to think again.
Clinton putting her name in play will only embolden those who are still fighting for her to be the nominee. If Clinton does not accept defeat, it makes her supporters less likely to accept defeat as well. The last thing the Democratic party needs is her supporters writing in her name, or voting for McCain come November. This race is already much closer than they thought it would be.
Jack, in a word "no". I simply can't imagine Hillary standing for Barack placing his in nomination, had the tables been turned. Come on women! Use the brains God gave you and stop looking like fools.
I honestly could care less is the entire Democratic party packed it up and moved to Vancouver. Let Clinton screw the party over and give the Republicans another 4 years! I will sleep better
No. She's done enough to hurt the Democrats already. Already it is clear that if Barack loses to McCain it will have been in large part thanks to Hillary not backing out of the primaries when she should have......
Why can't the DNCC have the roll call vote, please those die hard Hillary fans, and move on. The roll call vote will be indoubtly over shadowed by another Obama feel good speech.
Most certainly so, Howard Dean did back when he ran. I would vote for her and will not for Obama.
Absolutely! Hillary Clinton's name should be in nomination. According to the DNC's rules Obama is still only the presumptive nominee. Until the vote, nothing is final.
In addition, the Democratic Party's illusion of unity will be shattered. Remember those 18 million cracks? Democratic voters will not stand by and allow a coronation.
Donna, Las Vegas, NV
"Here’s my question to you: In order to satisfy Hillary Clinton’s supporters, should her name be placed in nomination at the convention?"
Why is this even a question? It is standard protocol to place candidates names in nomination at the convention. People need to read the rules.
Much as Obama's supporters do not like it, we are not a monarchy. We are a democracy and this is the SOP.
It's over and people need to realize that.
We should not even be having this conversation, Hillary's name should automatically be put into nomination according to the rules and bylaws. Why do we have to ask Obama's permission to have her name in nomination, when that is the way we have been doing it at every democratic convention since I have been voting, 33 years now. The only reason Obama is afraid of Hillary is because he knows that she could pull it off and win the nomination. That would be democracy in action, but we all know the Obama camp, DNC, Howard, Nancy and Donna, don't want any part of democracy where the democratic convention is concerned.
The form of the question alone demonstrates the sexism that played a role in the election. Obama will never get my vote.
let's give her a new pants suit, and a nice video of her sniper fire episode. that should keep her out of our hair till spring.
Millions were spent on the primaries to determine the winner. The winner was Obama, no matter how many additional millions Hillary wasted uselessly after he had already won.
Yes, her name should be placed in nomination. As another PUMA member stated, "Obama or Dean to deny her the same privilege given to past candidates, like Shirley Chisolm, Jesse Jackson, and Ted Kennedy. The fact that Clinton received vastly more delegates than any of those past candidates would make the snub even more outrageous".
Whaty part of "You Lost" don't the Clinton's and her supprters get???
Sure. I don't see what it would really hurt. She's lost, and everyone knows it. If it makes her supporters feel better to see her name voted down, then that's fine.
YES SIR!! I do believe her name should be placed for nomination UNLESS – Obama is afraid of being knocked down off the pedestal his supporters put him on!!!
We had the primaries, she lost.
If Obama was in her place, he would have been run out of town. It is clear that she needs to move on and grow up.
No. I'm sick of Hillary and her so called supporters. Enough already.
Hillary is a sore Loser and that is an understatement.
Obama should not trust her and I pray to God he is not picking her VP/
As always love your show. To answer your question: Absolutely not! Would this even be discussed if Hillary hadn't cried 'sexism' the second it was clear that she lost the race because of who she is and who she had around her?
Yes, place her name in nomination at the convention! It certainly would cause less trouble than full out revolt.
Obama won't win without her on the ticket anyway, and she would be foolish to accept even if he was wise enough to ask!
Obama's grin won't give him a win because he is just another patronage (machine) politician.
Hillary at least knows what she is talking about! :)
What is it about the word NO, do the hillary supporters don't understand. This convention is not about hillary. Get over it and move on and Sarah in Indiana, if you pay property tax, you really need to be paying attention to the Governor's race here. Matter of fact in case you did not know it there is a woman running for Governor. Vote for her!
Isn't it clear that "ism" is alive an well in her group of PUMA's. Or why don't they support the candidate that was selected my the majority? Obama. They can call it what they want too. Clearly she is not the choice of the dem party and many Americans. This is just a racist attempt to overthrow the Black candidate in his own party. No matter how many times they deny it. It speaks for itself. I guess folks will finally see that the Clintons only used the Black vote to get what they wanted and that is the white house.
Jack it may not matter whet the Democrats do. It looks like McCain thinks he's already president. Saakashvili was speaking to his people and quoting McCain, saying McCain has assured him America will back him. Good grief, McCain is "speaking for all America" now? What, has he somehow inherited the presidency form Bush now? No election needed? Am I the only one shocked by this?
Jeff G. from Cape Coral,FL.
Hillary did not drop out of the process. She suspended her campaign so that means that she still controls the delegates that she won in the primaries. If she withdraws then her delegates are free to migrate to any candidate they choose
Maybe instead of putting her name into nomination, her supporters should show their respect and use their time to pay off her campaign debt. It will give them something to do with their time, which they obviously need, and if they love her so much, isn't this much more likely to positively impact her future and her life then letting her lose for a second time would?
Only if the Democrats no longer believe in nor honor democracy. Obama won fair and square, according to rules set out and agreed upon prior to the beginning of the process. Majority rules, Jack. To appease her minority of supporters (read: poor losers) would undermine not just Obama, not just the party, but American democracy itself. Call it tyrrany.
if Hillary had any class she would allow her name to be placed in nomination and then decline, throwing her support to Obama..to do anything less would be to display contempt for the nominee and the party.
No! She had her chance, the majority said threy wanted Obama. Hilary's voters need to wake up and grow up, there dumb actions will only aid the republicans.
Did Hillary Win the nomination? I'm confused. Why are we still talking about her?
No. Love her and voted for her but we need unity now.
Why not? it's a democratic process. We the people elect delegates who then vote at the convention. The delegates have been elected, now they must vote . I really don't understand the question. How was JFK nominated? I remember as a kid several names being voted for on multiple ballots.it didn't stop JFK.
I am registered independent, but usually vote Democratic. Obama won the nomination. This nonsense with the Hillary supporters is going to put the Republicans (Bush again) into office. What a legacy for the Clintons -- 'The self-centered Democrats that put McCain in office.'
gail new smyrna beach, FL
Let them go ahead and completely destroy the Party.
Yes! I agree with Sarah from Indiana 100%!
No, Hillary Clinton's name should not be placed in nomination. Barack Obama is a better candidate who has run a better campaign. Obama has already won the nomination, and to try and undermine this is to divide the party.
No – I don't think her name should be put in for nomination. Now, should Obama pick her as VP nominee??? Yes, I think the masses will then have a semblance of satisfaction. I would be much happier.
It will help silece her supporters at the convention. However, they should'nt be doing this if they are truly democrats. Even Hillary Clinton urged them to support Obama. I hope she wholeheartedly meant it. It is just so irritating to see them create such a fuss. I too have supported her during the primaries.
Absolutely. Let everyone's voice be heard. There's an Obama steamroller that needs to be stopped or at least held up while people can rethink whether an political novice is ready to lead our country in such a troubled time.
Every underhanded little trick diminishes her chances in the future for most Democrats. This just made me decide to contribute to her opponent when she runs for Senate next time.
No. Bill and Hillary Clinton should accept the fact that Barack Obama will be the Democratic Nominee for President and fully support him as they claim to be willing to do. The Democratic Party must be fully united in support of Barack. Bill and Hillary should do what seems to be the hardest thing for them–put their egos aside and do what's right for the party and for the country.
If it needs to be said again, so that everyone may understand...NO!!
All of Barack Obama's supporters, and then some, want to make sure that the upcoming Democratic Convention doesn't turn into a "coronation" of Hillary Clinton. Are you listening, DNC? You'd better be. That's a lot of votes.
I'm definately voting Democratic because I believe in it. But I would feel better about my choice with Hillary there to back Obama up with checks and balances.
No!!!! But I don't mind if you put my name in there.
Who cares. If it makes her happy, what the hell. I will never vote for her, but I'm not in the electoral college, so who cares. God help us since we can't seem to help ourselves.
Everybody who will vote in November knows that Obama won the nomination in a squeaker. If he isn't a strong enough candidate to survive a floor vote on national TV like the many who have preceded him, he doesn't deserve to be President. He'll sink or swim on his own no matter what the Clintons do. The only people acting like five-year olds are Obama and Jack Cafferty. With either, it's always their way or the highway.
Hillary Clinton's name should NOT be placed in nomination at the Democratic Convention in Denver. As a female and an African American, I have been extremely proud of this historic election cycle. However, the more Clinton and her avid (sometimes fanatic) supporters attempt to hold on to what COULD have been, the more it conveys that some women cannot move on; that they hold on to disappointments and grudges. This ultimately overshadows the next woman's attempt to become president not to mention promoting a fractured Democratic Party when this country's future is at stake.
Again, Clinton name should absolutely NOT be placed in nomination!!
This is so delusional: a loser trying to tell the victor that they are unfit to server the country. If you can't win the primaries, how do you expect the win in Nov?
Has any of the Hillraisers read the comments about how bad her campaign was run. She could not make a decision, was unprepared to fight passed Super Tuesday, would not resolve the conficts within her team, etc. Basically, she lacks management and decision making skills!
Who isn't prepared to take that 3am call? Hillary
No. And the recent revelations about that inept campaign she ran should end any speculation about which candidate is the most qualified to run a country.
18 milllion people voted for Hillary Clinton. The Obamma people should respect that and if they don't they will not get the votes needed in November to win. So the real question is do they want to gloat over winning the nomination and go around making statements like "get over it you lost" or do they want to win in November. The choice is theirs. It should be interesting to see if Obamma is an egotist or a uniter – so far the ego is winning.
Hilary needs to get over herself! The Clintons keep trying any trick that they can to get in the spotlight! If she had told her supporters that it was over when Obama won the nomination, there wouldn't be the problems that there are now. She keeps egging them on–they were supposed to have had the "carthasis" when she gave her speech after Obama had enough delegates to win the nomination. How many does it take?
Sorry for the typo, please make that Barack Obama.
YES!!!! Obama can't win in Nov. The Hillary supporter's say they
support Obama but when they close the curtain and cast their
vote most will be for McCain.
Yes, but I know they will go up especially after the election.
Sure her name should be added. It's a democracy isn't it? If that splits the party, then it's fairly evident that the two party system is a muck and should open the door to a third, even a fourth party if the people are unhappy with the current system...........and I"m NOT a Hillary fan.
Obama could diffuse this whole thing by naming her as his running mate.
I would LOVE to see that sort of disruption, and I have predicted this happening for months now. Party unity, yeah right, it's nothing more than one for all and all for one, and maybe even a free for all, how funny the thought is.
I am shocked. Yes, shocked to hear that a Clinton would be his/her own personal desires and grudges above the progress of their Country and Party.
If anything like this happens, there will be two political parties left - the Republicans and the Party former known as the Democrats. As someone who voted for all of them - McGovern, Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton the first, Gore, and Kerry, you can have my resignation from the party !!
Viva la GOP.
No? So why bother with a “convention” then?
I've always felt that the mainstream media elected Obama from the start. Obviously, determination, capability, wisdom, and experience aren't qualities the American people want to see in a presidential candidate.
Yes, if Clinton supporters want their voices heard, they should be allowed to do so. Let's not let race (or gender) be the determining factor one way or the other. Let's face it - whoever wins this national election will have an up-hill battle, and I wouldn't wish that on anyone, but the most highly qualified candidate who just might be able to lead us out of this morass and established peace and prosperity - such as we had in the earlier Clinton years.
YES, most definitely YES!!!
Yes. Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, the DNC, and the media is portraying Obama as the nominee. The press has used Obama to sell their stories in print and on television. The presidency of the United States of America is more important the Obama's ego.
This Democrat will Vote for Hillary or John McCain, but will never vote for Obama.
I think Barack and Hilary should surprise the country and end the question by putting her in the VP slot.
I think that would do a lot to unify the party and would give her a chance to concentrate on major issues for the country, such as national health care.
No, nor should King Bill speak during the convention.
He did not run for office, his wife did. Having both of them speak really takes away from Obama's achievement and taints the convention.
Next , the DNC will announce that John Edwards and Bill Clinton will speak 5 minutes before nomination of Obama and yet-to be -announced VP on the moral responsibilities of public office.
Absolutely – Hillary's name should be placed in nomination and a roll call vote should be conducted. With Edwards' dalliances now in the light some of the Superdelegates might change their minds and nominate someone who can affect needed change.
I believe this is a ploy by Hillary to be selected as Obama's VP pick.
I am a strong Hillary supporter and believe she should be the number one pick for the Democratic VP nominee. I applaud Hillary for her actions and think the people should have a role in the decision – so the people should have the option to submit her name at the convention.
Jack, it seems that they're trying to put the Democrats into a corner by saying "Do this...or else!" It's not going to work. Hillary Clinton made the choice herself to drop out of the race, and her supporters just can't accept it. The worst thing they can do, is not picket outside the convention or make a ruckus, it's vote for McCain.
The wise, magnanimous, and selfless thing for Hillary to do would be to decline the nomination on the floor as soon as it's made.
But hey. Clintons will be Clintons.
Obama people are saying no. Hillary people are saying yes.
Democracy says "YES" and democracy should win.
I doubt Hillary Clinton's supporters are LOUD more than they are numerous.
If the democratic people are satisfied with the way the country has been run already for the past eight years, then let them cast their vote for John McCain. Don't let the Hillary supoorters fool anyone, especially themselves!
Enough with Hilary, why can't people see that she just plain lost the nomination. If everything they say about the Clinton's is true, then their absence from the elect Obama bandwagon gives an indication that they are up to something negative. Oh, by the way Hilary, why should anybody pay for your campain expenses? You were the one that wanted the nomination, so now you pay for it !!!!!
Should Hillary wish to run in 2012 or after, do she and her supporters believe that she will ever receive any support from present Obama supporters after her and her supporters performance during this campaign?
Hillary lost plain and simple.We as Americans have to stop complaining when we do not get our way.Play by the rules or work to change the system if you don't like it. Ben Ashton Woodstock,Ga
Absolutely not! If they are so concerned with respect, then start repsecting Mr. Obama as the Democratic Presidential Candidate. Hillary Clinton could not control a small campaigning group. It's known they were divided. If she could not lead a small amount of people, she will not be able to unite a divided nation. The only choice her and her supporters should have is voting for Obama or McCain.
No. With Hillary comes Bill. He has not supported Obama since he won the election.
No! Enough already. Obama is the Democratic nominee. He won fair and square. The party needs to move forward not backward if we plan to beat the Republicans in November. Do we really want 4 more years of Bush?
Do Hillary's supporters really think that McCain will forward her agenda more than Obama will? Have they heard him talk about women's reproductive rights?
He agrees with a lot of President Bush's policies. Does anyone want four more years of this?
Hillary Clinton believes she deserves special treatment . Well, she isn't special. She's the loser in a close race. That's not special. As a life-long Democrat, I am so sick of her. I wish she'd just go away. Bill too.
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