FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Yet another sign that Hillary Clinton is doing her dead-level best to take title to the Democratic National Convention.
In addition to the laundry list of concessions she has already wrung out of Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton plan to use the convention to raise money to pay off more of her campaign debt from the primaries.
Hillary Clinton has announced she will award one lucky donor a trip to the convention – with her. And in case that's not incentive enough, Bill Clinton sent an e-mail to potential contributors promising a memorable week with his wife.
Watch: Cafferty: Clinton in debt?
"You'll get to see Hillary speak on Tuesday, and Barack Obama – the next president of the United States – on Thursday. And I hear Hillary and you will have a chat – I'll make sure to stop by." Makes you want to borrow against your house.
I mentioned Hillary Clinton's doing her best to take title to the convention? Clinton will have her name placed into nomination and there will be a roll call vote. She gets her own prime-time speaking slot. She will be introduced by her daughter, Chelsea. The video preceding her will be produced by her own production company – the same bunch that did the "Man From Hope," for Bill Clinton. Oh, and he's going to speak too. All this for the loser in the race.
The clock is ticking when it comes to Clinton's debt. According to campaign finance rules, candidates only have 20 days after the convention ends to fund-raise for their personal loans. So if you see Senator Clinton out in front of the convention hall with a cup of pencils, buy one. She needs the money.
Here’s my question to you: Is the Democratic Convention the appropriate place for Hillary Clinton to raise money to pay off her campaign debt?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Jessica from Springfield, IL writes:
NO! Not appropriate. If she had gracefully "suspended" her run when WE all knew she couldn't win, she wouldn't BE $20M in debt!! This is Obama's time, also historical; she needs to BUTT OUT!!
Larry from Scappoose Oregon writes:
I guess the media is so desperate for a story you are talking about Hillary fund-raising at the convention. To me it just doesn't matter, as long as she doesn't make a fool of herself on the stage during the speech, it just doesn't matter. There are so many important issues that we could be discussing.
Chad from Los Angeles writes:
I voted for her, but now starting to feel a little embarrassed for her and how desperate she appears now. All this just to pay off a debt that she will make up with her next book, or Bill’s next guest speaking tour.
Karen from Houston Texas writes:
What difference does it make what we think? Obviously the only thing that matters is what Hillary, Bill and her PUMA supporters think. At least that's what the media and she and her supporters keep telling everyone. I will be so glad when this election process is over and I don't have to see or hear the Clintons again.
Nicole from Virgin Islands writes:
Hell to the no!
Let her 18,000,000 supporters retire her debt.
It is in poor form and inappropriate, but I've got an idea, Jack. Why doesn't Hillary just charge large amounts of money for people to overnight in her home? That worked when she and Bill lived in the White House, it should work in New York, too.
Ed from Florida writes:
Who are you going to pick on after the convention?