Senator Hillary Clinton's Name Will Be Submitted For Nomination At DNC
By Erin Kotecki Vest on August 14, 2008
BlogHer Original Post
From the Obama campaign:
"Since June, Senators Obama and Clinton have been working together to ensure a Democratic victory this November. They are both committed to winning back the White House and to to ensuring that the voices of all 35 million people who participated in this historic primary election are respected and heard in Denver. To honor and celebrate these voices and votes, both Senator Obama's and Senator Clinton's names will be placed in nomination."
“I am convinced that honoring Senator Clinton's historic campaign in this way will help us celebrate this defining moment in our history and bring the party together in a strong united fashion,” said Senator Barack Obama."
Senator Obama’s campaign encouraged Senator Clinton's name to be placed in nomination as a show of unity and in recognition of the historic race she ran and the fact that she was the first woman to compete in all of our nation’s primary contests.
“With every voice heard and the Party strongly united, we will elect Senator Obama President of the United States and put our nation on the path to peace and prosperity once again,” said Senator Hillary Clinton.
Senator Obama and Senator Clinton are looking forward to a convention unified behind Barack Obama as the Party’s nominee and to victory this fall for America."
Immediately bloggers and others responded with joy, unease, and confusion.
Kbuczko twitters, "Not so sure about Clinton agenda for Convention seems disruptive..."
Suburban Guerrilla writes, simply, "Interesting"
While Talk Left's Jeralyn points to reports "...The most likely scenario is that Hillary's name will be placed in nomination. She will then release and turn over her delegate votes to Obama."
My first reaction? Uncomfortable. However I applaud the gesture.
What do you think about Clinton getting a roll call vote in Denver?