Well, sports fans, it looks like Hillary’s name WILL be placed into nomination after all. Step One is complete!
As for Step Two, there’s quite a bit more work to do. You see, this is going to be ceremonial only – a little pat on the head for the pesky females who won’t shut up and do what Daddy tells them. Oh yes, forcing Hillary’s delegates to vote for Barack Obama is EXACTLY what we wanted. Thanks, Oh Beneficent Party Leaders!
During the Denver gathering, Democrats will officially choose Obama to run against Republican John McCain this fall, but the state delegations will do a traditional roll call for their nominee’s vanquished primary opponent as well.
Obama and Clinton — fierce rivals then, reluctant allies now — agreed to the arrangement after weeks of negotiations between their respective aides. The two sides made the announcement Thursday in a collegial joint statement.
“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 Obama, an Illinois senator.
Heh. Heh. Heh. Remember what he said just a short while ago, on August 7th?
“As is true in all conventions, we’re still working out the mechanics, the coordination,” Obama said. One such issue is whether there will be a convention roll call on Clinton’s nomination, he said.
“I’m letting our respective teams work out details,” he said. Asked if that meant he wouldn’t object to her name being placed in nomination and a vote taken, Obama said: “I didn’t say that. I said that they’re working it out.”
Mwahahahaha! Sure, you wanted this all along, Oba-Moi.
Here is Hillary’s statement on this issue:
Added Clinton, a New York senator: “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.”
“A New York Senator?” Way to minimize the person with scary ladyparts, Yahoo!
In any case, I think we are all aware that this is not what we wanted, but without Hillary on board, the first step would never have happened. The next step is a floor fight.
Come on, Barack, what are you worried about? If you have the delegates and the votes, why don’t you magnanimously allow the lady her day? Don’t you realize how cathartic that would be for all of us Hillary supporters?
Or is it just possible that you’re afraid buyers’ remorse has set in; that after the Wright fiasco, America doesn’t want you enough to vote you into office; and that without the DNC’s thumb on the scales, you cannot be the nominee?
Barack, darling, wouldn’t it be better to find this out NOW than in November, after uncounted millions of dollars have been wasted on your failed campaign against John McCain?
We cannot give up now. The PFKD is shaking in its boots. Fear the power of the people, New Plutocrats. We will not go quietly!