Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hillary Clinton's name will be placed in nomination!

Senator Hillary Clinton's name will be placed in nomination for the roll call vote at the Democratic National Convention, in Denver, CO, 25 - 28 August. The announcement was made earlier today.

I watched the 1960 Democratic National Convention very carefully, and I witnessed what Bobby Kennedy and the Kennedy machine did to upset the apple cart of "pledged delegates," and obtain a majority vote for his brother John (JFK). It was either on the second, or third ballot.

Delegates can change their minds. The delegates are "pledged," but they are not bound to cast their vote for the candidate to whom they are "pledged." Their votes are not carved in stone. It's not over until the final roll call vote, and I have seen conventions where two, or more, roll call votes were necessary to get an actual majority for the "presumptive" candidate, thereby declaring an official winner.

Senator Clinton will speak the second night of the Convention, Tuesday, 26 August. The keynote speaker that night will be former Virginia governor Mark Warner, currently running for the U.S. Senate from Virginia.

Some speculate Mark Warner is at the top of Senator Obama's VP shortlist. I have met him when he was Governor of Virginia, and I have a very high opinion of him. My dream ticket is Clinton - Warner. You know, it could still happen.

It ain't over until the lady in the pant suit says it is!

Related article: "Clinton backers to make noise at Dem convention".

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