Stacy, did you even read the Daily News article you linked to past the headline? It quotes one pledged Clinton delegate who says her name should be on the ballot in Denver, but a number of other former Clinton supporters (from her “home” state of New York) who are calling for party unity:
“It would be wrong,” said former New York State Democratic Chairman Herman (Denny) Farrell, a superdelegate who strongly supported Clinton’s candidacy. “There should not be a roll call … they should unify.”
A full roll call could be a reminder of how divided Democrats were.
“I don’t see any compelling reason to do anything that is not directed towards unity,” said City Councilman John Liu of Queens, a delegate pledged to Clinton. “She said she’s supporting Sen. Obama and now we just all need to be on the same page.”
Julie Hutchinson, 45, a rank-and-file pledged Clinton delegate from upstate Rochester, said she still believes Clinton would be the better President but agrees it’s time to close ranks.
“While I am so disappointed that Hillary did not get the nomination, I don’t agree with the roll call,” said Hutchinson, her voice breaking with emotion. “It’s divisive and it’s not good for the party.”
That doesn’t sound like much of a fight to me.
Meanwhile, while it’s true that McCain is in a dead heat with Obama in the Gallup poll, it’s important to point out that he also was in February, and March, and April, and so on. True, he would have had more time to unify the party, but the Rev. Wright controversy would have been a political firestorm yet to occur, and now it’s in his rearview mirror.
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