Monday, August 4, 2008


For weeks, rumors have been circulating about whether or not Hillary Clinton’s name will be on the ballot at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. As a presidential candidate with close to 2,000 delegates, many are wondering why placing the senator’s name into nomination would even be questioned. At a finance event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC in June, Barack Obama confirmed that such a possibility was, in fact, being negotiated behind closed doors. This revelation stunned many Clinton supporters.

“The path to party unity runs through Denver,” explained Daniel Kagan, a Clinton delegate from Colorado. “Whether this convention begins and ends with the party unified depends upon whether the name ‘Hillary Clinton’ appears on the nominating ballot.”

A grassroots effort has been established by a group of Clinton delegates and volunteers to collect 300 names to be placed on a nominating petition. The petition will be submitted to Nancy Pelosi, Permanent Chair for the 2008 Convention in accordance with DNC rules. These signatures must be submitted before the commencement of the Convention on August 25, 2008. Petition signatures must be notarized and submitted in writing.

“We fully expect to gather more than enough names to be able to submit this petition to Speaker Pelosi,” said Michele Thomas, a volunteer working to organize signatures. “These 300 individuals will make history – being part of the process that has been followed by honorable men and women for decades.”
While Senator Clinton has neither supported nor discouraged this effort and has enthusiastically endorsed Senator Obama, she did mention the nominating process and the role that delegates do play at a recent event in California.

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Anonymous said...

Does anyone know about the status of progress of collecting these signatures?


vrajavala said...

Barry's used to winning without opposition. That's how he got into politics, by betraying the good faith of Alice Palmer. Therefore, he does not want Hillary's name on the ballot. has just revealed that the birth certificate that Barry posted on his fightthesears site used the original certificate of Barry's sister maya. Interesting how she has a COLB, when she was born in Jakarta

Anonymous said...

I guess I am a little confused here. What difference does it make to anyone if Hillary's name is on the ballot or not?? I have been a supporter, campaigner, donator and everything else you can imagine for Hillary for the past year! But when the crooked DNC has done everything back stabbing thing known to man to get Obama in there, why on earth would Hillary want to CARE if her name is on there? They are going forward with Obama no matter what, that is obvious, and as a Democrat Hillary has no other choice than to fall in line for NOW. The ONLY way that Obama will not win is to vote John McCain! Hillary has EVERY chance to win in 2012 and I truly believe ALL efforts should be made NOW to elect McCain and then ALL efforts should be made to nominate and elect Hillary in 2012. This convention is nothing more than a formality and I think we all know it?? Short of Obama being thrown out of the Country or indicted for murder, they are going with him no matter how stupid, inexperienced, or flip-flopping he is! We all saw what a farce the Rules Committee was, nothing more than a sham, they KNEW what they were going to do BEFORE they went into that meeting. By Cheryl Page

Anonymous said...

I agree with Cheryl Page that the only thing we can do right now to bring Hillary back for 2012 is to vote for John McCain in November 2008.I previously posted this comment and someone (whom I think is not really a Hillary supporter--I hope this person does not join this Blog anymore) claimed that I am racism and betrayed the Democratic Party. Come on, how can people say that if you do not vote for Mr. Obama, you are racism. This is my vote. I will not use my vote to support Mr. Obama. The reason is simple and clear---he is not qualified for this job. At present, John McCain is better than Mr. Obama. But, of course, Hillary is the best person for this job.

Camille said...

Cheryl Page and Anonymous:
Not everyone can hold their breath long enough to vote Republican. I for one will either write her in or not vote at all in this election, if the DNC fails to elect her as the Democratic nominee over Obama in Denver. "The winter of our discontent" about Obama, arrives not before then, if ever.
Until then, I will continue to "rain on his parade".
I agree with Anonymous that racism should not be an issue here. His race and religion are what they are, just his. But, he is not qualified to be President of me and mine or anyone else!
If the DNC, FBI and media would do their jobs, we would not be having this discussion.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the other comments left by anonymous. I think the only way to go is to vote for McCain in Nov 2008. Hillary will fare better in 2012 but since she gave her votes to Obama there isn't a chance of her getting on the ballot. Stop Obama by giving your support and vote to Senator John McCain.

Anonymous said...

This primary was the worst coverage ever by all media outlets. It was unfair to the Clinton family. Now the Democrats have a weak and inexperienced nominee because of the sexist views of Senator Clinton and the poor biased reporting favoring Senator Obama.

I won't miss reading another treatise by a man or woman, of the left or right, who says that sexism has had not even a teeny-weeny bit of influence on the course of the Democratic campaign. To hint that sexism might possibly have had a minimal role is to play that risible "gender card."

Most of all, I will not miss the silence.

I will not miss the deafening, depressing silence of Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean or other leading Democrats, who to my knowledge (with the exception of Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland) haven't publicly uttered a word of outrage at the unrelenting, sex-based hate that has been hurled at a former first lady and two-term senator from New York.

Among those holding their tongues are hundreds of Democrats for whom Clinton has campaigned and raised millions of dollars. Don Imus endured more public ire from the political class when he insulted the Rutgers University women's basketball team.

Would the silence prevail if Obama's likeness were put on a tap-dancing doll that was sold at airports? Would the media figures who dole out precious face time to these politicians be such pals if they'd compared Obama with a character in a blaxploitation film? And how would crude references to Obama's sex organs play?

There are many reasons Clinton is lost the nomination contest, some having to do with her strategic mistakes, others with the groundswell for "change." But for all Clinton's political blemishes, the darker stain that has been exposed is the hatred of women that is accepted as a part of our culture.

This has been a disgrace for Democrats and to date the DNC had minimal remarks about the issue. They should be outraged.
I am saddened and angry. My entire community will not be voting for Obama this November.

Anonymous said...

Is this a convention, or a hijacking of sheep? Should be NO question about nominating Hillary; it seems that Barry's supporters want to stop democracy, especially within the Democratic party. It might help if every delegate's vote be worn as a large colorful ribbon banner. I want to see my delegates voting for Hillary, who won this state by a wide margin. There can be no unity from a fraudulent NOMINATING convention. nobo!

HiLLGAL2008 said...

I am a Sneator CLinton supporter, but,if we don't helps Obama, because it is one less of the 18,000,000 million not going to Senator Clinton or MCCain, it is like voting for Obama,not voting and not voting for McCain it is like giving Obama three votes...I realize that is hard to do,not because he is a bad person he isn't, but,we are Seantor Clinton supporters, but, we have to vote for McCain to keep our non-votes or write-ins going to Obama... If you write her in, it will counted as a vote for Obama if your state law doesn't allow write-ins unless they register as write-ins...Obama will automatically get the write-in because it is for another democrat...please check your state...because if that happens and it doesn't count for Senator Clinton, that write in counts for one vote for Obama