I am having a blast here in Denver. It is a bit bittersweet though since the democratic party is like teflon to the 18 million Hillary supporters. I marched down 16th street with Cristi Atkins with Clintons4McCain, another JustSayNoDeal group. The press swarmed us for 8 blocks where we ended up at the MSNBC with other PUMAs. Cristi and I were invited to speak to Chris Matthews. ewwwwwwwwwwwww
I'm the first to speak here...
after we marched, the PUMAs headed off to a cocktail party where I talked to a delegate who is "out of her mind" with frustration with the Obama "ra ra" campaign at the Hillary delegate proceedings. She shared that they are being pushed into a corner to vote for Obama.
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Meantime, there are all kinds of rumors about whether or not there will be an official roll call. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Stephanopoulos: No Roll Call Vote for Clinton?
ABC News' Nitya Venkataraman reports: After former rivals Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton worked to broker a deal where Clinton's name would be placed into nomination alongside Obama's at the Democratic convention, speculation swirls in Denver that Clinton insiders may be willing to accept no roll-call vote, fearing the blame of disrupting the party's efforts at unity.
ABC News' Chief Washington correspondent George Stephanopoulos says no decisions have yet been made, but that the state-by-state vote faces the possibility of elimination in favor of Obama's nomination "by acclamation."
"The whole idea of a roll call vote could be in flux at this point," Stephanopoulos told ABC's Charles Gibson on World News Sunday night.
"The Clinton people here, they've said they wanted catharsis, they wanted that roll call, but they may not get it," Stephanopoulos said, describing the decision as one being discussed at the highest levels of Clinton's camp. "They don't want to be blamed for any trouble at this convention."
The roll call vote was planned in an effort to soothe Clinton supporters bitterly disappointed by her loss to Obama during the primary season.
An ABC News/Washington Post poll released Sunday showed Obama only receiving the support of 79 percent of Democrats -- a number Stephanopoulos says is due in part to the fact that Obama doesn't yet have all of Clinton's supporters on board.
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