After Hillary Clinton suggested that she might still fight for the nomination at the Democratic National Convention the Clinton and Obama press office’s went into overdrive to put out a unity statement.
From the Politico.
The Clinton and Obama press offices put out a joint statement of unity in response to the ABC News report and video (above) from a California fundraiser suggesting that Clinton hasn’t totally surrendered her convention bargaining chips.
Asked by a supporter at a California fundraiser whether she would consider putting her name into nomination at the Democratic National Convention later this month, Clinton suggested she was considering the option.
“I happen to believe that we will come out stronger if people feel that their voices were heard and their views were respected. I think that is a very big part of how we actually come out unified,” she said. “No decisions have been made. And so we are trying to work all this through with the DNC and with the Obama campaign.”
In an email from the Clinton and Obama press offices, the campaigns downplayed any potential conflict.
“We are working together to make sure the fall campaign and the convention are a success. At the Democratic Convention, we will ensure that the voices of everyone who participated in this historic process are respected and our party will be fully unified heading into the November election,” the statement said.
But a veteran of Democratic Convention mechanics, Matt Seyfang, explained that Clinton holds some real procedural power, and could probably — if she chooses — force a symbolic vote at which her supporters could express their public dissent with the Democratic Party’s decision.
As Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder sang in 1982, Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony. This seems to be lost on the Obama and Clinton camps.