Wheeling and Dealing for Unity in Denver
Posted on Aug 25, 2008
Hillary Clinton kicked off the Democratic convention with a plea for unity, but behind closed doors she has been busy negotiating what that might look like. One thing’s for sure: It may be Barack Obama’s big week, but there’s going to be plenty of Clinton face time in Denver.
Both Hillary and Bill have prime-time speaking slots, and there will be a Chelsea appearance and even a screening of a short biographical video celebrating Hillary Clinton.
On top of all that, the AP is reporting that Hillary may play the role of kingmaker.
AP via Google:
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are working on a deal to give her some votes in the presidential nomination roll call, but end the divided balloting quickly with a unanimous consent for Obama.
Democratic officials involved in the negotiations say the idea is that at the start of the state-by-state roll call Wednesday night, delegates would cast their votes for Clinton or Obama.
But the voting would be cut off after a couple states, perhaps ending with New York, when Clinton herself would call for a unanimous backing for Obama from the convention floor.
AP photo / Elise Amendola