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Christian science Monitor has another one of those “it’s up to Hillary to unify the party” screeds

On the bright side , it covers us:

Denver is abuzz this week with die-hard Clinton supporters planning protests, rallies, and celebrations that will culminate with a march on Tuesday, the 88th anniversary of the day the 19th Amendment granted women voting rights.

“Hillary supporters are still very upset with the party, very upset with the media, very upset with the process, to the point where I think millions of them will not vote for Obama in November,” says Darragh Murphy, the founder of PUMA PAC, a pro-Clinton political action committee that claims 10,000 members and is planning a series of events here.

10,000? I am sure we’re more!

And then the old pros & cons for the rill call that Donna started follow:

“Can it heal wounds or will it simply reopen them and allow them to stay raw?” asks Steven Peterson, a political science professor at Penn State Harrisburg. “If there are people who feel extremely upset, they may use [the roll-call vote and protests] as a vehicle for trying to show support for Clinton in ways that might hurt the party.”

Murphy is quotes as saying

The only way the DNC will change is if they lose,” she says. “That’s the only power they’ve left to the voters.”

The other thing I like about the article is the title

Hillary’s clout is key at Democratic Convention

that, and the photo I borrowed for this entry

More writeup from

PUMA’s headquarters was a hub of activity Monday as women checked in to pick up signs, trade hugs and plan for the day’s events: a public rally and an evening candlelight vigil in Clinton’s honour that organizers boasted would be attended by representatives from 49 states.

As a couple of dozen women navigated styrofoam coolers of soft drinks and tables bearing old Hillary campaign buttons and anti-Obama bumper stickers, Marnie Delano, a 50-something communications consultant from New York was giving a primer on the group’s new “incident log,” which the group says is compiling instances of harassment of Clinton supporters and delegates in Denver.

“Several said they are scared. ‘I don’t know what to do; if I vote for Hillary, I’m going to get into trouble.’ That is America?”

The reporter is sharper (or more willing to disclose) than most:

PUMA believes Clinton was robbed of the nomination by party elites who favoured Obama, and who now want to bury the evidence with a four-day convention love-in.

Well said!

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