At Politico today, Aug. 8, 2008, the Denver Post’s Sherry and Mulkern report the thoughts and feelings of several Clinton delegates as the Democratic national convention rapidly approaches. Keep in mind that in her concession speech in June, Hillary Clinton suspended her campaign; she did not end it.
Sherry and Mulkern’s post begins:
“Brenda Krause is tired of fear mongering among the Democrats.
“The 55-year-old delegate to the Democratic National Convention doesn’t think the party — or its unity — is in any way compromised by her voting for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the roll call.
“When Clinton dropped out of the running, Krause mourned that her generation likely isn’t going to see a woman claim the Oval Office.
“That day, she vowed to stick with the New York senator.
‘“I’m not going to be coerced into something I don’t believe in,’ said Krause, who lives in Colorado Springs and owns a real estate office. ‘That makes me less unified. If they let me have my voice, I’ll feel more unified.’
“So go the voices of dozens of national delegates across the country, pledged to the New York senator, who say they are flummoxed about what to do when they are asked to cast a vote in a few weeks.
“Though the majority of the Democratic Party backs Barack Obama, an undercurrent of staunch and loyal Clinton supporters say they’ll fight all the way to the national convention, which begins in Denver in 18 days, to put her name on the ballot.”