Clinton To Have Convention Roll Call

Marc Ambinder reports that an agreement is near to have Hillary Clinton’s name placed in nomination at the Democratic convention. This is certainly her right. She did receive the second highest number of votes (and not the most as Clinton supporters continue to claim) and is entitled to the delegates she won.

Whether this is helpful is another question. Some Clinton supporters persist in claiming that if her name was placed in nomination she would somehow win the nomination. This is clearly not going to happen. I also wonder if bitter Clinton supporters will be any less angry after seeing Clinton beaten yet once again. Perhaps the roll call will be choreographic in a manner to help Obama as Ambinder suggests:

It is possible that Sen. Clinton, having had her name submitted, would use the occasion to release her delegates to Obama; depending on how the roll call is staged, Clinton’s released delegates could put Obama over the top.

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